Here is the link to the number 3 thread.
Jean-The picture you took of your water lily is just beautiful,so colorful.
Meralyn-I love the arrangement of the rock and bird feather on the beach,looks so natural,very pretty to look at.
I love this thread-you guys all take great pictures and are talented.You see things and capture them in a shot where I would not know how.Great eyes all of you.
Deb, never fear I do know what you meantall I was saying is that I tried and gave up on studying the technical side of photography I just go with my gut and thanks to you and everyone else here encouraging me I am doing that a lot more lately. I agree my camera dose take nice clear photos I just sometimes get frustrated with its limitations. Jean C. that is simply lovely. Meralyn I love Mother Natures combinations and you did a wonderful job of capturing it. Penny post #2 (with photos) way to go. You did a good job of capturing to moment even with out and explanation your photos tell a story.
Pennie - Great job of capturing your angel! They DO come in many different shapes & sizes!
Lila - right! Go with your gut instinct! When we try to get too technical we usually spoil the shot! Sometimes we have to make the damn camera do what WE want it to, though!!!And thank you!
Pennie-I love the pictures you posted and here's to Vincent,what a guy for doing all that he does but most of all taking care and watching out for our friend Pennie,Rascal and Tribble!
Thank you Vincent!
Meralyn I love your last photo that seagull looks like he is the town crier announcing the wave. It is absolutely beautiful.
Here is a new moss shot. I am off tomorrow so I will see what I can find but I do not think any thing new is in boom and it might rain so I may get a new ET shot . We will see what I can find.
I am so glad, Lila!! Your moss is great! Meralyn - "incoming" That was a neat picture. Pennie - so glad to see you are at least getting out to be able to snap a few photos . Maybe your Angel, Vincente, might even have a few ideas as to where that gasoline smell is coming from.
Here's one that gave me hope of Spring
And here is one that I am asking people to tell me what it is
Took my husband a few minutes to figure it out
And here is another sunset - but I got some stars in this one. Don't know if you will be able to see them or not.
Well, that's it for now. I think I will call it a night. Up late waiting for the family to get in and not much rest today. Take care every one and happy photoing!
Deb - Great pix! Your macro work is super! Is that ice or snow melting? And, yes I can see some stars! Lovely shot! And thank you.
Donna or Sunny - we've got a double post here. Can you delete one for us? Thanks.
I removed it Meralyn
Fantastic pics everyone!!
Meralyn love that Christmas cactus. I have tried but they die on me. I guess I overwater them.
Here are some photos that I took last summer and fall.
This is the natural pond at the farm behind the quanset barn.
This one I took off my deck. It was just before a snow strom hit in November.
This was also in November, I was waiting at a bus stop when I looked and saw this storm front coming in. I had my camera in my purse and took this shot. I was glad I was going home from shopping. It brought cold and snow.
Jean, your pics are beautiful!
Jean - what a beautiful pond shot! I really like the cloud photo, too. I am one of those people that can just stare at clouds going across the sky for hours. And that storm front - I like the lighting - it looks like it was taken in the evening?
Meralyn, I guess I am sort of a macro nut. I like to take close ups of things that make people say "what the heck is it?" That last one was just a sheet of ice that had a bit of water under it.
Deb your photos are beautiful and I am so happy that you finally are seeing signs of spring. Jean C. I love your cloud shot.
Here is a photo of a hummingbird I took this morning I used photo Impressions to sharpen it some and blur the background.
I removed it Lila
That photo is gorgeous! Wow!
Jean & Lila!!! FANTASTIC SHOTS!!! I am so very glad that your joining in Jean and sharing your very beautiful photography with us! And Lila, that hummy is etheral!!!
I've been busy scanning, re-sizing, and loading old film pix of Smokey, my outdoor cat, and deer that he used to play with. At this point I dont have a clue as to where to post them! Maybe I'd just better start a New Topic again?!
Keep up the great work everyone!
P.S. By re-sizing in www.shrinkpictures.com I can load three pix at a time in my care2 Albums, amazing!!! Also awfully danged time consuming!!!
Sandy thank you for getting rid of my double and for your comment. Meralyn ethereal is a good word for that photo. Have you tried Easy thumbnails? It is a small download that re sizes your pictures I used it for a wile be for I got Photo Impressions and it was easy to use no up loading and downloading. I am not familiar with www.shrinkpictures.com so I can not recommend one over the other.
Oh Goodie, Jean has joined us in a big way The more the merrier.
Weird you guys are double posting and mine aren't showing in places at all. I just love Care2-----NOT!
How's this for a change of pace.
This one was actually mine, but it's been digitally altered
Sandy, I haven't forgotten you. Kim was over and the Philly Flash or as I call her at times, the "White Tornado" was here for the weekend and life as I know it was gone.
Meralyn, I think I mentioned that Picture It can also resize photos. It should be faster since you don't need an online connection to slow you down. Plus I assume you're in Picture It anyway doing touch ups. Just be sure once yo've touched up SAVE, then resize and SAVE AS, this way you don't loose the original. Once in the Care2 album you can chuck the resized version.
It's under Change Page, then Change Size. At least that's where it is in my 2002 version.
I also just discovered I have Serif PhotoPlus 6.0. Just think, yet another digital program I own that I have no clue how it works. I also found a "resize" menu in that one.
Sunny - Great car pix! I love old cars!
Thanks for the tips on resizing. I found where your supposedly able to in my Pic It but it didnt work! Oh welllll. I'll dig around in there again, later, after a glass of wine, maybe?!
Lila - sorry dear, I didn't mean to ignore you, my old brain gets in a rut sometimes, umm, that's one track minded, OK!? I havn't tried thumbnails yet. Your new program is re-sizing for you, though? Are you happy with it?
Sunny - Pic It did not work, again! I'll do some snooping, maybe ask my daughter-in-law whom I got it from? Thanks anyway. And I'm very familiar with Save As so not to lose original. I learned that the hard way!
Meralyn I am very happy with Photo Impressions it has basic editing tools I.E. blur, smudge, sharpen, text, straighten, etc. The version I use was free with a Epson scanner/printer. A full version from Arc Soft is $49.99. I am going to install Serif's PhotoPlus 2X which is a more advanced program it dose layers, animations, transparencies, and a lot more. Once I get it figured out I will post what I think of it. If you want to know any more let me know either her or send me a message.
PS Don't feel bad about missing me in the first message I always compose my messages in note pad so I can reference the thread or I forget something I wanted to say.
Great photos everyone. Check this out for tonight.
to take pictures of this one
Angel hope you get some freat shots of this one!
Meralyn, I know you can capture this for us.
I have some photos of old vehicles that I took last summer. A little old red truck caught my eye.
I was offered to sit in this blue one. I declined that offer and just shot a photo.
This next photo was taken on the same day at the same place, Bay Front Park. The park is a short distance from my home.
Enjoy. I enjoy sharing. When the weater get better here I hope to go out and shoot some photos of the escarpment.
Donna - thanks for posting about the Lunar eclipse! I'll try but my camera would not do it during the last one, darn!
Jean - Your photos are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the great work!
Great info Donna. I'll see if I can get out tonight and freeze my buns off watching it.
Jean, these are for you. They were taken in Niagara Falls Canada from atop the Skylon restaurant as the room revolved.
One more. Hmm should have removed the little red dot, huh.
I'll see if I can find the Falls from the observation deck.
And for you Meralyn, the camera was a Nikon SLR, most likely an N8008, and it was shot with film. If I find the Falls shots (they wee scanned ages ago) they are also with a Nikon but a manual camera, the FM2, and they were shot with slide film.
If you're using film always best to take night shots with slide film when possible, since what you see, is what you get. Negative film can be developed or rather printed all different ways, it's more up to the judgment of who's working the printer than what is on the negative. And always OVER expose film. You can't print what isn't on the negative.
If there was no such thing as digital photo programs a digital camera would be like using slide film. Of course with all the diggie programs you can do nearly anything you'd like once you have the original.
Great cloud shots Sunny! I've had a used SLR Nikon in the past and have shot slides but so long ago I can not remember much. Also used a Pentax plus the SLR Minolta in Europe for 12 yrs. Digital can be so damnned frustrating!!!
Pennie dear, sometimes I hurt so much its literally a forced march, walking or hiking that is! I was fine on the way down thru the fields today but hurt like holy hell on the way back! So I popped two acetaminophin and had a small glass of white wine with my lunch and now I'm feeling rather mellow. If I were to quit then that would be it! I would be like my aunt, down for good!!! Keep trying!
Wow there are some great pictures here. Lila, your Hummingbird is amazing. I've never seen one outside of a zoo.
We won't be able to see the eclipse from over here, so please take some pics for me!
Here's some more from the holiday
Temple of Apollo, Side
Eternal flames at Chimera
Pennie, my first car was a '58 Chevy Impala convertible with a 3 speed stick on the floor, that I raced at the drag strip. Then came a new '64 Chevy Impala Super Sport with a 4 speed stick on the floor, that I also raced at the drag strip. Then came the 69 Camaro with the auto transmission, pictured above and marriage, not necessarily in that order. To say the least it never saw a drag strip nor did I. It's was the end of my world as I knew it
On a brighter note, how about more Falls shots.
Two are from the top of the Skylon, the American and Bridle Veil Falls
From ground level on the Canadian side
And this one I just thought was funny. It's a hole in the pavement on a Canadian street that's in the shape of New Jersey.
That's it for now. We need to seee more of the excellent work from the rest of the crew.
Oh if you're interested in the old cars, check my photos on Webshots http://community.webshots.com/user/sunnydeyinc
Also if you'd likecheck my food album under this link
See this way you guys have more room to post your really cool stuff rather than me taking up the space.
OH! Another Webshots ID. I have a bunch of them. One album all B&W's http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/358910499bINRqE
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Meralyn your surfers are great
Dona thanks but we have to many clouds to see the eclipse
Jean I love old cars
Sunny is all I can say
Penny the humming bird I an Anna's we normally have one or two that stay all winter I do not know how they keep from freezing their tail feathers off .
Now here is my contribution for the day clouds and I dedicate it to Deb where ever she is hiding. I wish I could have gotten home 10 minutes earlier the clouds were roiling in and were amazing by the time I finally got home I was pretty much a solid over cast.
Fantastic shots Sally, Sunny & Lila. Boy do yours bring back memories Sally!
HEY GANG!!! WE DID GET TO SEE THE ECLIPSE AND THE TRIANGLE!!! My God! I have never in my life seen anything like it before!!! Harry and I were on our way back from Crescent City at a movie and I saw it! I had him pull off the road and he tried to photograph it! Then when we got back to my place we both tried with both cameras, they could NOT handle it! Damn!!! BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET IT! I have never seen so many stars, either, it was OTHER-WORLDLY!!! JUST UNBELIVABLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I sure hope someone got pix!!! And I hope all of you got to witness this simply indescribably beautiful display in the heavens!? I got so excited I almost cased poor Harry to have an accident!!!
Allen's Hummingbird. This little male was feeding at the feeder I have hanging outside my kitchen window. I shot this thru the dirty glass!
Allen's female hummy, I believe?! I named this "Eeek, ants"!
I have others that I will post a little at a time including one of an Anna male with a read helmet looking like a "Little Red Barron"!
I have two Allen's males, or perhaps Rufous, fighting over the feeder with an Anna right now and have been unsuccessfully trying to photograph the little twits!
This was at 9:30 pm.
Moon and some stars.
This was taken at midnight.
This I took just before I went to bed juat after 1 pm.
Harry's Eclipse photo, finally! I did sign it for him but it hardly shows. However when I put it on my desk top it does! Guess I got the signature a little too dark.
The triangle thing they talked about, Donna kindly posted info for us, was with Saturn, I believe, and one very bright star, which showed equal distance on both sides of the moon when we saw it in the sky that night. There was also another fairly bright star back behind it, forming the triangle. Lots of other stars showing, at first, when we saw it from Crescent City and we should have stopped somewhere here and shot it! Darn! It was the most amazing, spectacular, and totally awesome sight I've ever seen! Harry, too! By the time we got back here the moon was too far into the eclipse, too dark, for the cameras to pick up well! Only one star shows up in Harry's photo and he didn't see it until he cropped the photo!
Last night I went on the Internet to Nasa Eclipse Photos and saw lots of people's photos of the eclipse but nothing showing that incredible triangle, he whole eclipse show!
Pennie - thanks re hummies! That little Allen stayed around all day guarding the feeder and when I went out to put a new one on he hanger I almost grabbed him as he was sitting on the other side and I didn't see him! I spent a lot of time at my kitchen window, leaning on my elbows, running down the cameras batteries, yesterday trying to get new pix of the little twit, no luck!
Wow, Meralyn!! Tell Harry thank you from us!! Beautiful shot!!!
You too Jean!!Wow!!
I missed quite a few pics posted, Sunny, Lila, Sally!! And Meralyn those hummies are gorgeous!! You guys are fantastic photographers! Thank you to everyone for sharing your beautiful work with us!!I love this thread!!!
Penny you mentioned a drunk bird I used to have a German Shepherd that ate fermented plums. It took me a while to figure out why she was so cranky in the mornings (hung over) and goofy in the afternoon (drunk). She was something else what a dog she passed over the rainbow bridge Dec. 26, 2005. Jean and Meralyn than you for the eclipse pictures we were over cast and could not see it. Meralyn I love hummingbirds they are so much fun. Well I went out with my camera this morning try to find something nice to photograph but the weather here is rain, rain and more rain so all I have to offer is more water drops. Once we get some sun we will have all kinds of flowers for me to share but for now they are all safe as buds.
Thank you Meralyn. I was just back out side and we had a brief break in the clouds and I got this.
I thought that this was neat the trees and clouds reflecting in the mud puddle.
Great shots everyone!! I am so glad to see so many more people posting their photos. Meralyn, I don't think anybody minds at all if you post Harry's photos!! It's your thread, lady!!
Sally - fantastic photos! I love all, but the glass really caught my eye. Lighting was beautiful.
Those Hummers!!! I love hummingbirds and have not seen any for so long. Thank you for posting those, ladies!!
Jean your photos are really good. Remind me of a certain painter, but don't know the name! I not only have not studied photography, I never studied art, either!!
Lila, I love your mud puddle. Says something about a person when they can make something beautiful out of a mud puddle!!
Haven't had a chance to get new photos (snowing again) so I am posting another of the icicle shot at a different angle and in B/W
I am so glad that someone was able to get that eclipse. What a neat shot!!
Meralyn, the photo of the Moon is fantastic. I am so amazed at how close the Moon looks in the picture.
All of the pictures here are gorgeous. everyone. You are all great photographers.
This thread is now closed. It was running very slow. Look for number 5.