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Pictures for Pam, Day 106: Frosty Spring

Pictures for Pam, Day 106: Frosty Spring
(+1 insets!) (please view large!) :)

Yesterday was an amazing day of frosty delights outside and I had such a great time taking pictures. However, when I looked at them on my computer I was pretty annoyed at the number of garbage shots. Motion blur and bad focus choice were the worst problems and I mentioned in my post yesterday that the next time I go out, I'll take a monopod with me to help with stabilization.

I knew that today might have some frost but if so it wasn't going to be a big show like yesterday. Still, macro + frost of any kind = sparkly goodness so I crossed my fingers for any kind of frost! Happily, we did get some. And, it was just as predicted--only a little bit. Combined with the fact that today was forecast to be bright and sunny all day, I didn't have a moment to lose if I hoped to get frosty pictures.

I made a bee-line to the burned shed and hoped for the best. I immediately checked out an old car seat that had been left behind the shed. It had disintegrated to a skeleton of rusty springs and coils--what a wonderful subject for macro photography!

Yesterday I took about 30 pictures. Exactly ONE of them turned out well enough to share but I really wanted a little bit more depth of field so I could show off more of that amazing frost. I was so annoyed but at least I could try again today. Sadly there was so little frost on the springs that it merely looks like some salt granules but I got a bunch of good pictures this time and my main image is my favorite. You'll see yesterday's frostier image as an inset. Maybe it's better?

Pam, just for fun I typed in "seat" on your photo stream since I was showing springs from an old car seat. What a surprise to find a hit! You took a really neat picture of a wrought iron garden seat caked with snow! Thinking about the fun fractals and filtery things you like so much, seems to me this seat picture would look really cool in a design. :) I hope that you and your day was like ours was--sunny and beautiful! *BIG HUGS* from southern Oregon! :)

E. Adam Galehr, Jean-luc Drouin, fifi, niraK68 and 45 other people have particularly liked this photo

25 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb pair!

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20 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Excellent clean, simple picture !
20 months ago.
neira-Dan club
extra , bien visé et très net
20 months ago.
uwschu club
Das Macro gefällt mir sehr gut, frostige Details
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
GREAT DOF; very well captured Janet.
20 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
Great close-up! I like the PiP because of its excellent depth of field and the the contrasting colors of ice and rust.
20 months ago.
Boro club
20 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Excellent close up shot, great detail and superb dof, wonderful PiP.
20 months ago.
Annemarie club
great find and close up
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Rust is a great motive ! And you captured it perfectly. Like you composition and your cours of sharpness very much !
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo avec note. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Ooooh, rust ;-)

What can I say Janet.............perfect focus and depth of field, gorgeous colours and detail and a wonderful background..!!

I also have to say, that the version in the PiP is even better............the above applies, but the background of out of focus, frost coated springs is just magical..!!
20 months ago.
cammino club
Superbly defocused. The rust tone appears very well.
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
both pictures are excellent, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh wow Janet, I just love your macros of frost. Even a small amount is just fantastic. I love the PIP more - but that's just a personal preference. I don't think I've seen one of your photos that I haven't looked at with my mouth wide open saying "Wow"! Just keep doing what you're doing, because I just love your photos
20 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
great dof again Janet
20 months ago.
RHH club
Love both photos and the composition of both with the spring fading into the background. The photos are a good example of why I love photography. Taking you own photos forces you to notice things you otherwise would probably not have noticed - your ability to "see" changes. And, the photos posted by others changes your "seeing" again because you're forced to look through their eyes and see what they see. When I first started posting photos on Flickr and later Ipernity, it was just for the purpose of putting them in a place where family members could see them, but it's become something much more important than that., and the opportunity to see so many photos taken by others has changed my photography as well.

Mount Baker is our favorite spot for snowshoeing even though we've been other places and there many times. No matter how many times we've been up there in the winter the first sight of Baker takes your breath away. We've been up there in bitterly cold weather, when it was warmer, in wind and snow and fog, and we have never regretted an excursion. In a week we'll be back on that side the mountains again and plan on doing some snowshoeing at Baker. Want to do something a bit different, though, and snowshoe through the Bagley Lakes basin and up through Herman Saddle to Chain Lakes. We'll see.

Been climbed on by grandkids for two days and am now enjoying a bit of peace and quiet. 'Twas good to see them all but also good to be alone again. Missing my wife, my espresso machine and my own bed (in that order), though. Home again Tuesday but it sounds like I'll be going from snow and cold to more snow and cold. Snowing here and also at home with more snow in the forecast.
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
It's always fascinating how hoarfrost enchants the things.
20 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
very well done!!
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Lots of lovely, interesting rust!!
20 months ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
superb photo, Janet ... fine work, as always!
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Très original aussi
20 months ago.
 Phil le Malouin
Phil le Malouin club
Tu as un oeil incroyable.
19 months ago.

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