Snow and Ice in Pensacola, Florida

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by raid, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    A few days ago: I got back with my daughters from an attempt to drive around to explore downtown in the (light) snow, but drivers seem not to be used to driving on ice, and the City is not used to spray salt to remove any ice from the streets, so this is a risky driving experience. I did the wise thing by carefully making a U turn and then drive home.

    Palm plants have snow on them, with frozen water in bird feeders. It is an even that occurs on average each ten years in Pensacola. I told my daughters that they would be in college by the next time they would experience snow again in Pensacola.

    I used the M8 and the M9 for some souvenir snapshots. Both cameras experienced battery trouble quickly (it is F23) as the batteries may not have been fully charged. I switched to charged batteries, and then I kept both cameras in the camera bag and only removed them when taking a photo.

    Schools were closed down for Tuesday and Wednesday, and this included my university.

    I used the Rigid Summicron on the M8 @ ISO160, and I used the Nikkor 35/1.8 on the M9 @ ISO160.
     
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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I have here some snapshots that I took this morning just outside our home.


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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
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  4. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    M9 with Nikkor 35/1.8

    My children helped me remove some of the ice from the windows in the car.

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  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    It was a small amount of ice and snow, but we got it here in Florida! I told my children that they may see snow in Pensacola again when they will be in college.
     
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  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I was eleven before enough snow fell in Columbus, GA for us to make one snowball from all the cars in the neighborhood.

    I'm tired of it!
     
  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Dana and Lina had lots of fun. Drivets here seem to have been challenged by the ice on the roads.
     
  8. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Tee-shirt weather! Sorry, couldn't resist. :)
    That has to be terrible for the growers though ... Great pics.
     
  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thank you Carl. Yes, the farmers must be unhappy about the ice.