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Amelia Royan on December 27, 2009

Almost correct dear Mira, but this structure is vertical :)))

You are so quick, I hadn't finished the uploads, but I'm so pleased that you were he first to view! You surely can't be online all the time! How do you do it?

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on December 27, 2009


It's actually the frozen contents of a bucket of ice, which I lifted out when the thaw started. We would have spent a long time together looking at it I'm sure my dear friend :)))

Amelia Royan on December 27, 2009

We had a few flakes on Christmas night - so we took him outside to look at them. He was far more interested in the bubbles we were blowing on Christmas morning though :)))

Amelia Royan on December 27, 2009

I think it was the best Christmas present for all the family - we always have a tube of bubbles on Christmas morning, and everyone wants to play :)))

Nick Weall on December 27, 2009

and now I know the secrets ~ I was not so far out after all :) Nicely caught LGM :))))

Art Anderson on December 28, 2009

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz, one can only guess what this is? Wonderful Image, Amelia. It's like Bromoselzer for my soul. Best regards. -Art

TALAT DUMAN on December 29, 2009

Hi Amelia Royan,

Yes, Beautiful!these professionals! beautiful pictures, great images, the colors effectively, congratulations, greetings


mardrl on December 29, 2009

I especially like the response of ArtnScience! :) I love the colors in it whatever it is.

scml on December 30, 2009

A little universe of its own ... very nice Amelia ;)

Amelia Royan on December 30, 2009

Dear Nick, isn't it weird what one finds in cocktails these days? This one was really potent ;-)

Amelia Royan on December 30, 2009

Dear Billy, one of the buckets of water had frozen, after it had been sitting around for 3 months going green. I just took the contents out, set them against the sunlight and pointed the camera at it :)))

But that's not really true, as you know ;-)

Amelia Royan on December 30, 2009

Dear Art, I hope your stomach has settled down now. I assume that Bromoselzer is similar to Alkaselzer - just the thing for an over indulgence at Christmas :))))

Best wishes to you and yours for 2010, Amelia

Art Anderson on December 30, 2009

I've been well behaved this Christmas and avoided over indulging, Amelia. As a result, we still have some of Julane's Christmas Cookies and one whole loaf of Julekake left for New Years. ;> It's funny that I used the term Bromoseltzer instead of Alkaseltzer. I used to live and work in Baltimore Maryland. There is a clock tower in Baltimore known as the Bromo-Seltzer Tower, and has the name written on the face of the clock in lieu of the hours. It is patterned on the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. This makes me smile as I said, during a visit to Florence, that Palazzo Vecchio resembled the Bromo-Seltzer Tower. Anyway, I haven't had any stomach problems, but thanks for the kind words. I do hope your hearing returns completely. My hearing is about 30% gone because I didn't wear sound deadening ear protection during the jack hammering that was going on near my office during renovations of our laboratory. Nothing will bring that hearing back and I now suffer from chronic tinitus. Best wishes for a great New Year. -Art

mardrl on December 30, 2009

Hi Amelia. I remember when that happened to your hearing and assumed it had righted itself. I sincerely hope that this surgery will do the trick otherwise I will have to start typing in bold and caps.:) Seriously I will be thinking of you!

©junebug on December 31, 2009

What a good idea to photograph the contents of a bucket of ice after taking it out of the bucket, Amelia! You really spare no effort when it comes to taking photos, but it was sure worth it! When I looked at the thumbnail, I thought it might be ice, but I wouldn't have guessed what kind of ice! It might as well be frozen champaign with all the sparkles inside!:) It's a lovely and unique picture indeed! Best wishes, Anne

M.Kranenborg-Torn on January 6, 2010

Great idea to do that with an amazing result. Ilike it

Warm wishes from Greetje.

Amelia Royan on January 11, 2010

Good evening Anne, how are you coping with the weather in Germany? I hope you haven't been stuck in snow drifts! Thank you for your lovely comment, but it was so enjoyable looking at this ice. In fact it was a blessed relief from putting my garden in the UK to rights, ready for the spring :))

Greetings from Norway, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 11, 2010

Dear Greetje, I'm so pleased that you like this one. The ice was solid in the base of the bucket, but gradually there was only a thin wall of ice near the top. The colours shining through came from the background :)))

Groetjes van Amelia

Poljes on January 18, 2010

What a beautiful shot. I just read through the comments as well and see the image more clearly now. The thumbnail is impressive but the full size version is even more so. Wonderful picture. Regards Paul.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 27, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/12/27 14:54:22
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 120.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash