Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Moment in Time


If you had the chance to freeze time,


To stand still


And soak everything in,


Which moment would you choose?


Nature's chosen this moment.
Water from the birdbath, halted mid-flow.


Air, colour, motion; frozen in time,
 

Bubbling with life.


Stopped in time, it's amazing to behold.
Or is it amazing now that I've stopped to look?



Make each moment sparkle.



49 comments:

  1. Very good photo's Rosemary.......i like this !

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop, this time of year is all about ice and snow!

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  2. Very nice post:) I often think about freezing time. Would I? I think at some points I would. It's why I take photos because it captures time:)

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    1. Very true, Chris, at the very least its because of the pictures I take that I look at and savour moments in my life with more intensity :)

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  3. Great photos Rosemary, very well photographed, I love this.
    Greetings Irma

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  4. What a treat your pictures always are Rosemary! Beautiful!
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Thank you Marian, that's so sweet of you to say :)

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  5. Hello Rosemary, I really admire your way of photographing and your lyrics!
    Beautiful! This post deserves an award!

    Have a nice evening,
    Willy

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    1. Thank you Willy! I'm glad you liked all this frozen water, it reminded me of your pictures of the frost on your windows.

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  6. Rosemary, you are an artist of photography.
    Beautiful photos.
    Magic ice.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Awwww Lucia, thank you so much. Ice is magical when you see it like this, right?

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  7. Zdjęcia są przepiękne. Szczególnie podoba mi się zamrożona spływająca woda. Pozdrawiam.
    The photos are beautiful. I especially like the frozen water runoff. Yours.

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    1. Thank you Giga, I thought the way the water just froze in place was so strange and interesting :)

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  8. Beautifully written and photographed - a sight we never see here. It would be so hard to choose one moment to freeze, change and growth are so rewarding to experience.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I completely agree with you, it would be impossible to choose one moment over another and what about all the great future moments :)

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    1. Hi there Sydnie, nice of you to drop by :) I see you're on Google+ and have added you to my circles, but I don't know how to use it yet :( As soon as I do I will stop by your blog to say Hi!

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  10. Ah, this knot is easy! You know I love the details.
    I liked the photographic perspectives! Take this
    opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas

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    1. Thank you Tossan, I'm glad you like my frozen water :) I wish you and your family a wonderful and happy holidays!

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  11. Loved the photos. But I'm feeling a little jealous--we've had a very warm winter, so no ice or snow. :(

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    1. It's been more mild than usual over here as well Connie, but luckily we've enough snow on the ground to last us until Christmas (I hope.) Wishing you Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  12. Beautiful photos, especially all the little trapped bubbles! One of the things I like about taking pictures is that its like a way to freeze moments in time and then be able see them over and over again. Take care:)

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    1. The photo with the bubbles was quite a surprise to me, I had no idea that's what it looked like close up! So true Tammy, photos do capture moments in time for us to enjoy anytime :) Happy Holidays to you and your family over there in balmy Florida (with all the beautiful birds!)

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  13. Spectacular series! We haven't had that kind of weather yet.

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    1. We've been especially lucky so far Linda, cold enough to snow and freeze but not cold enough to make us miserable :)

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  14. Rosemary, you are magic with your camera and words. Each entry is a work of art! What kind of camera do you use?

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    1. Thank you so much! I use a Canon EOS Rebel with a Sigma 120-400 Zoom lens for most shots. This summer I bought an inexpensive macro lens that snaps onto my camera. In this blog post I used the macro lens to take all the close-ups of the frozen water. Karen, at Pieces of Contentment, has a blog full of beauty and inspiration; she was kind enough to describe the macro lens, showing us the fantastic pictures she took with it. Here is the post if you'd like to check it out:
      http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/dancing-and-singing.html

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  15. Ice makes for interesting patterns and photos. I don't know when or if I'd freeze any moment or period of time. I'll leave it to Mother Nature to decide.

    Pretty pics!

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  16. Un fantastico Natale e uno strepitoso fine anno a Te e ai tuoi cari!!

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    1. Thank you Giancarlo and I wish you and your family all the best as well :)

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  17. Rosemary, your art continues to amaze and delight. Not the least is your poetic description, illuminating what your camera captures. Indeed, moments are there for the freezing, but it takes a love of being *in* the moment, an openness to nature's gifts, to record and share them the way you do.

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    1. Thank you so much Lee! Very wise words, which apply to you as well :)

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  18. Amazing photography. You've captured the beautiful details of ice, including the luminous blue streaks and its clarity - reminds me of the inclusions in diamonds, though these are large ones.

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    1. Thank you :) Diamonds are exactly what I thought of once the sun hit the ice particles in the last shot!

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  19. Great photos, Rosemary!
    you caught the moment, the seconds, when water's frozen.
    Unfortunately, we have these 'moments' here till spring :((
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yes, we're both living in the land of ice and snow for the next few months. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well Nadezda!

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  20. Congratulations!!!
    These are fantastic shots Rosemary!
    I'm in awe and mesmerized by the beauty.
    The silkiness of frozen "running water" is spectacular (pic #6)!!
    I've only seen frozen ice cubes in my freezer..lol!
    Nothing like this at all :)
    Will this be your last post before the holidays?

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    1. Thank you Ash! These photos contrast nicely with the ones on your blog right now, don't you think? That's what I love about our four seasons, I never get "used" to any one stage and am just as fascinated by this ice as you are :) I'll try to post a few more photos before Christmas.

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  21. Fantastic photos, love them!
    Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Mette

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    1. Thank you Mette, I wish you and your family Happy Holidays as well :)

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  22. Capturas un instante espectacular, gracias por comapartir.
    que tengas un buen fin de semana.
    ¡Feliz Navidad!.
    un saludo.

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    1. Thank you Ricardo, hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

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  23. Your thoughts match perfectly your beautiful photos!
    Water freezing is incredibly attractive!
    You've caught these moment wonderfully!
    Enjoy your WE rosemary!

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    1. Thank you Noushka, who would have thought frozen water had so much going on? Happy Holidays!

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  24. What a terrific post Rosemary. You are such a poet (as well as a darn good photographer!). I am not sure which moment I would want to freeze. Certainly one where I was happy. All the best for the holidays and the new year.

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Who could choose just one special moment, right? Someone mentioned that every time we take a picture we "freeze" the moment for ourselves. I kind of like that thought. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays as well :)

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  25. Hey Rosemary,
    Very good shots of these frozen water. Nice to see the big frozen waterdrop. A nice idea for you to make this as photographing. Wonderful!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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