Making Snow in Oxford

Making Snow in Oxford

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No — no snow — yet. But falling temperatures, rain, and winter settling in. In fact, we may get a dusting this weekend.

This scene is from a photo I took last summer of out buildings on a farm near my home. The photo shows goldenrod along the fence posts, bright green grass and tawny fields. I used my imagination to change the ‘season’ of this photo and tried to imagine what it would look like in the coldest part of winter covered in snow.

It amazes me how powerful colors are — looking at this in the glow of bright office light (versus more subdued lighting at my friend’s), the greens and purply blues really make this feel COLD! I painted another snow scene this weekend using different colors – and mercy, it was so much warmer.

I suppose I’ve known this aspect of color and have used it in my paintings before. But it seems snow scenes especially, perhaps with their white starkness, really brought that home to me.

Thank you for your kind comments about both my recent paintings and my computer. You have no idea how much they’ve cheered me during a most frustrating time! More bad news, however on the IT front. The computer keeps crashing – despite all attempts at resuscitation. One more attempt at salvation tonight .. and if that fails .. it’s computer shopping and draining my bank account. SIGH. As Sue has so expertly said earlier, the computer is definitely my workhorse and my ‘connecton’ to family and friends I love and admire, inspiration and learning, and yes, work. So at least I have a day or so to ‘bite the bullet’ and wrap my mind around the possibility.

It’s a busy week here at the office — meetings and classes and planting seeds in a wonderfully warm greenhouse. Some of the plants from last semester’s propagation class are really taking hold, and I saw a beautiful purple iris in bloom …. what a cheer!

Take care today!

Posted by linfrye . on 2010-01-26 11:22:16

Tagged: , watercolor , winter , snow , imagination , oxford , nc , granville county , rural buildings , sketchbook , journal

Snow

Snow

First dusting of snow this winter. View from the 2nd story of my office building. Nothing glamorous. This is the `back door` entrance where I go to give my eyes a rest from detailed drafting projects. Got to refocus the pupils regularly. :^)

Since I’m on the computer all day, I keep an Internet browser open – sometimes multiple browsers to monitor my favorite web sites. It’s how I keep my days from becoming too monotonous or bogged down from job stress.

Posted by nalilo on 2005-01-06 13:28:49

Tagged: , oklahoma , snow , winter , oklahomacity

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Retired Rail

Retired Rail

Scanning these big negatives is fun—a generous border of clear film around the images means I don’t have to battle my Epson negative holders. Dust specks are smaller.

Something weird is still happening to my uploads, though. Looking at this Flickr page via Firefox 3.6.13, the snow looks totally grayed out compared to how I edited it. I suspect Photoshop Elements is mucking with color profiles in some way I (and practically any normal human) can’t understand.

Attention computer industry: Color management is STILL a broken nightmare. Just make it work already.

Posted by Voxphoto on 2011-02-06 17:43:17

Tagged: , BW , black and white , Fujica GW690 , 320TXP , 220 , Ann Arbor , winter , Ann Arbor Railroad , snow , backlight

Juniper in Soft Focus

Juniper in Soft Focus

Went out in the snow today to take some shots. Wound up at the Sibley Nature Center. This is a shot of some juniper berries on a tree next to the visitor’s center. Used a soft focus on this one, no flash. I thought at first I’d caught some snowflakes in this shot, too, but after wiping off my computer screen… *sigh*

It was just some dust.

Posted by Been There Photography on 2009-12-30 02:47:08

Tagged: , Nikon , D60 , NikonD60 , Midland , Texas , desert , southwest , west , nature , SibleyNatureCenter , Llano , Estacado , LlanoEstacado , winter , juniper , berry , berries , blue , green , snow

Making Tracks

Making Tracks

The view from work across the courtyard, lightly dusted with slushy snow.

Few students, no computers, little light, wishing I was somewhere else : /

Posted by duckinwales (now in Ipernity) on 2010-11-26 18:26:45

Tagged: , tracks , footsteps , snow , slush , Rhyl , Coleg Llandrillo , glum , monotone , dull , #uksnow

Cascade

Cascade

This photo and the next one (www.flickr.com/photos/lemonart/8282836507/ ) appear to have been considerably sharpened between my computer and viewing on Flickr which leaves the texture competing with the photo more than I wanted. Has anyone else had this problem?

Thank you for your visit, comment or fave. My own texture

Posted by Lemon~art on 2012-12-18 08:31:02

Tagged: , plant , river , snow , dusting , cascade , leaves , winter , frost , cold

Standing On Ice

Standing On Ice

We had a light dusting of snow this morning, but by the time I went out, most of it was gone. This is the first picture I took today, which not only shows the snow, but the ice is supporting me. It was a different story when I went up to the lake, as the ice quickly gave way to the mud underneath.

BTW, there’s another light dusting out there now!!

Posted by BACKYard Woods Explorer on 2009-01-19 03:02:56

Tagged: , ice , snow , boots , jeans , winter

Snow Dusted

Snow Dusted

getting the computer back in a week =)

Posted by ☮Kate Monster on 2010-01-09 23:31:54

Tagged: , dusted , snow , trees , bokeh , green , evergreen , ice , snowy , winter , seasons , dof , depth-of-field , blizzard , season , tree , pinecones , pinecone , pinetree