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Posts Made By: Christine Canelos Welsh

October 26, 2004 04:46 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Reaching for the last rays

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

This was perhaps my favorite plant in the garden this year. Still hanging in there in spite of the cold snaps. Coleus - I forget the variety name.

October 30, 2004 08:08 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

Eclipse from Palatine, IL

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Got my first digital camera several days ago. Having shot nothing but my trusty Canon AE-1 for 25 years, I'm experiencing some culture shock. However, I did manage to fumble through the eclipse and get a few passable exposures. I find I'm having a hard time focusing manually though, the lcd screen is rather grainy.

Panasonic FZ10, set at ISO 100, 5.6, 1/250. It has 12x optical zoom, with 3x digital zoom, this shot was all way to 36x.

I am so at the low end of the digital learning curve. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Christine Welsh

October 30, 2004 03:37 PM Forum: Pet Pics

My tabby cat....

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

...makes a nice subject for a study in black & white.
:-]

November 5, 2004 04:52 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

Conjunction 11-05-04

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Took a few quick shots of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction this morning. It sure was a beautiful sight!

Thanks, Vincent B. for the earlier advice. My lunar shots are turning out better now.

Regards,
ccw

November 5, 2004 09:14 AM Forum: Religion

Did anyone notice......?

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

....that certain posts are missing from certain threads?

Go to user profiles and check for your favorite attack dog.

smile

November 27, 2004 09:12 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Just Visiting

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Look - something stood still long enough for me to catch a photo of it! smile

You guys will have to help me out, I'm not much of a birder. Mockingbird?
ccw

November 28, 2004 06:31 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Gray Day on the Mississippi

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Wow - I just spent a very pleasant hour reviewing the photos on this forum. Nice work! Wish I had something more interesting to post but.....

..it was a very gray day on Friday, but we went down to the Mississippi River near Grand Tower, Illinois (don't even try to look it up, it's a collection of about two dozen houses) and explored a massive sandbar. Not much to look at but it is amazing to think about the amount of water the river moves from the top of the country down to the sea.

December 1, 2004 05:17 AM Forum: Religion

Would it bother you?

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

I've taken this to its own thread because I think it's worthy of further discussion.

"Would it bother you then if I said, I do not believe all of the other religions of the world to be completely false, yet I believe Christianity to be completely true in its ideal state, and most nearly true as I am capable of understanding it.?"
Eric


There are three statements here, none of which I have a problem with.

"I do not believe all of the other religions of the world to be completely false".
I don't either - I have learned too much from people whose beliefs differ from my own not to see that there is common ground. I just wish we could all grasp the commonalities - celebrate them even - and worry less about who is right or wrong (if there can even be such a thing).

"yet I believe Christianity to be completely true in its ideal state"
The "ideal" state of Christianity would be a whole 'nother debate - one I'd never want to participate in! 8O There are many things that would be successful in their ideal state, but flop miserably because of human beings that are, well...human.

"and most nearly true as I am capable of understanding it.?"
Ah - the crux of the matter! What we are capable of understanding. Understanding God - in other words - what makes sense - what enables you to have a relationship with that which can be considered sacred. I once had a conversation with a friend about her Jewish beliefs. Her extended family was largely Reformed and she herself was married to a non-religious man who was of Christian background. Yet she had made the decision to keep her home kosher and surprisingly (to me), to teach her son about Christianity as well. I asked her about what seemed to me a big-time conflict. Her answer was simple and I will never forget it. God doesn't need that which we call religion. People do. If you love God, it doesn't matter how you go about it.

Eric, This may be an unfair question, but were you expecting this to bother me?

Hoping for more later, but for now I am late for work. Have a good one!
ccw

December 3, 2004 05:42 AM Forum: Religion

Re: Dear President Bush

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

This is a hoot! Thanks for injecting some much-needed humor into this forum!
Regards,
Christine

February 8, 2005 07:05 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Howdy!

Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh

Hi folks! I shot these through my storm door so these aren't the greatest, but the sun was catching him just nice and I liked his pose.
ccw