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    Hi Dave

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the hello. Regarding us sending you snow and good photo ops, I am glad that we could be of service.

    Though it has been a little cold lately, we are below average for snow so you guys are getting hit harder than us in my area.

    Harold

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    Loooks like I'm a little late but welcome to APUG

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    Just wanted to say hi (I'm new here) and say that I was born in Sitka and can't wait to get back up there. I've been stuck outside for too long!

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    Sitka

    Ah yes! My "almost" immediate neighbor Island to the north of me. I've been to your island only once and I was very surprised. It looked like any medium sized town with all the "frills & fancies". Stores, airport on land with jet landings, pretty homes, nice places to eat . . . civilized. Very un-like my primitive neck of the woods. I enjoyed my short stay in Sitka.

    Well welcome to the Forum and thanks for the note.

    Harold

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    Hay Harold; welcome aboard from just a tad south of you. I'm on the north coast of BC, at the head of a channel 60 miles inland. Pacific moisture / inland temperatures translate to HEINOUSLY wild and variable weather...your rock must get even weirder!!

    You, like me, must have never met another photographer out in the field...bliss...

    Murray

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    Hi Murray,
    Good to hear from you and to know that a LF Photographer is rather close.

    The Rock . . . yes that's what we call it. PoW (Prince of Wales Island) also means Prisoner of War as we are totally surrounded by harsh, wild, horrible seas and terrible winds. We just can't go to the main land when ever we desire. If we're ill and the weather is bad, our only means of relief and help comes from the US Coast Gurad Blackhawk Chopper.

    "You, like me, must have never met another photographer out in the field...bliss...", that's an under statement. I rarely meet anyone in the field! And in many ways it is bliss!

    What kind of 4X5 do you shoot?
    Harold

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    I have NEVER shot a 4x5 or ANY OTHER camera in my LIFE...although I did once fire a tripod that really deserved it into the cold, cold depths of a river...sink you bastard!

    I'm 44 - bought my Wista 4x5 by mail order from Zone VI, 22 years ago, as it's a 1000 mile drive for me (1500 mile drive, 200 mile flight for you?) to the nearest store that sells (limited) large format gear in Vancouver, BC. In the begining Zone VI sold slam-dunk top-notch goods. I've used the same twelve film holders, 120ml & 210ml lenses, focusing cloth (with modifications), and tripod (with modifications), for the last 22 years. Not bad for the weather you and I have to face. This gear has also been on a six month sea kayaking trip along the coast of BC...two months in winter, two months in spring, and two months in the fall...say no more!!!

    What do you use...what are your tricks for keeping it all dry during monsoon rains / silver dollar sized snow flakes?

    Since I rarely keep to the trails around here, like you, I seldom meet anybody out in the bush. Which brings an idea to mind...maybe you can start a thread about the critters (non human) you've met while photographing...I'm sure you've met a few!

    Murray

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    Hi Harold,

    Welcome to "the other forum"!

    Cheers,
    Graeme Hird
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    Hi Murray,
    Currently I own two Sinar 4X5's; one is the Sinar-f and the other is a Sinar F2. I bought the Sinar-f in 2000 but didn't start to learn about it and use it until about a year ago. I was recently in Germany and purchased the Sinar F2. I am a beginner to LF. I am trying to figure a way of taking pictures of the Killer Whales and Ble Whales from my boat. I think that if I can get some fast film I just might be able to do this in rather protected waters (3 to 4 foot seas in the chanel). It would never work on the outside.

    I see you too are concerned about hard rain and blowing wind. Those who have never been in *our* "neck of the woods" have no clue do they??!!!

    I have no secrets regarding staying dry, however, my wife made my Sinar f a very nice rain-coat. The material is made of zero porosity nylon with weather proof backing and along the edges is round lead wire which we frequently use to weight the lines on our shrimp and crab pots to keep the lines from floating (guys cut floating lines with knives so they don't get in boat props). The rain coat has a clear visor above the lens which sticks out about 4 inches and helps to protect the lens from falling rain (does no good for blowing rain and snow). Since you live in my environment you know there is little one can do to protect equipment or one's self from the 60 MPH blows that frequently hit us. Weather like that . . . I stay inside and develop film, attempt to learn more about scanning negatives, attempt to learn Adobe Photo Shop, and attempt to learn about and control my new printer. Oh! One thing that has been of benefit is, I purchased a bag bellows for my camera. Though it frequently serves as a wind sail, it's easier to wipe dry and maintain than the standard bellows. That has helped, if for no other reason than to set my mind at ease when the camera gets wet knowing that I can better dry the camera bellows.

    What do you do about the wind and rain? How do you deal with your GG frosting and in the summer, how do you deal with the bugs? Those things get inside my camera and crawl about on my GG.
    Harold

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    Hi Graeme,

    I think time has come for me to spend a little time on the "other Forum". Thanks for the welcome.

    Harold

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