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pH foto 4:40am, 18 October 2007
Thursday looks like a great day for giant waves and raw weather. Waves to 12 feet and 60 mph gusts in canal park possible. Unfortunately lots of rain as well. Any technical tips or good locations for shooting in wet storm conditions? Improvised waterproofing ideas especially.

Also, if anyone has a 10 foot clear acrylic sphere with access hatch, I would like to borrow it. An AMC Pacer will also do in a pinch. Thanks!
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
sounds fun! i don't really have any tips though...just stay out of the water...

and i'm sorry...a friend is currently borrowing my acrylic sphere for a project he is doing on under-water-basket-weaving
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
I have used a garbage bag before with rubber bands around the lens and a small hole cut for the eye piece, If you had a piece of plastic to wrap around the top part (and only the top part) of the lens, it would be better (if you do all the way around, the water splashes up from the bottom onto the lens.) I am currently using a KATA rain guard that works OK (not worth the price, though!) but am having issues with the front of the lens and looking to glue velcro to a thicker plastic piece to go over the lens. None of these ideas will help shooting into horizontal rain, however (which you will probably be dealing with today!)

There is always the underwater housings at $1K+
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I also have heard of people cutting a sleeve off a rain jacket and using that with good results.
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manley.josh 11 years ago
randall, HA!!

shawn, have you used those pouches from adorama? if so did it work well
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I haven't, but I have read reviews on those pouches. Apparently you can take them pretty far under water and the have a front glas element so the picture quality remains good.
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Has anyone been near the lake at all today? I'm curious as to how it is looking and whether it is worth trekking out in the rain later to try to get some shots.

As for keeping rain off of the lens I have noticed that just having a lens hood on does a decent job, just so long as the rain isn't going sideways. To keep the rain off of my camera I do a very technical maneuver of guarding it with my jacket.
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I just looked out my office window 1:20pm (old central high) and see there are big rollers coming into the Canal.
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Are things calming down now? It is bright and sunny is South End right now.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
I just left Denfeld, so I am not sure. I am rarely at Old Central. Usually I am there for lunch hour, then i am back out to various schools.

They are claining 14 foot waves today on www.duluthnewstribune.com
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
I think I might head up to Split Rock in hopes of catching some monsters this afternoon.
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It cleared up for a bit... did anyone catch any waves?
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There was nothing going on in the way of waves at 6:30 when I was down at the lake. Then I tried to go to Enger to take some city shots, but there was some man pacing up and down by the entry way and he began screaming and shaking his fists at me when I drove in, so I left. A little freaky. I took a couple of shots from Skyline on my way home, but they turned out like shit. Then I saw two accidents, one by the 21st St exit and one in Superior by Grizzly's.

It was really just time to be home after all that.
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I went to Stony Point and got a few.
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maxcaven 11 years ago
Shawn, if you don't mind me asking, what do you do at denfeld? I know from the self topic you work for the school district, none the less if you find yourself there when we're in fifth hour you should pop into the art room, me and troy 'danger' are in there for photo that hour.
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