A Canceled Photography Trip......

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  1. Lonnie1212

    Lonnie1212 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi Folks,

    I figure this might be the best place to whine a little. I hope you don't mind. But I am scheduled to take the AMTRAK to Chicago at 6:30 AM tomorrow morning. Have been feeling a little stressed about going to the big city. Thinking the weather might have something to do with it. It is currently 7 F with a windchill of -4 in the windy city. I would be carrying a backpack with a tripod and two extra lenses, walking the streets, the tour buses are not running..... There are things I could do. But I am not feeling the enthusiasm right now. I went to Chicago two weeks ago and had the time of my life. But the weather was different. Sort of feeling disappointed in myself.

    Thanks for listening,

    Lonnie


     
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    Sounds understandable to me, Lonnie. I'm not sure how enthusiastic I'd be about dragging that gear around in a -4' windchill!

    A good photo trip shouldn't have to mean being severely uncomfortable the whole time.

    Chicago is a fabulous city. :icon_cheers: But I'd rather check it out in June than February. I'm not afraid to admit it!
     
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    Hi Terri,

    It is good to hear from you. I am glad that you agree. It can be hard to concentrate when the weather is bad.
     
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    Reschedule! No need to force it if it’s not going to be fun.
     
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    As Square peg says go another time.
    At -4 you kit will be still to use and your batteries will suffer not to mention all the crud blow in the wind.
    Just of interest I looked up the temp range for a canon 6d min is zero deg c to 40deg c
     
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    I was curious about low temperatures and camera performance. If a camera has condensation in it, and you step into below freezing temperatures, there could be a problem. I went to Chicago two weeks ago and it was 35 F with sunshine. It was perfect weather for ice skating and sight seeing. But this below zero windchill stuff is different.
     
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    I'd go regardless xD
     
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    If you go the obvious is to dress appropriate for the weather. Bring large ziplock bags and put your camera in it before entering a warm area to prevent condensation. Your batteries will drain quick so be aware of that. If you dress right, it should make the trip good. I personally hate bitter cold when shooting but you may be able to go down to the shore line and capture some unique images.
     
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    Isnt it NBA all star weekend in Chicago? Now for some people that’s a reason to go - activities, stars, parties... but for others that’s a reason to stay home - crowds, long waits for everything, upcharging everywhere...
     
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    Good advice! Thank you very much
     
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    Now I am getting in the mood for baseball.
     
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    Sometimes things work out for the best, seems better to go another time and enjoy it than to go and hate the whole darn experience!
     

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