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ChrisSearle
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Mar 27, 2013 09:14 |  #1

Whenever I set up for a long exposure a wind springs up where just minutes before it has been completely still, or, the lighting is perfect so I rush out, set up and .... a cloud stations it'self in front of the sun.
Has the weather got it in for me or am I just paranoid?


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Mar 27, 2013 09:20 |  #2

You're not paranoid. Didn't you see the "Sticky" about burning incense & praying to the Sun & Wind Gods? And sometimes in extreme cases it doesn't hurt to sacrifice a pair of your wife/GF's best shoes.


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Mar 27, 2013 09:38 |  #3

Murphy was an optimist.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 11:25 as a reply to  @ moose10101's post |  #4

Equally aggravating is that when searching for the best angle for a perfectly lit outdoor subject, the sun (actually the earth) has the audacity to move, tossing away the effect.


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Mar 27, 2013 11:29 |  #5

I think there is a direct relationship between the duration of a lightning storm and the length of time it takes you to drive to a suitable location and set your gear up.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 16:46 |  #6

Nah, it's out to get me too. I was doing KAP for a couple years (kite aerial photography) using a large kite, strong line, and a rig for the camera (set on time lapse), and had fun doing it, but the wind never cooperated and I eventually quit in frustration.


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Mar 27, 2013 16:46 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #7

It's just you. NONE of the rest of us have any such problems.

And if you believe that, call me! Have I got some deals for you!




  
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Mar 27, 2013 16:52 |  #8

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15762696 (external link)
Nah, it's out to get me too. I was doing KAP for a couple years (kite aerial photography) using a large kite, strong line, and a rig for the camera (set on time lapse), and had fun doing it, but the wind never cooperated and I eventually quit in frustration.

Come on now! Doing KAP is just spitting in Aiolos' eye! Whattya expect to happen?

Aiolos was/is the Greek god of the winds.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 17:22 |  #9

ChrisSearle wrote in post #15761096 (external link)
Has the weather got it in for me or am I just paranoid?

the weather has got it in for all of us
Spring has to warm up eventually ... or so the meteorologists say




  
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Mar 27, 2013 20:40 |  #10

Clouds are part of life here for most of the year.

I don't know how many times I've looked outside at night and seen a nice break in the clouds showing the moon in some interesting "phase", I've gone in to get some gear, and by the time I'm out to set up, no more moon!


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Mar 27, 2013 21:56 |  #11

moose beat me to it but meet murphy he's alway around just where you do not need him.


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Mar 27, 2013 22:02 |  #12

It does that to me with macro/closeup shooting, too. See a flower/plant/etc that is nice and static, get the tripod out and the macro rail attached, lock the camera in place, and the wind blows it around until I take the rig all apart. Then back to stationary again.


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Mar 28, 2013 02:37 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #13

The wind in particular, it's just spooky sometimes. Set up for a macro of a flower, tripod etc and AS Soon as I'm ready the wind starts. Walk away from the camera and it dies down, move back towards the camera and yes, it starts again.
And forget planning a days outing because the weather will ALWAYS do the opposite of what I'm looking for.
It's out to get me, for sure.


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Mar 28, 2013 03:23 |  #14

In astronomy/stargazing circles, it is a well known fact that anytime you purchase a new telescope, you see guaranteed to have a month straight of cloudy weather.


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Mar 28, 2013 13:03 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #15

Murphy is very good at what he does.




  
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