Thursday, March 30, 2006

Courthouse Circle 1


Blogger micki said...

Late posting this morning...spent the morning out shooting fog shots!! I think I might have gotten a couple of usuable ones. We'll see. I like the anticipation of awaiting my prints to return. Patience is a virtue!

Our county was established in 1651, so we're old. The courthouse is kept up quite nicely, and town business is still conducted in some of the buildings. They are quaint and so much history behind them. I'll eventually get to all that. But for today, something a little abstract. If I remember correctly, from when I took the tour summer before last, this corner belongs to an old lawyer's office. The buiding is old, don't know if the lawyer was. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and I was happily shooting away in the brick-wall-enclosed courtyard while the little ones ran around.

In answer to yesterday's questions: I did enlarge the bottom photo to an 8x10 (it is so sharp, T-Max is good for that) and have it matted in black in an 11x17 frame.

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Minolta Maxxum 7000 Kodak Ultra Color ISO 400 (Just found out they make an ISO 100, too. Oh boy!!) 1/250 f-6.7 Program Mode Sigma 300mm zoom at 80mm

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

That building sure does look old to me.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Wow, the shot looks like a comparison between the old tree and the old building.

8:43 AM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

very nice love the look to this one I dont know what you would call that look but I like it.


8:44 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

PS - I sent you a mail. Hope it helps.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous paul said...

can't explain exactly why but i love this frame for sure...
it's like a kind of abstraction of reality
the colours are extremely flattering and so is the depth you created by taking the tree in your frame
great eye!

(to answer your question on my photograph you commented on... the girl was aware that i was photographing her i think but at the same time i was pretty sure she liked it... why not in fact... )

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

Excellent composition! The slight showing bricks on the building is incredible, really..unique.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

It's like they didn't know if they wanted a brick building or a concrete one, so they made both. Nice framing with the tree.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely composition, good contrast between the oldies.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

i really like the shapes on this wall, and the little crack between the tree and the wall. why do people cover over brick?

11:13 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Nice texture and color in this one. I am jealous that you had fog to shoot. Whenever there is for around here I don't get the opportunity to shoot it. Can't wait to see the results.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

A pretty resistance of textures, the green turf, the tree, the wall, the bricks...

12:17 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Very nice textures! Nice choice of lens for the layered composition.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Love the textures in this, the bricks showing through the wall look really cool. The slightly out of focus tree works too.

12:33 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

A great combination - tree bark and wall layers mirroring one another.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I love old buildings. The tree adds great depth.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Lots of nice shapes, colours and textures in this.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

Great perspective on this one, the bricks on the old wall give me the feeling of the past.. :)

2:43 PM  
Anonymous FantomPoet said...

Wow what a cool composition of textures the natural versus the the man made..the grey against the red. a ver nice composition

3:16 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

Very interesting composition!! and the contrasts of textures between nature and urban is pretty neat!! Great shot!!

3:44 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Great composition with lots of interest!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Moussa said...

Very intelligent composition. I like the way you left the tree in the frame, but slightly out of focus. The eye is naturally drawn toward the wall, the bricks and the green grass. Very intelligent and interesting.
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5:34 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

This is interesting. I like how the red brick contrast the facade!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Love the contrast between textures...well-done!

7:33 PM  
Anonymous G said...

A much nicer image than if that building had been "perfect".

Looking forward to hearing more of the history...

7:57 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I like the photo with the tree in the foreground, but I can't believe they covered that fine old brick with the masonry (that's now falling off). :(

9:14 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Fantastic composition. Excellent !

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Nice perspective on this.


9:24 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice dof and mixed of different textures..also nice composition...great find for the cracking brick wall, i love it:-)

9:38 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Ok, all these words have been used more than once! But I'm the late commer, I like the composition and perspective of this shot!:)

10:32 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

the trouble with different time zones othersget to say it first... but great set of textures and a wonderful composition

12:36 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

very nice , i like the colors , good job

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

This is a very unique image. I like the DOF and colors. Very nice work.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Victoria Lady Welby said...

I like it very much!

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3:20 AM  
Anonymous tad said...

just lovely.. you really know how-to work your scenes to your liking.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous ronnydm said...

what a brave composition ...!

2:49 AM  

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