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« on: January 22, 2011, 05:59:47 pm »

Yesterday, January 21st Martin and i arranged to meet up for a photo shoot.  As high pressure was in command the temperatures were dipping very low under clear skies with freezing fog and severe frost. We decided there should be some good photo opps, Ballyronan marina was our initial target and en route we encountered lethal road conditions with black ice. I was driving and almost lost control at one point, when we stopped to physically check out the road it was even hard to stand on-a sheet of black ice. All in all a great day and brilliant to meet up with Martin at last.  Smiley

Some of the scenes at Ballyronan Marina
















A wonderful scene on the Ballronan to Magherafelt road



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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 10:20:21 am »

Wow, those are pretty dramatic images Paul!  They look really good.  What sort of temperature was it at the time?
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 05:33:24 pm »

Great set. I didn't realise the very low temps. were back. I really  like the fog photos too,fog in the right location can make for superb shots like these.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 10:52:55 pm »

Congratulations Paul. Some excellent shots there - especially the boat shot (3rd pic down) and the last three general landscape images as well. Relieved to hear that neither of you sustained any injury on the treacherous black ice!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 12:01:37 am »

Paul those are great images you got, I was really impressed by how well the trees turned out with the hoar frost not to mention the perfect exposure of the Maid of Antrim in the fog, really fantastic work with the camera!. I'm really glad you drove up here to spend the day out with the camera, I think you will agree that it was a fun day and we got rewarded with great frost scenes, who would have thought we would have been shooting scenes like that again earlier in the week. Thanks for doing the long drive, it was great to meet another severe weather photographer. Looking back on it I wish I had  taken video of those trees, that would be something to consider in the future. I hope we meet again for another shoot and get some storm chasing done this Spring and Summer. Here's an image report I done on the day...

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/Severe%20Frost%20-%20Jan%2021st%202011.html

Here's a few images of my own...















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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 01:40:14 am »

Beautiful set of photos Paul and Martin. Paul, # 2 with the eerie look of the boats in the foggy marina really catches my eye, as does # 9 with the three horses nesr the hay roll. Martin, # 6 with the lone tree and the barn is exceptional. Thanks for sharing, both of you.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 11:33:55 am »

Cheers guys for the feedback  Smiley    Mark, temperatures varied depending on our location. At the lough shore in the fog temps were  below zero cause i felt it in my fingers and toes. Overnight temps were going down to -8 to -10.  Where the sun was breaking out temps were just getting into positive figures.  Thanks Martin, it was an enjoyable day and well worth the drive. I wish i had taken the video camera as well, some excellent images you got, no.4 with the road and trees is a cracking shot as well as 6, 7 and 8.  Cant wait for spring and to meet up for a bit of stormchasing  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 04:58:05 pm »

Thanks Richard and Paul.  Smiley

That sound of the wave moving under the ice was unreal lol, I've never heard anything like that before, it would have been cool to pic that sound up on video. Next time I'm definitely taking vid footage of those frosty trees. Looking forward to the next meet up Paul - we might be chasing by then. Don't look at the forecast for the next two weeks though because it will depress you, as it has me  Sad
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