Thursday, December 10, 2009

You Capture: Lines

I had this fabulous idea for this week's You Capture. I was going to go to the beach and take a picture of the horizon, because what's a more perfect line than that? Except that it was eleventy-billion degrees below zero yesterday and very windy. I briefly considered it because I bet there were some angry waves that would have made for great photos, but in the end, I just didn't feel like getting hypothermia.

Instead, I played around with some photos I took of my still blooming rosebush yesterday. I've never used the macro setting on my camera before, but I managed to get a few decent shots of all the little lines that make up a snow flake.
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Snow is pretty. I just wish it wasn't so cold.

42 comments:

Kathleen said...

Ooooh...I love that second one! The first, of course, is great too. Amazing what details you can pick up with a macro! And I'm so glad you decided AGAINST going out in the eleventy-billion degrees below zero weather!!

Life with Kaishon said...

What? This challenge is not so important to you that you would risk hypothermia in the eleventy below zero weather? PLEASE... : ) Just kidding! I love your lines. And get the heck out of here? Your bush is still blooming? That is crazy. And cool! It is defying the odds of the weather, right? Great lines. LOVE your macro setting!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Seriously? I'm not worth hypothermia? I bet you would have done it if donuts were a prize for best photo. smfd.

Seriously, I'm so proud of your photos, they are exquisite.

Beautifully done.

Chocolate Girl said...

Beautiful! Few things are as pretty as snowflakes.

Katy said...

My yellow rose bush is still blooming too. It's like it's mocking me with the promise of spring even though I know it's butt ass cold out.

~Mendie~ said...

Awesome snowflake! That is amazing that your rose is still blooming, I saw those shots yesterday-awesome!

JadeLD said...

That's great to see the snowflake. I'll need to give that a try at some point, if it ever snows here.

Sara Joy said...

Amazing! Love your rosebush, and love love love snowflakes. :)

jaime said...

Amazing snowflake picture!!!

Stacie's Madness said...

wow awesome.

keli.h said...

Plus, you would have had to wear clothes to go to the beach. Yuck.

gorgeous images, erin!! your macro is killing me! <3

Rissa said...

BEAUTIFUL. As a Californian, I've never seen an actual snowflake that close up before. AMAZING. Now that I'm in NY, I'll be studying them a little closer!!
Great job with the photos!

FireMom said...

But cold is good! Love your shots!

Heather D said...

Amazing detail! Great job.

Alysha Gray said...

WOW!!! Beautiful shots, totally love them! Great job!!!!!

semicrunchymama said...

Gorgeous shots! Snow is beautiful, up close like that. Not so beautiful when I'm scraping it off my car, though! =)

Erin said...

These pictures are AMAZING! I have never seen a snowflake that close up before. Thanks for sharing and stay warm!

Colleen said...

Those are beautiful!

Saj said...

Very cool! I always forget to use my macro setting! There are even lines on the leaves of your crazy rosebush!

Nicolasa said...

Wow! Those are amazing!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

These need to be framed. You are as good as Wilson Snowflake Bentley! The contrasts are exquisite and the ice crystals are now CAPTUREd forever. I love them. Amazing! (Isn't it funny that the snow MADE you see its perfection!!??)

Tara said...

WOW! That is the most beautiful snowflake- great capture!

Donaji said...

I'm so jealous, I want a macro lens!!!! what a beautiful photo of the snowflake, my fav is the first!!! Nice!

Alana Jo said...

I am green with envy. Love the 2nd one!!

Alana Jo
www.justniftythrifty.com

Mrs Soup said...

Great macro shots!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

SERIOUSLY Erin. I can't wait to try out macro now that I know what it is!!

Steph

Bacardi Mama said...

OMG, these are awesome!! Great job.

togetherforgood said...

Wow, fabulous macro shots! Great job! Who needs horizons anyway? ;)

imadramamama.wordpress.com said...

I absolutely LOVE the detail on the snowflake. LOVE IT!

Sally said...

Love the first one.

Feather said...

you really are a superhero! i'm drooling over the snowflake picture. i couldn't get that shot if i tried. i'm guessing you have a stellar camera with a super fun macro lens. all i can do is drool, and maybe bow (or something). very very impressive.

Sarah said...

AMAZING! Seriously! I am so impressed with the detail of the single snowflake... beautiful!

Our Lives said...

Snowflakes. So many of them ye everyone has its uniqueness! Just love them!

The Animator's Wife said...

Oh that flake is amazing! It *almost* makes me wish for snow. OK not really, and fat chance anyway here. And glad you avoided the freezing beach.

CJ said...

Wow - those are pretty awesome pictures, I especially like the snow flake one...just, awesome :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Gorgeous photos! :) Great job!

Jenny said...

That's a snowflake? What a cool picture! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do sell them (just opened an Etsy shop recently). This was my first batch of tiny ones but I should have them in the shop in a day or two. It's here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/oilinmylamp

momfessions said...

How pretty! That is so fun to see the snow upclose!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Beautiful! I have camera envy. ;)

Stillmary said...

OMIGOSH! So it's not a myth that snow flakes are made up of tiny but beautiful designs and patterns? I can't believe you got these photos! They're incredible!

WackyMummy said...

holy cow what a great snowflake shot! love it. =)

Sarah Jones said...

Love the detail of the snow that you got! Really cool!