Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: OT: Winter outdoors clothing for photography
From: "Phong" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 20:22:31 -0500

Eric and others,

Thanks for pouring out the good words of advice.  And there a lot of good
practical advices.  I feel warm already  :-)

Eric, I envision myself rolling in the snow actually.   It may help
this photo, for example, and several others in the same shoot.

I will remember the parts about warm and toasty ears.  

- - Phong

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Eric
> Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 7:33 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Re: OT: Winter outdoors clothing for photography
> Phong:
> >I just realize how woefully ill-prepared I am to deal with the outdoors in the
> >wintertime at this latitude (Boston), and would greatly appreciate tips and
> >advices on winter clothing, and other photographic matters.  Something that is
> >also relatively inconspicuous in a cosmopolitan, urban setting.  In
> >particluar, I would appreciate specifics for a parka/3-quarter coat.
> Keep your feet warm and dry.
> Keep your head warm and dry.
> Keep your hands warm and dry.
> Keep your body dry.
> Unless you're going to be outside for prolonged periods of time, I wouldn't
> recommend a parka.  Boston isn't that cold.  Like others, I get through most
> winters with a lined leather jacket.  (In Minneapolis the past umpteen
> years.  Now in tropical South Dakota.  :)  When it gets really cold ( -20F
> real temp...not wind chill), then I'll break out my parka.
> Glove liners + thin leather gloves lined with cashmere are my favorite photo
> accessory in the winter.  For most takes, my fingers are still nimble enough
> that I don't need to take off the gloves.  (The gloves by themselves are
> fine down to 10 F or so.)  For changing film, take off the gloves and leave
> the liners on to protect your bare skin from the wind.  With the extra
> liners, my fingers are happy as long as I can stand to be out.
> Can't repeat the hat part too much.  Keep your ears warm and toasty, and
> extended trips outside are a joy.
> Unless you're going to be rolling around through snow, I don't see any
> advantage to the parka or anything fancy.  Or unless you're going to be
> jogging and profusely sweating and need something to wick moisture away from
> your body.
> Eric
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