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Betty LaRue

Are you a wimp or a trooper?

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When it comes to weather, do you get out and shoot no matter the weather, or do you stay home when it’s very cold, windy, rainy, dull skies?

I stepped outside this morning. Sun shining, blue skies, but only just barely above freezing temperatures. Very windy, so the wind chill is significant.

I’m a wimp, I guess, because I’m staying in today.

If the temps were moderate, I’d be out there no matter the wind.

Of course, I prefer blue or partly cloudy skies but in flower season, I love the great soft box in the sky. Bright overcast.

I shoot during rain only if the water is gushing, I can find a flooded area and if I can keep my camera dry. Usually from the window of my car.

i like shooting snow, but only if it’s more than a dusting, a good cover, and love when it is windless and collects on fences and branches.

How about you?

Betty

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I do most of my shooting inside. 

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I'll shoot in any weather if it'll give photographic results. Hate typical British grey grim skies that kill an image, so that's what'll keep me inside. As an example I applied but failed to get accreditation for the New Year's Day Parade in London today, but would have gone regardless if the sun was out which you need for the bright colours to pop. Sadly the weather was British so I gave it a miss.

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wimp, and getting even wimpier with age...

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13 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

wimp, and getting even wimpier with age...

Me too! I used to bundle up, sit on the covered patio and shoot birds. But that was in Oklahoma City. This patio isn’t covered. Just doesnt feel right.

And then, there’s the wimp thing. 
Avpics, we have blue skies probably 70% in winter, 90% in summer. But then, you’re surrounded by water. I’m not.

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I've been known to shoot the weather outside from inside. 😉

 

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

I've been known to shoot the weather outside from inside. 😉

 

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Yeah, Ed, I’ve stood in my doorway and shot snow myself.  I don’t get very cold in the time it takes to rip off a couple of shots. Plus my car makes a warm hide. Roll the window down, shoot in 30 seconds.

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Today the sun was shining in the wrong direction for shooting a parade that was religiously flying Blue and White Nicaraguan flags while being accompanied by various police who were unarmed or not visibly armed, including transit police.  I decided to bag it as I'd gotten a photo of a similar photos, without the police, earlier.  :).  Didn't go out last night to photograph the New Years Midnight burning of the effigies of the Men of the Old Year and Its Vices, but did get some lesser shots from my window (posted to social media, not for Alamy as quality was a bit off).  Sometimes, one listens to the spider sense, and sometimes, one is just tired.  And sometimes, both.

 

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The spidey sense should not be ignored.

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Trouper in my own mind but wimp in reality.  Flowers don't tend to look good in the rain.  But I have been known to go out in our (rare) snowy days for the odd selfie:

 

Long coated, white haired Jack Russell terrier bitch in the snow Stock Photo

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Mostly a wimp, except if I'm covering an outside  media accredited event, in which case I have to take it on the chin!  I will occasionally venture out on snowy, frosty  or  misty days,  for a good seasonal image. But like most Brits, I find grey cloudy conditions to be mostly uninspiring, The possible exception being when I'm photographing cars,  which sometimes benefit from the lack of reflections in lower light conditions. I do like large puddles after heavy rain, as you can sometimes get  interesting reflections in them.  

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I love to go out when it's snowing, hoping we get some 😉 - rain not so much.....

 

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12 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

I've been known to shoot the weather outside from inside. 😉

 

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Ed's been channelling Kertész.

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I very rarely shoot inside and I don't mind snow or rain as long as I can keep my camera dry. The problem is the amount of light. At this time of the year there is 5 to 6 hours of daylight in Helsinki. I spent those hours mostly in office. And if I do get out, there's most likely dull, cloudy sky with very little light coming through. There is approximately 26 hours of sunshine in whole December. 

 

In June there is about 19 hours of good light a day and some 280 hours of sunshine all together. So I shoot in the summertime and upload in the winter. Actually it's OK from February to October.

 

 

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I can be a bit of a wimp or a trooper depending on the circumstances. I'm in Western Australia and the light here is good right through winter and extremely bright to the point of being harsh in summer. I will tend not to be out on the really hot summer days except early and late. But I have come to really love winter here for photography as there is often lovely light all day. Only thunderstorms put me off going outdoors in winter. I have a good waterproof camera pack which has kept my gear dry in heavy rain. So winter is not a wimpy time for me as it's really not that cold here. But summer heat and UV radiation can be intense, so I'm out a lot less in the middle part of the day then.

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Hmmm!   Wimp or Trouper?  

 

Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp.🤪

 

Allan

 

Then again check out some of my snow images.😀

 

ITMA

 

Edited by Allan Bell

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In my case, when I first started in stock, I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Nothing stopped me, including bad weather. As time went on  the newness and excitement of being a stock photographer wore off. Since I already have a some of those bad weather images, I don’t feel freezing my nose and toes off is worth getting more.  Unless I can get them the easy way.

Betty

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46 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

In my case, when I first started in stock, I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Nothing stopped me, including bad weather. As time went on  the newness and excitement of being a stock photographer wore off. Since I already have a some of those bad weather images, I don’t feel freezing my nose and toes off is worth getting more.  Unless I can get them the easy way.

Betty

 

Hello Wimpess from Big Wimp. Happy New Year. Did you have a good Christmas?

 

Allan

 

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Feeling the cold much more now that I am getting on, so have to go for the wimp option. Mind you, if there was a crisp layer of overnight snow followed by bright sunshine I probably would make the effort. 

 

Fell off my bike on black ice about a week ago, bruised but luckily no bones broken. Should never have gone out in those conditions. A friend fell off his bike and fractured his hip not long ago - when you get older you don't bounce quite so well.  Back on the bike today to the shops but too cold for more than a brief spin, no camera involved.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

Hmmm!   Wimp or Trouper?  

 

Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp, Wimp.🤪

 

Allan

 

Then again check out some of my snow images.😀

 

ITMA

 

 

At least you're not suffering from an identity crisis. 😥

 

BTW, I think you're right --  it should be  "trouper" rather than "trooper". Unless of course you like to wear a boy scout hat when you're out snapping photos in the snow. 🤣

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Cold doesn't bother me but rain does, primarily because I’m worried about not wrecking my camera(s) which aren’t  weatherproof.

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"There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."

 

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Same here i don't mind the cold but shoot from a car, getting wrecked gear is not worth the shot. I got a home made bean bag which makes a great camera rest against the car window opening, very cheap and very affective.

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27 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Same here i don't mind the cold but shoot from a car, getting wrecked gear is not worth the shot. I got a home made bean bag which makes a great camera rest against the car window opening, very cheap and very affective.

Well, aren’t you smart! I have one of those, too. Made from a piece of a denim pants leg and filled with...beans, of course. Here are two smart people! 😁 

(Don’t gag, people)

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