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    1. Thanks! Though primarily a nature/landscape kind of guy, I do love wandering around some of the historic seacoast towns, especially Portsmouth, here in New Hampshire.

  1. I notice that you are taking photos outside during winter time and I know that winter can be very cold in New Hampshire. Down to what temperature do you take your camera outside for photos. Nikon recommend not the use the camera below 32 o F, last winter I took some outside photos at around 28 oF but I do not know down to what temperature I can use my camera without damaging it.

    1. Canon cameras have about the same recommended operating range as well. Which I completely ignore every chance I get. The coldest temps I’ve been in with my camera has so far been -10°F. I’ve been below 0 many times, and in the single digits too many times to count without a single problem other than batteries. The cold eats batteries. I always bring at least one spare which I keep in an inner pocket along with one of those chemical hand warmers.

      As for the camera itself I can recommend a few tips.

      -Don’t exhale on the lens or the viewfinder while shooting.
      -Whatever you do, don’t bring your ice cold camera directly into a nice warm room. Condensation will build up everywhere. There are two ways to get around that though. One, put your camera into a large ziplock bag before you bring it inside. Or leave it in your camera bag all zipped up(what I usually do). With the ziplock the condensation will build up on the bag, not your camera. With the camera bag, the padding acts as insulation. I leave my camera in either ziplock or camera bag for several hours so it can slowly warm up. I’ll take the memory card and battery out beforehand so I don’t have to wait for the camera acclimatize before I can upload my photos. And I can get the battery on the charger so I don’t forget to do it.

      I’ve done this with three different camera bodies and know several photographer that routinely subject their gear to the same kind of cold without any problems.

      All this being said, there are no guarantees, use at your own risk.

  2. Absolutely stunning Jeff. My husband and I honeymooned in New Hampshire in December (almost 29 years ago!) but we didn’t venture too far from the cabin. Your pictures make me want to explore your beautiful state.

    1. Thank you, but I can’t help myself. 😉 Besides, with some of the places I go I don’t need to worry too much about crowds. There aren’t too many people up and about well before sunrise or on the trail well after dark.

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