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 Post subject: Snowy village
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:41 am 
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Here are some photographs from yesterday. It was about 10 F and it was difficult to operate the camera.


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I had about an hour's walk along snowy lanes to get to my village.



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Pre-dawn



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The sun is beginning to rise




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Woods with the sunrise coming through



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The main road



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This digger was snowed in



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Icicles



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In the village



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Icing



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Looking up to the top part of the village


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Beautiful pictures, Susan! :love:

I can't decide which I like best .... almost narrowed it down to the pre-dawn and the sunrise behind the woods.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:15 am 
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Beautiful pix, Susan!

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10F???? And you are thinking you were having a little difficulty operating your camrea .... after walking for an hour or so at that temperature???? I can think of no reason that you would have had problems ..... none what so ever!!! :laughing:

If it were me ... not one shot would have been in focus .... blurred would have been the theme that day. It is very hard to shoot quality while shaking!

My compliments on being able to get clear shots ...... much less the quality of these shots.

I am glad to see you shooting more .... you have a good sense of composition ..... shots were put together very well ... and the weather helped create a very eerie and cold mood in several of the shots ... found myself getting cold while sitting in a nice warm house.

Well done! :salute: :salute: :thumbsup: =D> =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Snowy village
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Looks like home! ;)

T-shirt weather yesterday; snow today.

I'll have to go with the sunrise through the trees shot.

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Is this in Greece????????? Holy smokes!!!!! And I was surprised there was snow in Dublin and Galway!!!!!! Very nice pictures!


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Is this in Greece????????? Holy smokes!!!!! And I was surprised there was snow in Dublin and Galway!!!!!! Very nice pictures!



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Greece is 70% mountain and has a number of ski resorts! It is not Austria but it is much much cheaper.


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Beauteous Susan - thanks for sharing.

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Lovely pictures Susan.Adrian will have to watch out.....my favourite...the one titled 'pre dawn' awesomely beautiful.It's the one that floats my boat.serene,gentle amd muted.love it.


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Beautiful! For some reason I really love the first one of the icicles down the roof.

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Greece is 70% mountain and has a number of ski resorts! It is not Austria but it is much much cheaper.


Get to the Bureau of Tourism, I think they've got a new slogan campaign :shock:

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Wait, so does that mean...

...just kidding.

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Susan, you sure are having a ball taking pics! Makes me want to get out there and take some pics here in Massachusetts. In the Pre-dawn pic, I love the suttle rosey glow of the waking morning sun. In the Sunrise coming through the trees pic, it looks as though the trees are ablaze with fire. One soft and muted, and the other, bursting with color. Very nice, indeed, Susan.

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"Woods with the sunrise coming through." Very very nice!

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I like this one. It looks wickedly cold. Nice, imaginative angle, getting up under the icicles like that.

Really, I like them all.

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Please don't encourage Susan. She has already kidnapped a second camera! :shock:


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:shock: Oh-oh......

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Adrian wrote:
Please don't encourage Susan. She has already kidnapped a second camera! :shock:


Go, Susan! :thumbsup:

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Susan is getting quite the collection - cameras, Overtons .... :mrgreen:

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Susan is getting quite the collection - cameras, Overtons .... :mrgreen:


Susan has none of the Overtons as fortunately she cannot play them. She did hijack a Chieftain mezzo A that lives in her rucksack now.

She has taken to photography like a duck to water, even though she lost half her sight in the last 12 months. It is great to have another interest in common.

Today she announced that she needs a DSLR though. "I just need a small one :D ". Yeah, right! :roll:


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I didn't know there WAS a small one. If there were, I'd have it by now.

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I didn't know there WAS a small one. If there were, I'd have it by now.


Yes there are a number of very small DSLRs available BUT think very carefully before you buy one!


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Adrian wrote:
jrc wrote:
Susan is getting quite the collection - cameras, Overtons .... :mrgreen:


Susan has none of the Overtons as fortunately she cannot play them. She did hijack a Chieftain mezzo A that lives in her rucksack now.

She has taken to photography like a duck to water, even though she lost half her sight in the last 12 months. It is great to have another interest in common.

Today she announced that she needs a DSLR though. "I just need a small one :D ". Yeah, right! :roll:


Ah ha .... Susan ......Adrian kept telling me that I needed a DSLR until I went out and bought one ... keep telling him you need one until he finds one for you! :laughing: And by the way ... you should really learn to play the Overtons ... they sound so nice LOL ... this is fun!!! Adrian ... are you listening lad???? \:D/ :laughing:

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Jim Wright wrote:
Adrian wrote:
jrc wrote:
Susan is getting quite the collection - cameras, Overtons .... :mrgreen:


Susan has none of the Overtons as fortunately she cannot play them. She did hijack a Chieftain mezzo A that lives in her rucksack now.

She has taken to photography like a duck to water, even though she lost half her sight in the last 12 months. It is great to have another interest in common.

Today she announced that she needs a DSLR though. "I just need a small one :D ". Yeah, right! :roll:


Ah ha .... Susan ......Adrian kept telling me that I needed a DSLR until I went out and bought one ... keep telling him you need one until he finds one for you! :laughing: And by the way ... you should really learn to play the Overtons ... they sound so nice LOL ... this is fun!!! Adrian ... are you listening lad???? \:D/ :laughing:


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Adrian wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
I didn't know there WAS a small one. If there were, I'd have it by now.


Yes there are a number of very small DSLRs available BUT think very carefully before you buy one!


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ConnieS wrote:
I didn't know there WAS a small one. If there were, I'd have it by now.


Yes there are a number of very small DSLRs available BUT think very carefully before you buy one!


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Oh come on Connie, you are a lot smarter than me!

DSLRs are heavy and bulky even the smaller ones. Will you always have one with you like you might with a compact or bridge camera?

Good lenses are mostly quite pricey esp if you want quality fast ones. So too are the accessories: quality tripod, flash gun, filters, camera bag, sensor cleaners, etc. quickly add up to thousands if you are going to take photography seriously. Remember one of the main points about DSLRs is to be able to change lenses so it is kind of missing the point to not have a range of lenses, though there are other advantages to DSLRs as you know like speed and high ISOs .

Compare a DSLR to top quality compacts, esp ones aimed at pros and prosumers as carry everywhere cameras. The Canon G9 is a good example: tough, reliable, able to take high quality pictures, very accessible full-manual settings, can shoot in RAW, has a hot shoe, no need to carry extra lenses, its 12 MP sensor really is very good, no need for a heavy tripod, your hand can double as a sun shade, can take filters, low cost waterproof housing for diving, beach and rain (do you know how much that cost for a DSLR?) small and light enough to carry 24/7 and on so on and so on. All this for $500, the price of a nice carbon fibre tripod.

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I'd prefer to see people taking lots of pictures with compacts that live in their day bag and with which can take fantastic pictures than for them to have DSLRs that only come out on special occasions.

How many pictures do you take a day on average?

Do you remember Jim's butterfly pictures taken with his S3IS? To take these on a DSLR you will probably want a nice 300mm lens as it will be difficult to get that close to a butterfly with a true macro lens. The 300mm lens should be a digital one to avoid colour fringing. Cost?

On the other hand you can take great macro shots with a compact. Or zoom in on the butterflies with Jim's super-zoom

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for only $330.

I was just trying to save your pennies and save you from the back pain that comes from carrying camera bags and tripods. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Snowy village
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(And here I thought his dire warning had something to do with a camera-equivalent condition of WhOA.)

Adrian, you sure you're not just trying to talk Susan out of it? :laughing:

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