Friday, December 21, 2007

" Ice...

... is also great
And would suffice."








( First efforts with cheapcam. High failure rate and certainly has its limitations, but the light was poor, and it was a first attempt ...)

21 comments:

Catalyst said...

High failure rate?????

They look pretty darned good to me, Lucy. Maybe your standards are too high. ('Course, you do like me so that might not be true either.)

Marja-Leena said...

Fantastic! And I second catalyst's words. :-)

Lucy said...

Thank you loyal friend! But these were the better ones, a lot didn't work at all. But it's better than no camera, and limitations are challenging, I suppose.

Lucy said...

ML - you jumped in while I was replying to Catalyst, thank you too!

Sheila said...

These photos certainly don't make me think of perishing and destruction, as the quote hints at.

If you got these from a "cheapcam," I think I have a lot to learn about how to use my camera. :-)

Jan said...

Lucy, Merry Christmas and thankyou for your superb bloggings!
AS for your 1st attempt with your cheapcam...I am looking forward to more.
Have a lovely time in France this Christmas.

Lucas said...

Light and ice - solid yet intangible - the lesser camera has got more to offer. Have a wonderful Christmas!

dick said...

Excellent pics. Watch out, Dave Bonta!

tristan said...

persist !

Plutarch said...

Your theme from the previous post of worrying about the technological bits and pieces which creep into our lives, is worth pursuing. Without them we wouldn't be reading each other's posts. Nor would your (let's call it out of deference to its feelings) simple camera have produced these essays in the details of frost and cold. A happy Christmas to you and Tom and Molly and to all the wise people who gather round your posts.

Robin Starfish said...

See, the camera doesn't matter! Truly beautiful.

frozen breath of god
time stops to get a witness
pinhole camera

Lucy said...

I am much blessed in such dear friends and good people! Thanks for all the kind words and warm thoughts over the year, and for all your wonderful blogging too. Making my way rounbd this morning, I could scarce believe the riches there are to be found amongst you all. What did I ever do without this dimension of my life?

Avus said...

It's not the camera that matters, but the photographer, Lucy. And these a pretty damned good I would say

Rosie said...

lovely...I keep seeing beauty everywhere at the moment...it must be the solstice moving me in strange ways

Isabelle said...

Lovely pictures but VERY CHILLY! It's a bit chilly here in Edinburgh but not as frosty/icy as with you, and we're away up here.

Lovely writing too. Happy Christmas!

jzr said...

Just lovely, Lucy!! The camera does not make the photographs ... the photographer does regardless of the kind of equipment they have!!

zhoen said...

I treated each film photo as precious, since I could hardly afford that, nonetheless a mistake. So I never learned. It's the high failure rate, at no extra cost, that gave me the freedom to learn how to photograph.

These are lovely, you took them, you chose them.

Dave said...

That fourth photo is really something.

Lucy said...

Thanks too.
Avus - it makes me appreciate the forgiving nature of the better camera, but limmitations and a new set of parameters to accustom myself to are interesting, as is the odd unexpected result...
Rosie - yesterday, the day after the Solstice was so beautiful and filled with light that no camera or description good do it justice, without falling into cliche (there's a cross-linguistic pun there isn't there...).
Isabelle - we thought of you when we heard the forecast for Scotland! The ice has mostly gone now here.
Joan - thanks, it's a medium, I guess; you cant make an oil painting with a wax crayon but you can perhaps make an interesting picture. It's not as extreme as that of course. In good light the macro shots are actually very respectable.
Zhoen - quite so, that's exactly as I have found; and the fairly instant way you see the results too, waiting for film to be developed my enthusiasm waned, and the cost was just prohibitive.
Dave- thanks, I like that one too. It was puddles of ice on a black plastic mulch in the garden. The effect was interesting.

julie said...

Just beautiful, Lucy, as always. They're right - it's all in the eye of the beholder, and your eye is finely tuned, indeed.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Granny J said...

This is my second time round and these frosty images are still telling their stories. Hooray for your cheapcam!