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Zero

Without A Hercules

Last night the temperature disappeared -- it was 0°F. 5°F in the morning. Warmed up and the dropped down to 15°F last I checked. It'll be above freezing on Saturday. All this while Winter Storm Hercules was pummeling the Northeast, followed by bitter cold.

Had a doctor's appointment downtown this morning, so trotted out the D100 with me. Seems to tolerate daylight just fine. White snow is white. The previoius owner had set the Hue adjustment to +3°, so I zeroed it last night. But I've had to subtract a little blue from every shot, so I may go into the CSM Custom Settings Menu and put the adjustment back in and see what it does.


Close-up of a pine tree in the turnaround at home. (Click on photo for larger.)
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The view from the turnaround -- can you spot the pickup truck? (Click on photo for larger.)
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The shack in the field -- I've done studies with longer lenses before. This is just with an 80mm lens (120mm FX equivalent). (Click on photo for larger.)
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Approaching downtown Grand Rapids on US-131 south. Notice how impossible the road conditions are today -- Monday may be a different story. I turned on the grid lines to help line up the horizontal for grab shots like this where I'm not holding the camera up to my eye normally. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Coming down the hill on I-196 from the Medical Mile to downtown and the Grand River. (Click on photo for larger.)
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The River

The last big photo expedition I did before I got sick was to the flooded Grand River (DW). Today I swung from I-96 at Marne through the back roads down to the old M-45 crossing, the road now called River Hill Drive.


End of Road -- you can see the other part of the old M-45 crossing beyond. (Click on photo for larger.)
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I had planned on setting the D100 on Continuous and firing off for several seconds and seeing if I could make an animated .gif of the Grand River's icebergs, but it wasn't doing anything. I took two shots and when I got home decided to make a rough panorama, even though one shot was at 62mm and the other at 68mm, so they didn't quite mesh.


A quiet, placid and cold Grand River. (Click on photo for larger.)
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I'd say the D100 and 28-80mm f3.3-5.6G AF-NIKKOR work.

Dr. Phil
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