Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 121: Look closely...can it be?

At first glance, this looks like a typical, cold weather photo. 

And it IS still chilly out.  And snowing.

but

look closer



and you'll see...


It's melting!!!

Incidentally, I'm not sure if I like the idea.  I hope it stops snowing yet stays cold enough for the snow to stick around for awhile so we can play in it!!!  And my camera isn't waterproof, so I can't even go out with it to take pictures while it's snowing. Grk.


BTW, I completely forgot that yesterday was my 100th post.  I guess that's why the celebrity stopped by.  ;o)

6 comments:

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Wow, you got a special 100th post that wasn't even planned. You're obviously going to have a great year!
Melting is good. But it's too early to take melting seriously...

Allegria said...

Too true, Maureen. I think the drips were simply from the warmth of the house, because when we went out it was colder than ever. The flakes have turned to ice crystals in the air. Brrrr...

Inna said...

congrats on the 100th post!

I'm enjoying having snow right now, but sometimes I wish it'd already melt away here too.. Or at least be a little warmer - -23'C feels a little too cold sometimes. Playing in the snow sounds impossible here! Hope you have had plenty of possibilities to play with it!:-)

Mike L said...

I've been looking through your pictures and I am very impressed. What kind of camera do you use, and do you photoshop at all? I'm really tempted to join in on that 365 day challenge, but I only have a basic digital camera. BTW thanks for commenting on my blog, it really makes my day.

ρομπερτ said...

To be honest I loved the thought of your words 'flakes turning into crystals in the air' - really miss winter time, as outside it is still warmer than inside of my fridge.
Please have a wonderful Sunday and of course concratulations upon number 100.

Allegria said...

Inna: Thanks! Brrr! The kind of cold you describe reminds me of my growing up years in Northern British Columbia, Canada. From January through the end of February it was -30 C-ish. The kind of cold that makes your nose feel like it's going to fall off--and you kind of wish it would so the pain would be less! But it gives good reason to stay inside and hibernate. Thanks for stopping by!

Mike: Currently, I mainly use a Canon 50D, but many of my photos are with a Canon S5 point and shoot, because I am limited on lenses for the DSLR, and the S5 has a great zoom. I also have bunches with just a low end, throw in your pocket camera. I don't own Photoshop or Lightroom--yet. So my editing is minimal. I use Picassa (a free Google app that you install onto your computer), for basic color fixes, cropping, and minimal retouching. If I want to have some fun with effects, I go to picnik.com and use that app. It's pretty cheasy, but can be fun.

You really should try the 365. There are people of all kinds of skill and seriousness doing it. I know some people who are just putting up basic snaps, while others are doing amazing, profession stuff. The great thing about it is how much you learn to look at things differently, because you're always looking for something interesting. To illustrate this, a friend posted a photo of one of her blouses a year ago when she started a 365. Then for her last photo, she shot the same blouse. She looked at how t photograph it in a completely different way, and the results were amazing. I think she was just using a little point and shoot. It doesn't really matter what camera you have to use!

Robert: Sometimes, warm is gooood! This afternoon, after I stopped moving, took off all my warm winter things, and was sitting over a mug of hot chocolate, I realized that I was kind of chilly, even though I had thought I was plenty warm before. I'm only just starting to warm up now! So yes--I'll take the warmth of Greece! I wish I could send you some of this--you'd have a ball with your little guy. He'd feel that he was in a wonderland.