Thursday, 18 June 2009

Skywatch Friday - Idlewild Lake

These were taken at Idlewild Park lake, on Tuesday, when the hubby and I went for a walk along the Truckee River. The first one is mine,taken with my film SLR. The second is taken by my husband with his point and shoot digital.




This was my first outing with the used lens I just bought for my OM-G. I think I am going to like it, once I figure it out !! I really messed up my depth of field and my aperture setting on this one. Plus I also had my ASA set to 200 film, when I was using 400 film. I had to play around with my photo editor as the original was really washed out.

I do like the reflections of the sky and trees in the water though and the details in the trees on the bank. This SLR film stuff is all a learning curve for me :-)


This photo of the hubby's shows more what the colour of the sky should have looked like in mine. I really like the reflections in this one as well..

Go to SKYWATCH for views of the sky from all over the world !

PS ..If you have time, I'd appreciate it if you could visit this post on my blog and say a hello to my young grandson, Xavier. He's getting an award at his school assembly, back in New Zealand, this morning. I'm sure he would be thrilled to have people from all over the world saying 'Hi'. :-)

61 comments:

Sara G said...

Great photo.
Happy SWF

Photo Cache said...

Lovely reflections.

Dewdrop said...

I love reflection shots! Gorgeous. Both yours and hubby's.

postcardsfromwildwood said...

Lovely reflections. Yes, SLR does take a bit of getting used to. I really recommend books by Bryan Peterson - helped me enormously and such beautiful examples of his work.
Janice.

Carletta said...

Lovely reflections!
I don't know if I could do film again. :) Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Going go say hi to Xavier now.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I admire you for working in film. I'm afraid I would waste way too much film trying to get good. ;-)

Janine said...

Karen, your email to the principal will have arrived in time as it is only almost 8am here in New Zealand on Friday morning.

Xavier is going to be so surprised to hear that his nana/grandma is congratulation him via the principal......LOVE IT

Chris H said...

Ummmm... isn't it Thursday there still? LOL

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ha..yours looks more like water color & lavender hues..something I like..nice job-

Barb said...

These photo reflections look like paintings. Spectacular!

Maria Berg said...

You will get to know it and then it will be even more fun.

Me too love the felection in the water,
MB

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you are doing here! Great stuff.

MsRay said...

Those are very beautiful pictures.

Tara R. said...

These are gorgeous! The lake looks like such a peaceful place.

Bim said...

I really like the first shot. It looks unreal in a lovely way :)

Babooshka said...

From a photographer this is some staggering learning curve. You've really nailed those reflections. Awesome.

Carol said...

Karen, I like your shot alot...whatever you did in editing gave it a watercolor effect....your reflection is beautiful...what a neat idea to have a shot to compare...

Sally in WA said...

Great reflections in both images.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the colors... wonderful photos for first time out with a lens... Really like your blog layout also, ....Lovely Sky Watch.... have a great weekend.... cheers

Calm Energy said...

Beautiful photos...beautiful place!
I love the visual differences between the two photos and two different kinds of cameras!
*A wonderful weekend to you*
Maria
ps. I'll stop over to your grandson's now :)

fishing guy said...

Karen: Really neat lake reflection shots.

Brenda Leyland said...

Those photos were wonderful. If I had to pick, I'd say the first one is my favourite, maybe because the back shore was nearer. It felt more intimate.

J Bar said...

Picture postcard scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

callemie said...

great shot
it's hust like a painting
and I will say hy to your grandson hihihi

Ebie said...

Karen, what a magnificent shot! You did perfectly well. I am heading now to your your post and say hello to Xavier. Have a nice weekend!

Eric(NL) said...

WOW, Lovely reflections here, great post!!

Have a nice SWF

Greetings from NL

Dhemz said...

oh my! how lovely..I love the scenic beauty...thanks for sharing...:)

http://demcyapdiandias.blogspot.com/

mrsnesbitt said...

Our daily walks bring so much joy! Awesome.

addhumorandfaith said...

Karen -- I especially like the picture you took because it has sort of an other-worldly feel.

Maria Berg said...

I glad that i could make Xavier happy, take care, MB

P-TER said...

Amazing ! ! !
Great photo's.
Gr.
P-TER

Marja said...

Oh what a marvelous pictures. See you now a lot about photgraphy.
Already visited your beautiful grandson

prkl said...

I actually like upper one better. It has kinda watercolorish/pastelish shades. Don't worry about your f-stops, both lens nor film, you'll get used to those. Negative films are elastic like bubblegum, it tolarates a lot. I used to shoot, at least, 1 f-stop over with negative film, gives you more intens negative. You get more details in it like that. You can allways correct any misshabs at your pc/mac. Negative scanner is advised. :) Happy SWF!

Wren said...

Lovely Skywatch - I haven't shot much SLR film myself, but I appreciate those who do.

And belated congraulations to Xavier.

Pietro said...

Both wonderful images, Karen. I like the reflections!

char72 said...

Great pictures. I have a really good 35mm camera but haven't used it in several years. It still takes better photos than the digital cameras (I'm on my 4th digital camera) but buying film, having it developed, etc. seems like so much trouble to me now. I've always loved photography since I was 17 and bought my first camera - a Brownie Hawkeye.
Charlotte

Pearl Maple said...

Nice photos for sky watch friday, looks like you are having fun playing with the camera settings. I am only a point and shoot kind of gal but do enjoy seeing all the pretty views that everyone finds to share with us.

Connie said...

It does have a nice reflection of the sky.

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely sky reflections, would love to go for a long walk in that beautiful area!!

Stacie said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the reflections.

earthtoholly said...

Hi, Karen, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

These photos are great...they almost look like paintings! Happy SWF to ya!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Wonderful shot. I wanted to know where Truckee River was to visit it! It looks so tranquil and beautiful.

Dave Coulter said...

Well done! I wish the lenses in my eyes were that sharp :)

Lori Skoog said...

Karen...I looked at ALL your photos. Fabulous!
Thanks for visiting my Journal.

Cindy said...

Great photo. I love the reflection. The sky looks beautiful reflecting in the water.

Good luck with the your film photography. You're more brave than I am. I'm all digital.

Cindy

Regina said...

Beautiful shots. I like the reflections.

jabblog said...

Reflections are fascinating - lovely photos.

Pam said...

Both are great, Karen. I like the reflection of the sky and trees in the water.
It looks like a delightful place for a nice stroll.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the weekend...

mamapippas said...

Clouds reflecting in the water, so beautiful !

Lynn said...

I like the reflections. They're both very nice pictures. The first one looks like a painting.

Lakshmi said...

always like reflections..they give a great feel

Grace and Bradley said...

I like the symmetry of the reflection of the sky, well done. Thanks to alert me on the problem of my Skywatch post. I have redone it. It should be fine now. Something wrong happen at blogspot end.

LV said...

So glad I found your post. As far as I am concerned, you live in God's country. I have been to the Reno area any number of times, and love, love it. You have to see all the beauty around that area, to really appreciate it. Thanks for visiting my post.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a difference in the shots. Even with the digital camera it's a learning curve. I'm still playing with and learning all of the functions of mine so that I don't miss a lot of shots. I'm still learning. I miss my old film camera but I sure don't miss the developing fees. :-)

I'll send up a prayer for your husband. It can be a soul destroying journey but I kept remembering the Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. The Lord shall supply all my needs and He did. Stay strong in faith and God bless you both.

Inkivääri said...

Great pics, yours is like painting!

LaY hOoN said...

Lovely photos !!! The photo gave me the feel of ' TRANQUIL ".

Steffi said...

Lovely reflections and great photo!Have a nice weekend!

CTG Ponies said...

Outstanding photos!

Jim said...

Very pretty work. With all your complaining about settings, etc, it still looks like a real picture. Much better than most of the digitals, a lot better than mine.
I know you are proud of Xavier. He is starting our early with the awards.
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Linda said...

coincidence - I've just been posting about the same thing. I'm sure we'll get there. And your shot actually looks rather lovely and delicate.

Judy said...

Your photo reminds me of something - an old photo, a picnic, and what others have said - a painting, hmm, a little like Monet, I think. Don't get too smart. You're already there!