catoctin wx

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  • Birthday 01/31/1983

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KFDK
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  • Location:
    Frederick, MD

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  1. Thanks Mappy [emoji3] Looks beautiful outside today .
  2. This is incredible. If this snow in fact induces labor you are the first person I am going to blame! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Looks like it was for the Christmas 2012 storm. Might not have been a blizzard warning in the cities, but a different part of CWASent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Just saw on Twitter that the last blizzard watch for Balt/Washington was just over 3 years ago Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My PWS got down to -7 this morning. Never would have thought that today would be the coldest day I have ever experienced. At first I thought my station was wrong, but it is supported by the other stations nearby. http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KMDFREDE27
  6. Not too bad up here in Frederick
  7. My favorite example of the FDK valley effect. I believe this is the storm that hit around Halloween 2011.
  8. Picked up a quick 0.31" early this morning in the old tipping bucket. That's about to change in a hurry here in Frederick. Heaviest rain knocking at the door
  9. Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I always enjoyed reading his posts and interacting with him here and on facebook. He seemed like a legitimately great guy. RIP Rico.
  10. I'm going to be traveling out to Phoenix next week for a few days and was hoping to try some night shots like this. Any suggestions for that area? I'm going to be on the western fringe of the city and according to the Dark Sky Finder map posted I should be able to escape the city lights near Tonopah, AZ. They also have a Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix where I could get some desert landscape sunset shots, but it's in the middle of the city so dark sky would be out. Any suggestions on finding a spot? I'm a little hesitant to drive into the desert by myself at night when I have never been to the area before. I'll be along Rt 10, so I figured I can't get too lost.
  11. Thanks for the feedback and the advice. I plan on finding a more sturdy tripod sometime soon. The one I have is laughably flimsy, but it was cheap, so I thought I would give it a try for my first one. I thought that I had bought the correct remote shutter for my camera, but it turns out that I can't use the IR one. I still need to go buy one with a cord. For these pictures I used a 2-sec delay to try to reduce the amount of shake. I'm looking to see if my camera has a shutter delay function, but based on a quick search through the users guide, I would say that it doesn't. I'm going to be down in Savannah in a few weeks, so I plan on trying to get some good night shots of the picturesque Talmage Memorial Bridge. Maybe I'll spring for a better tripod and the correct remote trigger before then.
  12. My first real attempt at long exposure (betwen 8 and 30 sec) photography. I think the second one could have been the best, but I my tripod is flimsy and there was a slight breeze. May have to click to see the entire image. Let me know what you think!
  13. Ok, finally remembered to grab the data. Dimensions: 4272 x 2848 Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3 color representation: sRGB F-stop: f/11 exposure: 1/200 sec ISO: 200 Exposure bias: 0 step Focal length: 300 mm no flash white balance: auto exposure program: manual This is for the original photo. The one I posted was a cropped version.
  14. I can get the exif data this evening when I get back home, but IIRC it was: f/11 1/100 (or 1/125) ISO100 EF 75-300mm lens tripod manual focus 2 second timer I'm using a Cannon Rebel EOS T3 that is 12.2 MP, so when I crop, it doesn't have nearly the resolution as your photo. It is a bit out of focus, but I'm glad I can at least see some features all the other pics I have tried turned out like a white blurry mess