Archive | March 19, 2016

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Ice-Out 2016 — Ice-Out BEFORE Easter Is Not That Unusual.

by Anura Guruge

2016 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out,
declared Friday, March 18, 2016,
77 Days into the Year
(while prior record was 82 days).

See this post for all the statistics.

Some have commented that 2016 Ice-Out is before Easter
— 2016 Easter on Sunday, March 27.

This, however, is not that unusual given that
Easter can occur as late as April 25.

27 instances of Ice-Out before Easter
(counting 2016) AND 4 cases when
Ice-Out was ON Easter.

That means that in the 130 years that we have records for,
Ice-Out happened on/before Easter 24% of the time.


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Hats Off To England & New Zealand For Their ‘Out Of Their Skins’ Performances At #ICCWT20.

by Anura Guruge


Wow. Wow. Wow.

I watched the highlights of both  ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20, games — Australia v. New Zealand & England v. South Africa — back to back, from India, last night.

I was amazed. Exceptional cricket. I was also wrong as to the outcome in each instance.

I was sure that New Zealand were at least 40 short of what they needed. But, I was wrong. As they did with India they pulled off a brilliant win. Impressive, cohesive team. They most likely will get to the final. Possibly even walk away as the Champs. Well done.

As for England, I am humbled. In awe. I was sure that they wouldn’t get within 60 runs of the target. Boy was I wrong. What a run chase. Who knew that current teams could chase such large totals.

Yet AGAIN South African CAPTAINCY was poor! Just do not understand what they are thinking. This time it was Faf du Plessis. He should have brought in Imran Tahir during the Power Play to TRY and stem the tide. He didn’t. He persevered with pace. You had to take pace off the ball. I think that is what cost them the match. Poor captaincy. Don’t get it. Very clever and talented bunch. Feel real bad for my favorites Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock (who I have raved about for 12 months). Great innings for nought. AB de Villiers, per his standards, played a poor innings. C’est la vie. That match alone could have cost them the Championship!

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Torsten ‘Tee Gee’ Glaenzel, Professional Photographer Par Excellence, Applies His Magic To One Of My Pictures.

by Anura Guruge

I have raved about Torsten Glaenzel, the amazing photographer,
before: here and here.

He liked one of my photos of Fort Stark and wanted to apply
his skills and imagination to it, as a black & white image,
using Adobe Lightroom (at which he is a pro).
Torsten justifiably is known for his black & white work.

This morning I got this image from Torsten with his magic applied to it.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


This was the original.

This was MY attempt at converting it to b&w when Torsten
first told me that this picture would look good in monochrome.

Visited “Fort Stark“, just outside Portsmouth, NH,
on March 12, 2016.


Click to access Tee Gee’s extra-fine gallery.

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‘6 images for the day’ — March 19 2016 + 6 Bonus From A Pre-Birthday For ‘T-Shirt’.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Teischan (who is know as ‘T-Shirt’ at school) has a
birthday next week.

This was a T-shirt themed pre-Birthday
because I ONLY celebrate birthdays on the birth date.

These images are also from the Lumix FZ1000.

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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Ice-Out 2016 — Friday, March 18; Breaks Old Record By 5 Full Days.

by Anura Guruge

2016 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out was declared
just before noon on

Friday, March 18, 2016.

77 Days into the year.

Previous (known record), 2010 & 2012, was 82 days in.

Remember Leap Years bring in the dates, post February 29, by one.
So both March 23 & 24 are 82 days into the year depending on Leap Year.


From WMUR. Click to access.

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Beats 2010 & 2012 Record by 5 full days.


Coincidentally, and very coincidentally, 2016 & 2015 ice-outs both on a Friday.

Most have occurred on Thursdays.


Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out Dates for the last 25 years.

You can’t really claim there is a trend at present.


Now the other end. The Latest Ice-Outs Ever.


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