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Night walks and nature adventures Anonymous 02/20/2023 (Mon) 02:02:42 No.134
The anons talking about their times in the Mississippi banks was pretty comfy. I'd never heard of the driftless area before, but it sounds mythical. I'd like to start a thread like that here. You're welcome to post your stories and adventures on walks in the city or out and about in nature, I'd love to read them.
>>134 >I'd never heard of the driftless area before, but it sounds mythical. It's pretty nice. There are a lot of places in that area that seem like good hiking spots if I wasn't too much of a shut-in to visit them. Pic related is one that interests me. It's a dry prairie with prickly pear cactuses and lizards running around, which sounds exotic to me. I only remember seeing a wild lizard one time in all my life and have only seen one prickly pear (and that one was states away).
My job as private security implies I walk a lot by night in an old industrial place in the countryside. I enjoy it a lot. >>135 Damn this makes me want to go for a hike there. Spring is coming slowly, I crave for walks in the nature during this time.
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>>150 Here's another one in the area that looks like it could be worth a visit. It's technically within Devil's Lake, so it's not that far from Spring Green.
>>183 Seems a nice place for hiking. I enjoy walking along water.
Guys... I'm affraid...
>>190 spooky, what is that place and what are you doing there.
>>191 >>150 Been while I haven't done proper urbex for the fun of it tho.
I went for a little night walk, it was pretty good, fairly uneventful other than it started raining, but I made it back home before it got bad. not my pic
>>189 It's the gorge part that piques my interest. >>190 I would never be brave enough to do something like that. I don't even like walking outside at night.
I love to be outdoors at night but it wouldn't be safe to wander around where I live too late. I typically settle for sitting outside with my dogs
>>200 That sucks, hopefully my area continues to be safe, but unfortunately, I have been noticing some undesirables moving in over the past few years. Anyway, I went for another walk, but it was cut short because it was too windy and cold for me to enjoy it.
Just got back from a 5 mile walk, feels good. I am going to try to film one of my walks and comment on stuff, if it turns out good I might post it here.
>>221 Please share with us. I sometimes think filming some part of my night walks in the old creepy industrial place, there is a special atmosphere there. Maybe in few weeks when there will be no workers and I can have the entire place for me.
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Here are another shots from this night. I really like the one with the pipes. I altered them a bit to fix colors and light so they look better this way, expect the pipes one.
>>225 * except
>>225 Very nice, I like the 2nd one the most. 4 and 1 are great too. I can almost smell that place.
>>227 And man it have a smell : old machinery oil, cereal dust, dirt, rat piss and cat shit. Damn I like this place. I'm pretty happy with the 2nd one myself and even more because I didn't tweak it afterward. It's the first tie I use my phone camera trying to do something nice. So I'm happy you like them :)
>>228 >old machinery oil Yeah, this is what I imagined. I just got my first phone after managing to go a long time without one. I am going to try and make good use of recording stuff with it. I used to film a lot of stuff, but my camera broke like 10 tears ago and I never got a new one. I'm the one who is going to film my walks.
>>222 I filmed my walk today. I have like an hours worth of footage so I have to figure out how I want to post it. I feel like it's a pain in the ass to create a youtube channel. I was hoping I could upload some mp4s here, but I don't know what the size limit is and It's going to be an even bigger pain to chop up the footage. I also don't know if I want to add music to make it more interesting or not, so I will probably post something tomorrow.
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>>235 Yes,openning a youtube channel is a painful process as long as you don't want to be part of the google swarm. There are decentralised options like peertube if it worries you. Here the size limit is 20 MB, so maybe you can just share little clips and post a link to a place to watch it. Take your time and have fun. What video tool did you use for montage ?
>>239 I went ahead and made a youtube channel. I am using windows video editor so it's not going to be anything fancy, but I will experiment with adding some music to it and see how it goes. I will have something ready today and hopefully it's enjoyable to watch.
>>243 I dunno how's Windows video editor working (last time Iused it was on XP) but if you're looking for a good but yet simple to use video editor, you can try Shotcut. https://shotcut.org/ It's FOSS btw.
>>249 The windows video editor is kind of shit and I had some trouble getting it to work properly. I have plans to do more complicated stuff, plus I have my own original music that I plan on using later but it is going to take some effort to get all that ready. I am just uploading the footage with no editing or music and I will trim it up with whatever youtube has. It's painfully slow uploading though, it's only at 7% and it's been going for a couple hours now, hopefully it speeds up towards the end. I will check out shotcut for future videos thanks.
>>225 I really like these. I haven't done much urbex in a while, but a few years ago I used to find ways into abandoned malls and take a bunch of liminal space esque pictures before it was a big thing. Just recently I found out one of my favorite malls I used to hit was completely torn down a year ago
The video finished uploading, it took 24 hours. I think I am too embarrassed to post it though. Sorry for hyping it up so much lol. It's pretty boring so you aren't missing out on anything.
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>>267 anon, I... please let me watch senpai
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>>270 I'll think about it, I still need to cut a few things out and maybe blur some signs if I plan on posting it. In the meantime, I'll contribute some screenshots so that it isn't a completely wasted effort.
>>271 Thanks, I like the feeling of suburban night of melancholy and loneliness.
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>>272 >I like the feeling of suburban night of melancholy and loneliness. Well I have plenty of that. I recorded another video, here are some more screenshots. I hope you don't mind them being a bit blurry.
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>>282 All for now.
>>282 I like the blurry touch, it really add some nice aesthetic to the thing.
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>>288 >>289 Very nice, it reminds me of spending time at the mall growing up, I think malls are going to disappear though. I also used to like Kmart and another store that I can't name because it's too specific, but being in those stores leading up to them closing for good was surreal, it really felt like the end of an era.
>>290 >I think malls are going to disappear This place doesn't exist anymore haha
>>291 I figured. There are a couple malls near me, but the only reason they are still open I think is because they have movie theaters, and even with that they are struggling.
>>288 >>289 Cool, I would like to wander in desert malls like this.
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Cherry trees start blossoming here.
>>305 cool, do they smell nice?
>>306 As the air is still cold not really but as soon as the sun starts to warm the, the air is filled by their delicate smell. Spring is coming ! ( ^∇^)
I'll probably go for more late bike rides once it warms up and the weather clears up. I love exploring at night when most people are asleep and you're left with mostly quiet, just occasional breezes, a few nocturnal people, and some crazy homeless depending on the city.
>>306 Tonight is way more warm (at least for now) and I can smell their perfume all around the night. I'm crying.
>>311 cool, i don't think i ever smelled them, there are some flowering trees around here that smell really good in spring, it's still early for them though.
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Found a nice waterfall then drove randomly on comfy little country roads. Was alone with the music in my car, the sun was warm...
>>423 very nice, i took a break from walking because of bad weather but then it broke my routine, i need to get back into it
>>446 I had to pay for a gym membership because of this, I struggle to make regularly something (or when I have to) if I'm not doing it everyday or at least a few planed days per week. I have same issue at work, studies... It's frustrating but it's the only way I found to be a productive person irl.
>>423 That hilly scenery look enticing. >>446 I do so much walking for work that I don't feel like doing it outside my job.
>>448 Same here, I walk a lot during my job but I need to walk in different places to see new landscapes and feel new sensations. The job walking is cool but not that nice.
Found this cool dude while nightwalk tonite :)
>>605 Hey I've been looking for this guy, he owes me money.
>>606 Sorry anon he give me all the money and I spent it on apple pies.
>>608 Ok, so send me at least some of the pies.
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>>615 Too /late/ anon, I eat it all. Sorry
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>>605 >>681 I'd shit my pants if I ever came across one of those things. I get freaked out enough by June bugs.
>>134 havnt left my house in 6 months, i used to do night walks a few yrs back but lost the habit
>>134 One nightwalk I did last winter was surreal for me. Light snow on the ground, but could see the area around me for miles in the middle of night without any lights.
do you guys keep any protection on you while you walk? conceal carry anything? i would love to night walk again but i live in a pretty shitty area with lots of shady homeless, so its safer to drive.
>>1130 Usually when I was living in the city I used to carry a big knife or a brass knuckles. But most of all I used some common sense for not going on shitty places. Now I'm in the country so it's way more secure, but anyway I still carry a knife because I always carried knife till my younger ages when going outside. Maybe you should drive to a more secure place then enjoy your nigjht walks outside your unsecure neighbourhood.
>>1130 sometimes i go walking with my dogs at night. people dont fuck with you if you have two big dogs
One time I met a girl off of the whisper app. She said she had a brain there that made her sensitive to light, so we could only meet at night. We made plans to meet at this traffic light intersection around 2 or 3 in the morning. I was sure enough i wasn't going ot get killed since we were texting. I did end up missing her the first trip, we eventually ended up meeting up. We took a stroll next to this big corp campus. Back then you could walk in and no one would question you. Now they have gates and turnstiles that need badging. We sat at the park and just vibed and talked. Besides the security that was doing foot patrols, we were the only ones there. It was very comfy
>>1139 That's a nice comfy story.
I used to go on night walks semi-regularly, but then one day I got robbed and then soon after there were various stabbings in my city. Ever since then I am too scared.
>>1170 That's really sucks. I'd be afraid of things like that happening to me if I went out at night, not that I'm not also afraid of going for walks in the dark by myself anyway.
My town just installed extremely bright ass LED street lights everywhere earlier this year and are replacing any old street lights more each passing week. It's so soulless and sterile that I can't even tolerate it any longer. Luckily the street light outside of my window is still an old amber orange light but for how much longer I truly wonder considering just a street over has every single light changed. I'm just ready to move away at this point. Any town/city that's doing this bullshit is literally killing the true essence of nightwalking. Society is against any of us who lives in the night. The injustice and widespread prejudice is getting out of control.
>>1220 I'm glad it's not just me who hates the new LED street lights. Walking at night isn't the same without those warm, comfy orange lights. I also have an LED one right outside my house and it's VERY bright, I have to keep the blinds completely closed. I do need to do more night walks though, I find afternoon when everyone are just finishing work is great. It's dark but not dead empty.
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>>1220 There was a thread on old Late about this exact thing. I remember it fondly Amber orange will always be king and the white LEDs are kinda depressing, but have you ever seen the purple street lights? I thought they were by design a while ago, but it turns out they're actually malfunctioning white LEDs. It's a common occurrence and most times the city just leaves them be! They are such a refresher and add a dreamy vibe to a walk when you happen upon one
>>1233 Ah yes, I remember that thread too. My neighborhood's orange street lights are getting phased out bit by bit. I've been taking pictures of them at night, it seems like they're on their way of becoming an old memory. >turns out they're actually malfunctioning white LEDs I've seen those before! I thought it was the city being goofy.
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>>1234 Did you take this picture? It's really nice! It's nowhere near as good, but I'll share one of my own.
>>1237 I didn't, but I sure wish I was there to take it! That's a groovy pic. Is that a car with pop-up lights? It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.
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>>1234 From /comfy/ with love.
>>1239 I'll be taking that
>>1224 I'm hoping by Spring I can get moved somewhere that isn't doing all of this LED shit. I'd love to get back into nightwalking again. Sadly, trying to move these days is worse than a job application in even getting accepted to look at a place. Also the fact that shitty airbnb is popping up everywhere ruining every neighborhood. >>1233 I remember that thread as well. I posted in it actually talking about how my town luckily hasn't shifted to LED lights yet but wasn't exactly safe enough to go nightwalking in most parts. I guess I fucking jinxed myself in that thread. I haven't ever seen the purple lights. I'm not sure how I'd feel about it, but it clearly can't get anywhere as bad as what most of us are stuck with. What's the brightness levels of it compared to a regular LED light? I'm just not getting a good enough idea from the pictures here.
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>>1241 >What's the brightness levels of it compared to a regular LED light? The best I can describe it, is that it turns the area it illuminates into a Half Life 2 map with broken lighting. You can clearly see everything, but it's not fun to look at.
/late/ needs more orange light banners
>>1242 Doesn't seem comfy and just irritating as the LED being white are. I guess perhaps better aesthetics for photos but that's not saying much for the whole nightwalking experience that we'd personally want or enjoy. I have to have dim lighting at night in order to relax. I even have the temperature on my screen usually around 2000k unless I'm watching something where I need to raise it. I NEVER TURN IT COMPLETELY OFF! I don't see how people don't go blind looking at a screen these days. >>1245 I'm down with that.
>>1245 post some and ill add em
>>1240 It would make a good banner for late all it would take is some judicious cropping and zooming.
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>>1239 >>1248 >>1249 Here's an animated banner of that gif, including the template.
>>1250 Looks good, I like it.
>>1250 Nice anon, I was planning to give a try but yours are just perfect :) What's the name of the font you used on the first one ? I really like those retro fonts.
>>1250 Oh that's neat. Good job anon.
>>1255 >>1257 >>1258 Thank you Anons! >>1257 Determination Mono Web
>>1170 Be the Night Stabber Blaster the /late/ night combater Splatter thugs into red pasty matter chanting banters, piling cadavers Dagger clutching crooks will scatter spilling bladders, tipping like tractors Skulls going off like a firecracker no one's faster than a goon wacker of the Night Stabber Blaster
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>>1233 >>1234 >>1237 I miss mercury vapor lights. They have a green color that just unreal. When I was a kid I use to go visit this old lady with my grandma, and she had an old cobbled together little house and she had one of these lights on a pole at her back door. I'd sit there until almost dark under the glow and pet her cats.

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