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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby Dan_Suitor » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:45 pm

Cool! What kind of camera did you use to get the time laps photography?

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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:45 am

Dan_Suitor wrote:Cool! What kind of camera did you use to get the time laps photography?

I used a Nikon D700 DSLR with the intervalometer set at 30 seconds and the camera on AC power. It took ~1200 images over nearly 10 hours of building
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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:57 am

MountainHiker wrote:I like it. We all make use of that top step that’s labeled: DANGER DO NOT STAND OR SIT :-"

And the label is seen in my photo :lol:

I have a story you might like... Back in 2005, I was staining my house and there's an area where I used that same ladder and stood on top to get a hard-to-reach spot, right above one of my security cameras. Well, I tipped the ladder and went for a ride, breaking my wrist and going to the doctor covered in stain. The camera caught me eating it:
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Now, I only stand on top when there's some snow to break my fall.
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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby boudreaux » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:09 am

Bill, how did you make that jig to make the blocks? I usually make snowcaves for the kids down here in Parker, but the igloo was always too hard to do. I use a small container, but they usually end up breaking after packing down the snow before the finish. That was an awesome vid and a great way to show the kids some winter survival techniques!
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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:11 am

boudreaux wrote:Bill, how did you make that jig to make the blocks? I usually make snowcaves for the kids down here in Parker, but the igloo was always too hard to do. I use a small container, but they usually end up breaking after packing down the snow before the finish. That was an awesome vid and a great way to show the kids some winter survival techniques!

It's the "Ice Box" from Igloo Ed in Longmont - http://www.grandshelters.com/
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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby Igloo Ed » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:03 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:It took forever to pack the sugar well enough to keep the blocks from fracturing.

I'll be building a demo igloo at Winter Trails Day in RMNP on Sat. Jan. 19th
Oh, if ya want some competition, there's a igloo building contest at the Sweetwater Grill in Steamboat on Sat. Feb. 2nd

Glad to see you've got the igloo itch.

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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby climbingaggie03 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:32 am

I was hoping you'd be doing one of those this year Ed, I've been building igloo's for a few years, but I definitely think that I can pick up some tips. Hopefully I can make it out.

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Re: The 30-second Igloo

Postby Igloo Ed » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:42 am

climbingaggie03 wrote:Hopefully I can make it out.

It'd be nice to meet you.

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