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Discussion in 'Travel Stories' started by KevinJS, Sep 11, 2012.
Ice Road Truckers...
That's Kevin during the winter months.
So long as there's interest, I'll keep posting here. I have some pictures I haven't posted yet.
I'm looking forward to seeing some color for a few months now though.
Sent from my stock iPad 2
Here's a sequence I shot a couple of weeks ago. This road is not open to the general public. There is a gate to keep people out because its on a caribou migratory route. Didn't see anyone else up there other than these deer.
It looks like that last one was trying to outrun you until it darted off to the side.
Are you shooting with your ipad? I need to practise with mine as I find it awkward .I still prefer my real camera.Not a good idea under the conditions you are in. You must have your ipad sitting on the dash board?
What does that mean... Winter roads? And why do they close?
Using the iPad as a camera would be an interesting thread, Dianne.
Winter roads exist in northern Canada, Alaska, and other countries where they cross frozen ground that's too soft to support a road during the summer months. The term also refers to the ice roads on frozen lakes and rivers. Ice roads close when the ice is no longer thick and strong enough to support the loaded trucks that use them. Land based winter roads close when the temperature rises enough for the ground to begin thawing.
No, all of the photographs I post are taken with my iPhone 4. I have posted video shot with the iPad. Some examples can be found in the "Post your favorite YouTube videos" thread. I duct tape the iPad to the windshield to accomplish this.
Scifan hit the nail on the head with his reply.
Some of these roads are made stronger and longer lasting by flooding the ground with water. This process, called "icing-in", can buy a couple of weeks extra, and allow fully laden vehicles to travel without damage or risk of sinking.
The ground under most of these roads is called "muskeg" and is basically swamp.