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Rob C

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Re: Important Announcement Relating to all Workshops.
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2019, 05:51:22 am »

Then you should go, and realise the error of your lazy impression. It's a life-altering experience.

Jeremy

I'm absolutely certain that it might be: I already suffer from Raynaud's, and the thrill of frozen fingers and toes makes every winter's night a pleasure of masochistic self-touching in bed when I can't avoid it.

It puts an entirely new meaning onto the crucifix position as aid to getting some sleep. The Vitruvian Man one is even better, but only as an initial exercise.

And that's without ever dipping a toe in either geographic extreme!

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2019, 09:14:50 am »

Then you should go, and realise the error of your lazy impression. It's a life-altering experience.

Jeremy

Perhaps if someone brought back an interesting photograph or two, I might be persuaded.

Not all of us have the resources for an expedition like this, Jeremy. No matter how you slice it, it's at least many weeks and a few 10s of thousands of dollars., neither of which I can afford to spend on "life altering experiences." I'm afraid that I, like most of the people in the world, am forced to expend my resources mainly on "life maintaining experiences."
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Jeremy Roussak

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2019, 12:54:36 pm »

No matter how you slice it, it's at least many weeks and a few 10s of thousands of dollars, neither of which I can afford to spend on "life altering experiences."

It's up to you, of course, but you exaggerate the difficulties. I went from my home in Manchester and was back in a fortnight. It wasn't cheap, but even including the air fare to Santiago, it was less than "a few 10s of thousands of dollars"; and if you don't fly across the Drake, it's less expensive still.

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2019, 01:56:38 pm »

Perhaps if someone brought back an interesting photograph or two, I might be persuaded.


You're safe: a very interesting ice picture was made by a member right there in America; if those exciting trips to the Poles (N or S - not mid-European) had anything to do with image quality, then there wouldn't be the need for such environmentally dodgy junkets "expeditions" at all...

I have absolutely no beef with folks spending their wad as they wish, just as long as they do nothing to disturb nature at such a critical time in her life - and ours. When there is no need to go to places where balance is turning critical, then people should know better and keep the hell away unless they are contributing something useful. A ship never travels without doing some environmental harm.

Likewise invading coral reefs, intruding on wild animals in Africa or exploiting impoverished people in third-world countries because one can. Throw in war zones, and the double-dealing motivations that curse many photographers make for an unedifying picture of both breed and mankind.
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Re: Important Announcement Relating to all Workshops.
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2019, 02:45:22 pm »

Yes, it so much better, environmentally- friendly, and humane to sit at home and browse the internet.

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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 04:16:02 pm »

Oh come on, Rob, that's not fair. It's not just endless pictures of ice. There's also endless pictures of penguins lost in North Dakota!
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 04:24:38 pm »

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