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12-09-2015, 01:56 AM   #5401
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It's hot over here.
It's always hot over there!

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What's an average hot days temperature in Australia? Surely cannot be much different than the Texas heat?
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Probably not honestly..

Over summer, we usually get a week of 40-44 at most. Then calms back down to 25-35 degrees Celsius

That night we had a late thunder storm coupled with a hot day. My house is not insulated all that well and we were left looking for the draft caused by the fan. :P
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40-44?!?!?

That's unheard of here in the UK. A blistering summer's day is 28-29 at best!



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44C = 111F. Some days out of the year, it'll get that hot, but not many. 40C (104F) and 100% humidity with no rain pretty much defines our hot summer days. I like the heat. Anything below 21C (70F) is getting too cold for me.

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A blistering summer's day is 28-29 at best!
That's perfect.
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Up here in Dallas/Ft Worth, summers get a bit hotter, but a bit less humid than down on the coast in Rockstarr's neighborhood. It's gonna be a very pleasant 72F today
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40-44?!?!?

That's unheard of here in the UK. A blistering summer's day is 28-29 at best!

Occasionally, I have a good laugh when 25 degrees (here) is describled on the radio as a "scorcher". Almost like your "blistering".
In South Africa I saw it get to 46, a dry heat. I think Melbourne at 44 is worse.

Still, the older I get, the more I seem to like the heat over the cold.
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Occasionally, I have a good laugh when 25 degrees (here) is describled on the radio as a "scorcher". Almost like your "blistering".
In South Africa I saw it get to 46, a dry heat. I think Melbourne at 44 is worse.

Still, the older I get, the more I seem to like the heat over the cold.
Chicago can get really scorching in the summer and it feels really bad because Lake Michigan has a habit of keeping the humidity up. The first summer I spent there during my four year contract I just about died. When it hit 95 at 95% humidity it hurt. (35 C) I grew up on the Wet Coast of British Columbia where we never saw anywhere near that temperature. We did see that humidity, though.

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Chicago can get really scorching in the summer and it feels really bad because Lake Michigan has a habit of keeping the humidity up. The first summer I spent there during my four year contract I just about died. When it hit 95 at 95% humidity it hurt. (35 C) I grew up on the Wet Coast of British Columbia where we never saw anywhere near that temperature. We did see that humidity, though.
35 is a mild day in Melbourne!
I really liked BC - especially Vancouver Island. Lovely place to live.
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40-44?!?!?

That's unheard of here in the UK. A blistering summer's day is 28-29 at best!

Was quite warm this year I thought!

Hottest July day ever recorded in UK - BBC News
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lol that's adorable :P

It is funny how used we are the the temperatures we face. I suppose I'd be a wimp over in your parts reaching for my cardigan at 20 degrees :P
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My latest astrophoto with my M28/2.8. It's a 3 frame panorama of 150 s exposures at iso 800. Stars tracked with Pentax astrotracer function. It was a beautiful night but smog and clouds dimmed the stars a bit. In the end their contribution to the image was very welcome.

We can see winter night classics Orion and Sirius (the bright star) over a distant Jay Peak (Vermont). The Milky Way is also visible passing left of Sirius and Orion.


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Fantastic!!!!!

I must pull my finger out and do something like that!

I hate to endorse the 50mm f1.7. here it is at f5(ish) being way to sharp for my ugly mug.
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I hate to endorse the 50mm f1.7. here it is at f5(ish) being way to sharp for my ugly mug.
You'll just have to point that 50mm F1.7 the other way! Great lens, as always.
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I felt so bad about championing the 50mm F1.7 I thought I should pull out the 50mm f2, and here it is at f4.

Again more detail then I know what to deal with.

This was a small exercise in trying to light one side of my face warm, the other cool. Turns out gelling a few softbox's, setting them at 10 and 2 (as seen by our lovely subject here) and you are pretty much there. Take care to ensure your gels transmit an equal amount of light however or one will dominate. I was really surprised how well the green and the red kinda stops in the middle.. It's not perfect (I'm looking at you shadow's near the lip) but it was pretty straight forward.

Oh. green is not flattering :P
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