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A light in the gloom?


A light in the gloom?

Trying to catch the raindrops... this fuchsia has been out all through the winter ~ so far!



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A Lantern..Love the subtle colour.
Added to fav's

20 Jan, 2012

 

That’s lovely. And it doesn't even look like one of the hardy ones, but maybe it is?

20 Jan, 2012

 

Top notch, love it against the background.

20 Jan, 2012

 

Wonderful moody shot Sticki!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Great bit o' photography there Sticki...:>)

20 Jan, 2012

 

Sticki that is a brilliant photo, quite haunting. Definitely one for favourites :o)

20 Jan, 2012

 

It is 3 dimentional..and the raindrops that you were capturing are fantastic, it looks awsome on a 200% magnification.

20 Jan, 2012

 

that's a real beauty Sticky..

20 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely shot Sticki! :)

20 Jan, 2012

 

superb shot Sticki ! when a snap becomes art !

20 Jan, 2012

 

lovely

20 Jan, 2012

 

Great pic. Sticki

20 Jan, 2012

 

Nice one Sticki..........

20 Jan, 2012

 

That's your Cannon for you ; just a great picture . ( You'd think that I knew about cameras )

20 Jan, 2012

 

Don't say that Driad....I have just given the Canon away !! Couldn't get the hang of it.

20 Jan, 2012

 

Don't worry Pp , I'm clueless , its just that Sticki was saying that she had one ; I haven' t figured out my little digital one yet .

20 Jan, 2012

 

Love the way you have captured to water droplets ,lovely :)

20 Jan, 2012

 

thank you everyone you are really kind!

yes i do have a canon but its one of the smaller ones ~ nice cos it has the options to do automatic and to try to learn the complicated bits.

i was outside for ages trying to get a raindrop picture, got quite wet, so did the camera and i was nearly late for an appointment!!!

200% pimpernel? i have to reduce the pixel numbers to put it on here, didnt know you would still get detail if you blew it up.

Oji i dont think it is a hardy one.

20 Jan, 2012

 

It's a great photo Sticki. I just clicked my magnifier and upped it one to 200% and it is stunning.

I have to reduce mine to post them as well. If it won't post I take it to Piknik and frame it...It then says " That's huge, do you want to resize.?" I click yes.

20 Jan, 2012

 

thanks pimpernel;
i right click on the picture and the computer has an option to edit, i then 'resize' simply by changing one of the pixel numbers. quite easy, thankfully.

20 Jan, 2012

 

lovely shot...fuchsia in January..amazing! :)

20 Jan, 2012

amy
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A great pic. Sticki I thought it was a Snowdrop at first :o)

20 Jan, 2012

 

thanks karen and amy, i tried the snowdrops but they are in a shadier place which made the photo more difficult.

20 Jan, 2012

 

Shine torch on them >:)

20 Jan, 2012

 

havent got enough hands pixi and flash didnt work either!!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Excellent shot,Sticki......Almost tangible!

20 Jan, 2012

 

A fantastic shot Sticki It does indeed look haunting, A very artistic and magical picture;0))

20 Jan, 2012

 

Brilliant shot,wow

21 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you meadowland, pansy and suey. I was only after the rain drops but I think it's maybe the White against the grey that made it work?

21 Jan, 2012

 

lol well couldnt you lay the torch against something to shine up on it? or down.lol ;)

21 Jan, 2012

 

I will have a go pixi, if I could only find a torch!

21 Jan, 2012

 

Oh dear lol..why isnt the flash working?

21 Jan, 2012

 

Flash is too bright.

21 Jan, 2012

 

Try reflecting light with a mirror or white card Sticki

21 Jan, 2012

 

Yes, next challenge I think pimpernel!

21 Jan, 2012

 

White card will work best...it is keeping it out of the shot. And you have to get low down for Snowdrops and at the moment that could be very wet!

21 Jan, 2012

 

It will be in my garden!

21 Jan, 2012

 

What a great photo Stickie, catching the drops like that looks really professional.

21 Jan, 2012

 

A lovely photo. I agree with Rose.

23 Jan, 2012

 

thanks rose and HB, i was out with the misting spray to get this!!

it isnt perfect but everytime you get a drop in just the right place at the right size it falls off!!!

23 Jan, 2012

 

Beautiful sticki, great composition.

24 Jan, 2012

 

oh, thanks treetop, just one of those coincidences i think? sky happened to work!!

24 Jan, 2012

 

what a fantastic photo, i love the raindrops on it..

25 Jan, 2012

 

I've only just learnt how to switch the flash off - it's very annoying and flattens out atmospheric shots whether you want it to or not. Did you use a tripod? Amazing shot, Sticki - do you give lessons?

25 Jan, 2012

 

thanks justdawn, i like the raindrops too.

no tripod gattina, i just take lots of pictures and hope one comes out.

25 Jan, 2012

 

Could be the alcohol that makes the camera shake so much in my hands, then.

25 Jan, 2012

 

wouldnt know gattina!!! surely not.

my camera isnt very big. i dont like OH camera cos that is too heavy to hold.

25 Jan, 2012

 

The good news is Gattina..that the lovely little Lumix coming your way is very forgiving with camera shake..I managed to persuade my Mum that she didn't want the lumix...and sent her packing with the Canon and the Bloomin great lenses.

25 Jan, 2012

 

Oh Poor Mum! You bully! I checked yesterday, and my Lumix has arrived at Sister-in-laws. I should have it by the second week in March. Hurrah! Can't wait. I used to have a dear little collapsible tripod, but have no idea where it's gone - it probably got put "somewhere safe" in the move out here 6 years ago, and hasn't, along with lots of other things, seen the light of day since. It'll turn up on Armageddon day. V. Pleased to hear about camera shake not being a terminal condition.

25 Jan, 2012

 

i got a collapsible tripod out of a cracker!!!

25 Jan, 2012

 

Wow, that is stunning Sticki! Beautiful light and atmosphere...gone to faves!

25 Jan, 2012

 

oh thanks janey, it was all luck really. just concentrating on the raindrops.

25 Jan, 2012

 

I have just bought a flexible Tripod...That you can wrap on a branch or post..

25 Jan, 2012

 

One of those gorilla sort?

25 Jan, 2012

 

Got like flexi hair roller legs...Lol

25 Jan, 2012

 

I wouldn't know!

25 Jan, 2012

 

I got it to try the Starry night setting on the camera..15 sec exposure...

25 Jan, 2012

 

dont think i have that one. :-(

25 Jan, 2012

 

Where did you find you haircurler tripod, then, Pim?

27 Jan, 2012

 

Great picture...my fuchsia have been hit by a bit of frost unfortunately. They were flowering away quite happily before. Never mind...another excuse to go shopping for more plants lol!

27 Jan, 2012

 

thank you red, most of mine are still going and some are making buds!!!!

27 Jan, 2012

 

It was being reduced at Asda Gatina. I think they are getting rid of a lot of Photography stuff at the minute.

27 Jan, 2012

 

asda have photography stuff??

27 Jan, 2012

 

I had a look on Amazon earlier, and there's the Gorilla make, which Sticki mentioned and then there's a very similar cheaper variety - less than half the price. Which do you have? Could it be as breakable as some of the reviews are suggesting? On the whole, it seems like a jolly good idea.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Sorry I'm not on the ball tonight..pulled lower back muscle, giving me some bother..It 's a hama Gatina and for thee pounds it will do. I think in a garden it would be great...Wrap round a spade, the washing pole or fence post.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=110566&r=GOOG

Not a lot of it Sticki..My Asda is Massive the largest in Europe. I think it sometimes has stock the others don't carry.

27 Jan, 2012

 

must be! dont think they have it here

27 Jan, 2012



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