Winter Shot

@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 14, 2008 9:58pm CST
I love playing around with my digital camera and love taking photos of anything and everything. This is a shot from inside my house. It is my screen doors window with some ice crystals and dew and the icicle lights I have hanging on my gutters. I was oputting up more lights outside then was taking shots of the lights turned on. Then I saw this as I was shutting the door and thought this ought to be a great shot. I took maybe 10 snapshots before I got the one I loved. Once it gets really cold I will be taking some shots of ice crystals that form all over windows etc that I find. I think they make great photos. So what is your honest opinion of this photo? Do you like taking photos of ice crystals etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ajit25 (1010)
• India
15 Nov 08
Hi grandpa bob that was great photo i too like to take photos but i have not digital camera but i wish i will buy a camera next month. Which camera will be better
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thanks bunches also. It's all a personal choice actually. Irt depends on what type of photos you'll be traking as well as how much you're willing to spend. I own a Canon PowerShot A540. It is a couple yeras old and cost me a little over $100. Well worth it for a beginner too. Now the one I want now costs almost $3,000. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ajit25 (1010)
• India
15 Nov 08
thanks to let me know
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Wow!!! Very, very pretty...It looks so magical...I need to get a digital camera and then I can take lots of cool pictures just like yours.. Very beautiful.....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thanks bunches. Last year I did a lot of ice crytal photos. I love the way they are so varied and grow even as the shutter opens on the camera. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 08
This is absolutely a beautiful and unique shot Grandpa! I must try to show this to my husband because he is huge in photography and always looking to get different views of things etc. Thanks for sharing this as always!! ~Heavens~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank you very much. Do you recall the ones of all the ice crystals I did last winter? I lost those photos when my puter burnt though. But I'll have more this year. I did some editing to give it a brownish/sepa look but not totally. Plus I messed with the shutter speed and Fstop settings. Playing with it to see what transpires works a lot for some awesome unexpected shots. Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 08
No problem Grandpa! I have always thought that my Husband would really like you but I can't him to sign up under me! He doesn't have a lot of time to spend on anything else anyway but I know he would like your stuff and I am sure you would appreciate his work in photography as well! ~Heavens~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Wll I suggest maybe downloading it and use it as a wallpaper for your puter. He'd see it then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Hey grandpa bob! If and when I can ever get a digital camera you can explain to me how to use it! Can you print the photos too? Or can you only look at them on the computer? I have no idea about any of this stuff. I love the picture! I can't believe that was from the moisture of the icicles on the window. I just love icicles! They are really cool to look at. I am so glad that you like taking so many pictures! I'll get to see such a great variety of wintery things that you post! And you get to zoom in on such intricate detail! I really want one of those cameras too! But I was never real good at taking pictures! Not even with my Polaroid! I even managed to mess them up!lol
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yes I have printed out a lot of Savanna already. The cameras come with a booklet for directions also. I am still reading mine and learning each day. And I've been using this for 2 years now almost. With a digfital camera that is gone woith bad shots. Editing is easy as pie and you can take many shots as well and not waste film. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Do they still sell the one that you are using? Or have they upped the price and changed the make and model number? I will need all the help that I can get. And I have no idea how you get it on the computer! Do you think I can ever learn all that? I'm so lame when it comes to that kind of technology!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That is a real interesting picture. I was trying to figure it out with out reading the caption. I was thinking maybe a snow storm. It was interesting that it is through the storm door covered with condensation. It really gives it an stormy look.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That's what Ilike about photography. Any item photographed does not always appear as what it truely is. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Nov 08
You always take such great photos...I wish I knew what kind of camera you have. I love taking scenery pics and winter and fall is one of my favorite times to take them. I've never taken any of ice crystals but I've seen some online. Thank you for all the wonderful pics. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I have a Canon PowerShot A540. 4x optical zoom and 16x normal zoom. 6.0 mega pixel. It has the feature to add another zoom lens as well. It cost just over $100 2 years ago is all. Many great decent models are available for under $150 too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
15 Nov 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB, I love the picture you took, it is so pretty, when you go outdoors, don't forget to keep youself wrapped up warm, I know this was taken while you were indorrs but be carefull when going outdoors. Tamara
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thanks a lot also for the compliment on my phot(s). With my bronchial astham I am always bundled up warm. So much so I start to sweat at times outside. I've got to stay healthy to take care of dad. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That's a really great shot. Sparkly, christmassy, magical. I bet you could sell that one, if you wanted to. We are supposed to get a little bit of snow today/tonight. We'll see. Snow and ice is not such a frequent occurrence in this part of the country. I know you guys get a lot of it;)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Someday I may start selling. But not until I get a much better camera. Gawd imagine the shots if I got the onme I really want. But I don't have an extra $3,000 or so. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16193)
15 Nov 08
It is a fantastic photo, they are the sorts of unusual pictures that I like to take although I have not took any pictures for a while now. I lack time for things like that. It is a lovely photo though.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank you very much. I love taking shots of nature and things such as this. I especially love ice crystals. They are like snowflakes as no two are ever the same. Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 08
If you blew that photo up, got it framed it could definitely sit in one of the main art galleries, because this I see as 'art' albeit I am certainly no art critic but compared to some of the pictures you see in art galleries, your shot would be superior. I like the way you have captured the ice crystals and the colours are nice and bright and it's certainly eyecatching, you certainly have an eye for art as well as photography Grandpa Bob!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Well thank you very much. Maybe someday you'll see the Worlwide Grandpa Bob Photo Show. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@hildas (3031)
15 Nov 08
That picture is very interesting. I knew it was lights, but was not sure what sort until I read your discussion through. It is really good to play around with our cameras. Sometimes we get really excellent photogaphs from doing this. I really like that photogaph it is very different and it is beautiful. It would make a nice screensaver as well. Keep up the good work.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yeah they are the lights hanging outside for the holidays from my gutters. Cool how they change things so easily isn't it? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
15 Nov 08
Hello Grandpa Bob. You are very professional! This is a very beautiful picture. It looks to me like fireworks at festivals. So it is already very cold in your place. But it is still very good weather in my place. The temperature is about nine to 18 degrees centigrade. It is fine today. So you start to have winter earlier than we do. Stay warm, Grandpa Bob.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I don't look at it as beoing profeesional. I just enjoy taking photos is all. I won't be making money off of the shots either. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That is a really neat picture! I have some cool ice photos on my hard drive. Unfortunately it is broken right now. I will have to take some new ones this year when we finally get some snow and ice.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank you very much. I take a lot of the ice crystals that form on my windows etc each year as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@riyasam (16578)
• India
15 Nov 08
thanks for posting such pictures.we never get snow over here and it is really lovely to see something which i havent seen before.i do not know how to transfer photos taken from my digicam to the computer.once i learn how to do it , will bombard mylot with all the junk photos.lol
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
You're quite welcome. I take a lot of photos and upload them here in discussions etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That does look cool. I love having a digital camera too, they are so much fun. You can take as many pictures that you want and not have to worry about the cost of developing them all.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Thank bunches. But the one fall back for me anyhow, I use it so ofyten each day I buy batteries like crazy. Yes rechargables. But they go bad after a lot of charges though. But cheaper than film anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@camomom (7536)
• United States
15 Nov 08
You're photo is beatiful. I love taking photos of anything and everything, unfortunately, I don't take very good ones.
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• India
15 Nov 08
hahah.... very nice... well i too have interest in taking photos and more nature pics... the only thing is i dont have digi cam... i am trying to buy with in 1 week and i ill also start taking pic...
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That is a very interesting picture. It looks like a lot of fireflies in the fog. You are good with your camera and finding things of interest that most of us would not even think of or to even see if it would make a good picture.
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 Nov 08
Hi Grandpa Bob, You always take the most amazing pictures and this one is especially beautiful. I think the picture is great. I personally never seem to have my camera on me when needed of it is not charged when I go to use, but have taken a few good ones in the past. I do not have a scanner but I took a photo on a normal camera a couple of years ago of my papa fishing on a rock and a semi-professional photographer told me it was a competition photo as I had captured it just right and it was in perfect balance, pure fluke, my four year old son takes better pics than I do. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Great pix, Bob. I remember your great shots last year and look forward to them again. it seldom gets cold enough for those kinds of ice crystals to form on our windows, but I have seen them and they are cool