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Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:13 pm ]
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The weather was so beautiful this weekend (if you ignored the dangerous fog and snow and ice). When fog settles and stays all day in freezing temperatures, this is what happens:
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Sunday I went out and snapped some pictures of the trees.

These trees were so heavy laden, the loose evergreen branches were swaying in slow motion under their heavy burden...like they were too old to praise freely anymore, but refused to give up the habit:
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A closer view of wind in frosted branches:
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This one is my wallpaper today:
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There's not much color in these pictures, Adrian, because the only color to saturate was dead pine needles, and they didn't seem pretty enough to highlight. This is just the color the earth was today. The green needles were almost completely covered with frizzle (freezing drizzle).

Author:  Jim Wright [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:18 pm ]
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Oh sure complain about the color ... they are beautiful ... and I only wish I were with you. Try your flash on them .. if it is still the same conditions..... might give you a little surprise or two.

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:30 pm ]
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Sigh. Temperatures rose today.

Author:  jrc [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:44 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Sigh. Temperatures rose today.


Bummer - they'd be stunning in sunlight and a clear blue sky.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:32 pm ]
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Narnia!

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:31 pm ]
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Oh, yeah!!! And these trees are trying to come alive!
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Author:  Jim Wright [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:26 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Oh, yeah!!! And these trees are trying to come alive!
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Am tempted to put Les in there but will be good for the moment. Now ... should Adrian wish to go with it .. since he brought up the subject ... ;)

Author:  larrym [ Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:01 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Sigh. Temperatures rose today.


Bummer - they'd be stunning in sunlight and a clear blue sky.



Amen to that!


__________________________

Larry

Author:  Revles [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:07 am ]
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It is just the lack of colour that makes these pics for me...hushed and muted I would describe them as.................On the subject of colour..I am really sad that black and white photography seems to have been lost to the many since the onset of digital....clever folk were really good at picking up the atmosphere in black and white photos...some I've seen were just awesome...so....don't always go for the most colourful pics...soft and muted has a certain beauty about it as well....love em.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:42 pm ]
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Revles wrote:
On th3 subject of black and white photos.......the very best results were achieved with film.....is it possible to produce really classic black and white pictures on digital....as good as on film :?:


I have seen some very good pictures ..... Ansel Adams was the US king of B&W .. and I haven't seen anything that beats his work yet ... but I haven't seen all that many Digital shots either. I am in the process of reading how to do it with Digital and Adrian's picture while more Sepia than B&W has a big jump on the subject. I am not sure how that would look in pure B&W but I really like what he has.... sepia was the medium in my mind.

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:50 am ]
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Connie
I really love those fotos.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:47 am ]
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How did you get Les' name on your photo? B&W looks great on the picture .. even quick fix.

Connie ... do you remember what the thread was all about? Oh yes ... trees!!! ;)

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:53 am ]
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Les

It is easily possible to get high contrast B&W with digital fotos. Here is a quick conversion of a foto. It's not very good but it will give you an idea.

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Author:  Adrian [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:54 am ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
How did you get Les' name on your photo? B&W looks great on the picture .. even quick fix.

Connie ... do you remember what the thread was all about? Oh yes ... trees!!! ;)


No idea how that happened! :? :shock:

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:56 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
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This is my favourite.

Author:  KittyR [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:04 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
How did you get Les' name on your photo?


No idea how that happened! :? :shock:


That comes from clicking the Edit button rather than the Quote button, a potential pitfall for Moderators and Admins. :lol:

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:06 am ]
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KittyR wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
How did you get Les' name on your photo?


No idea how that happened! :? :shock:


That comes from clicking the Edit button rather than the Quote button, a potential pitfall for Moderators and Admins. :lol:


Oh ... a power grab .. now he is putting words/pictures in Les' mouth!!! :laughing:

Author:  jrc [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:08 am ]
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KittyR wrote:
Adrian wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
How did you get Les' name on your photo?


No idea how that happened! :? :shock:


That comes from clicking the Edit button rather than the Quote button, a potential pitfall for Moderators and Admins. :lol:


guilty here.

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:41 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
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This is my favourite.


I liked this one too. In real life the tree seemed to be leaning into the shot, asking to be photographed.

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:20 pm ]
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I took more today as school was letting out:

The trees of the field clapping their hands:
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Closeup:
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Little trees:
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