21 Dec 2013

A nerd's winter solstice / Snow in Tacoma










Typo correction: Quito to Bucaramanga is 0 to 7.

Sent from my Olympia SM3

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  1. Fantastic night shooting! love those pics. (:

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    1. 1/6 second shutter speed, a steady hand, and two shots of every picture. :)

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  2. Pretty nerdish to think those are interesting stats, which I do. I suppose that does make me a nerd, like you say. The sun set on the shortest day here about an hour ago.

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    1. Wear that descriptive noun with pride. :)

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  3. Such beautiful photos. And I loved the idea of your solstice list. The geek in me finds it very appealing.

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  4. Speaking of winter solstice, our family has taken on the (slightly) nerdy tradition of celebrating (alongside Christmas) that most pretend of holidays, Festivus. Except we don't erect an aluminum pole, nor do we air our grievances or wrestle on the floor. We mainly eat traditional New Mexican food and complain about the traffic at the malls.

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    1. Nerdy holidays are the best holidays. :D

      The traffic is really awful, too.

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  5. Fantastic pictures! Honestly, the first one looks like a painting.

    @Joe- A Festivus for the rest of us!

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    1. Thanks :) It was a perfect setting.

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  6. Tacoma looks peaceful and lonely and cold in these pictures.

    I think I would need some really good drugs if I lived in Norilsk!

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    1. Er, that should read Norilsk.

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    2. Peaceful, lonely, and cold is how I like my cities best. It's a fantastic time to be out in the city, between 3 and 5 am. By the end of my walk I met with a few poorly dressed people, probably retail or factory workers, walking to the bus stops.

      That is a fascinating article. I'm going to go through my atlases and see if Norilsk is shown on any and which.

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    3. Well, my 1959 Aтлас Mира shows Norilsk and indicates the proper size of it and everything, not sure how it was a complete secret to outsiders. I guess just what happened inside was, then.

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  7. Like the others have said, beautiful photos there, Nick! And if I don't get a chance to say it later, a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. Very beautiful photos. They make me want to be there in the winter. Here it was a balmy 87F yesterday and if my clock was correct we had just over 10 to 10-1/2 hours of day light. According to NOAA 10:11:19 hours of day light.

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    1. Unless if we luck out again, that would be the first and the last snow of the year in town. A few hour's drive away and you're into 8-feet-deep snow, though. :D

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