Friday, January 2, 2009

Learning Something New

I've been reading today about people taking pics from their cars.  When I showed my husband the pics I took last night after taking our daughter to her car, he was surprised I would do such an unsafe thing.  So, I am not recommending for anyone to do such a thing, but the reason I'm posting this now, is because someone named V y Yo, told me on my Skywatch post how to put larger pics on your blog.  I wasn't sure if I understood it, but exported these pics to experiment with, and it looks like I figured it out.  Thanks V y Yo!

Downtown Christmas Lights from a Moving Vehicle:


  1. That's really cool! I personally like the Tree light the most. i dont knwo why.. it's just... really cool

  2. Hmmm.... Actually I've tried taking pictures while on the move. I love the challenge to take it without blur.

  3. Wonderful effect.
    Take care, still! It's not very safe to do!
    Nice first comment, too!!

  4. I've done that before, but usually only when stopped at a light. :) I do try to pull over, it's a bit safer... love the blurry xmas lights!

  5. Great pictures sue. an expert would have lots to say here may be but for me i love this unusual look. No two picture like this will look alike i think. lovely .

  6. Love the effects, but maybe your husband should drive while you're taking the pictures? The risks we photographers will take (lol). Best, Cosmo

  7. Wow neat pictures. LOL I would be to afraid to do something like that.

  8. Thanks for the comments. I see some people I know, and some new. Welcome!

    If I take pics from a vehicle, I am normally not the driver. I usually pull over or take pics at a stop light if I am driving. This may be the only time I've taken pics while driving. I have a fold out viewfinder that is big, and I don't have to hold the camera close to me, and can just give a quick glance. There was not much traffic that night, either. Still, I won't make a habit of it.

    First commenter, I wish I could read what you wrote. I wonder if there is such a thing as a translator for comments.

  9. I've always liked the effect of wavy lines of light in the dark. I didn't know it was possible to post larger photos like that on Blogger. Neat!


  10. Thanks Amy, don't know why the photos are grainy, though. They are not like that when enlarged in my iphoto. I'm glad to hear your healing is progressing.

  11. I love the way the colors flow -- it's like abstract art. Very pretty effect.

  12. Hi Sue,
    Robin of Robin's Nesting Place recently posted on this same topic. Is your way of enlarging the same as hers? If not (after you read hers), would you mind telling me how you do it? I am trying to figure this out too!

  13. Hi Jan, I read your current post from work today. I just checked Robin's way, and it's not how I did it. I copied and pasted the instructions I used. I have an email I can copy and paste if you want me to. Oh, I should go ahead and post the comment here that was on a Skywatch post of mine, that V y Yo sent, which is how I did this:

    V y Yo has left a new comment on your post "SkyWatch Friday 1/1/08":

    Hi Sue Happy New Year!!!!
    Sorry for taking so long to answer your question, here it goes:
    to make the pictures bigger, I went to the "Daily picture" site and they explain it all, just follow the steps (they are easy), then, before you post your pictures, you need to change the "px" to 640 and 480 or 480 and 640
    Let me know if you need more help, I can send you more detail info
    Thanks for visiting my blog;)


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