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#12 Oddity

Our second major snowfall of the season. Last time, even though we had more snow then, we had wind and the trees did not collect the snow as it did this time.

Okay . . . so the oddity is me. For thinking I can take shots of the snow in the dark without special equipment, with my little point and shoot without any special settings because I’m not familiar with my camera yet. Whew!

Even though these photos are not professional quality, they turned out a whole lot better than I expected. I really like these photos!

1st photo required just a tad bit of cropping. Other than allowing for my copyright, that is the only thing done to it.

2nd photo had a lot of utility lines removed and a wee bit of tweaking in Lighting. The green aura is from a lamp on a pole to the right (and out of sight) of the photo.

3rd photo had some tweaking in lighting, but very minor. The light is from the ball field.

4th photo was treated much the same as photo 3.

What do you think?

PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Cannon PowerShot SD 1200 IS

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#7 Layers

Self explanatory! 😀

Elements 5.0 Cannon PowerShot SD 1200 IS

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As you can tell, it is snowing and has been on top of sleet/ice. We have a total of about four inches now. More is expected. It is pristine and beautiful, isn’t it?

Well, it does not take much to turn that beauty into problems.

DH is in a stew because the sleet last night did a good job of freezing the vehicle’s doors shut. Of course, the windshield (read: window) is covered with frozen ice and a layer of snow on top of that. DH is unable to get out to the store to purchase a defrosting agent. He is out trying to devise a method of removing the ice. If he isn’t successful, we are stuck at home until it heats up to about 31 degrees tomorrow.

There is also have windows of the garage and of the neighbor’s house beyond the garage – upper right.

Elements 5.0 Cannon PowerShot SD 1200 IS

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Thought perhaps you would like this.

An Oldie from my files. Photo taken Along the Pend O’Reille River in North Idaho somewhere between Sandpoint and the town of Priest River in April 2000 when we lived in the area.

Taken with a Sony Mavica FD digital (floppy disk for “film”) This area just begged to have photos taken. Who could pass up a photo op with this clear blue water reflecting like a mirror and all the ubiquitous evergreens favorable lending themselves for photo framing?

This Sony FD camera, new in the age of digitals, took amazing shots.
(Edit: Have not yet found where font color can be changed, otherwise, this would be written in red.

I had named this shot “Cool Reflections” – can’t believe that I forgot title it as that. 😦 )

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Figured the black and white photo would be more productive towards displaying texture of the photo. Again, a scene of our back yard with some of the ravages of last year’s ice storm still visable.

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11. Pattern

From the bathroom window – when I first spied the snow that morning – the color of the  hillside between us and the school’s ball field really popped out from the surrounding white of the snow. Between the yard textures, both fences, the vine and the trees, it created an ascending pattern from the yard to the ball field.

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