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Are you a fair weather photographer?

youmightlikethis Avatar
its dull dreich dismal wet and windy here in glasgow today looking for an excuse not to go out and stay dryGrin
Chrism8 Avatar
Chrism8 16 1.1k 34 England
8 Dec 2019 7:32AM
Far from it, the worse the weather the better it is for me. Grin
brian1208 Avatar
brian1208 20 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 7:58AM
so long as the wind is SE to SW force 4+ I don't care if raining, snow or whatever, I will be on the beach shooting our collection of 60+ mad wind and kite surfers


Otherwise - yes I'm a fair weather photographer Grin
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Chrism8 16 1.1k 34 England
8 Dec 2019 8:14AM
Just after a soaking


Just before a soaking


We both copped it here


DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 21 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 10:46AM
Generally I'd have to say yes. Maybe cold but never raining.

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sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 11:06AM
Fab image Brian
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 12:00PM
I don't mind saying that I am a fair weather photographer now. My cameras (apart from a slightly wonky Olympus TG 82) are not water resistant in any way. The TG 82 gets dunked in ponds occasionally.
I do not mind the cold if it is dry cold. The coldest I have used a camera (Canon AE-1) in is -30c in the Arctic in December, but I was younger and fitter then.

Blizzard coming in from the North!
photowanderer Avatar
8 Dec 2019 2:03PM
With the exception of night photography, I'm very much a sunny days only photographer. Really, there's not much on the average dull day that I'd want to photograph. But something like giant hailstones accompanied by thunder and lightning would definitely get me out with my camera.
benjibob342 Avatar
benjibob342 17 46 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 5:05PM
As I get older (80 next), the desire gets less
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 5:21PM
I would not say I am a fair weather photographer but I would like weather and light to suit the subject. Storms can be great for landscapes and seascapes. For people shots outside or birds in flight full sun is the worst. Ideally for these a hazy but bright sky is ideal. You then get some light under the birds and people are not squinting or showing dark shadows.

brian1208 Avatar
brian1208 20 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 5:22PM

Quote:Fab image Brian

Thanks, "straight out of camera mate"! Grin

It was shot during a 6 hour session in one of the major named storms a couple of years ago.

One of the lads in the original image made some comment about it being a "war zone out there" which provoked me into having a play.

The action really was that mad and its basically just had a cloud filter applied then been goosed with too much haze reduction, sharpness and saturation

went down well with those in the shot though Smile
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JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2019 9:17PM
LOL, not today - was out shooting my son's football team. Howling gale, some rain and frozen fingers.
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779HOB 11 1.2k United Kingdom
10 Dec 2019 12:41PM
No - but would be by choice - cycling event.


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