Monday, March 13, 2006

Morning Cruise


Blogger micki said...

First things first, my scanner was originally purchased to be a copier/printer for my homeschooling needs. The scanner was an added bonus to be able to send photos to the grandmas via e-mail. Then I built a freewebs page to share lots of photos, and now this little blog thingy I’m into. So, as a copier and printer, it does just fine for about $100 – give or take. As a scanner, it blows. I know that. Some day, I’ll get one of those way-cool negative scanners, but for now, this is it. I had my choice for my anniversary gift last month between this and the Sigma 170-500 zoom. I chose the lens. My photography will last much longer than this blog will, I presume. Therefore, I apologize for the awful line that runs through my dark photos when scanned. I’ve not posted many because of this fault. It’s not TOO bad on today’s photo, though.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We hit above 80 yesterday, and it will be warmer today. Back to cooler temps on Tuesday, and cold by the weekend. Going to enjoy today while we can.

The sun had barely risen, and they were coming in from a morning out on the Bay. This photo was actually difficult for me to shoot. I had the lens pulled all the way out to 300mm. I was shooting with ISO 100 (wasn’t planning any action shots), the lighting was low, and the boat was moving fast. I only took two photos, as I didn’t think I’d have much luck. This one worked well enough.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Very atmospheric shot, nice image.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Nice one Micki. You now just made me realize that I am at work and not on the ocean enjoying life :) Just kidding. This is a cool shot.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Good, peaceful shot. I like the cool colours on this one.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice capture...i like the composition and color tone:-) ...beautiful scene

10:26 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

I love the way the colours merge in this

10:49 AM  
Blogger |- jX -| said...

nice mood here, well exposed.. but i think the composition could be strengthened by including more of the water? ha, juz my thoughts.. ;p

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Mackan said...

Hi there! Beautiful shot. It looks lika a nice warm summer evening...

12:13 PM  
Anonymous sil said...

Poetic image :) Well done.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous bruno said...

this is one great picture!!!!
thanx for giving such nice comment on my site. Yeah....sweden is TOOOOO cold now. we are expecting spring now, but news says that new snow will come.... :(((

thanx again for your nice comment!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for comments.
oh yes, very similar try as mine, good !

1:14 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

This is a lonely, yet peaceful shot. Very nice.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I hope your blog is still up when you get that medium format camera.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Paky said...

Fantastic image. Nice colors.

1:57 PM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Micki, really nice shot. Even with my Epson Perfection 4490 PHOTO scanner, I still do a lot of post editing. Dust spots, banding, and such. Thats why I'm having so much fun shooting digital .Have you considered having a CD made from your negatives? Maybe even use one of those online developers like Snapfish. Cheap and easy. Your pictures are good and worth sharing with the rest of the world.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous garyx said...

When I get film developed, not too often these days, I always get a disc run off in case I want to use any images for the web; expensive though if your shooting film mainly. I guess I’m lucky in that respect that I don’t have to go through the rigmarole of scanning. Nice flick today, you’ve caught the rising sun well and the returning fishermen are an added bonus.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

You have caught perfectly or the moment, I like the composition and or that you have worked the illumination.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous BobC said...

That looks like a lovely place to be right now. Nice capture there, it looks very atmospheric.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Beautiful light on the water...

5:17 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Despite your scanner it's very appealing and has an extremely serene nature to it. As if the day is ending and there's a open fire and a hot cuppa waiting.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shot, it has a cool effect. Nice one Micki!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous dave said...

Great shot - a relaxing image..cheers :)

7:33 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

This is a peaceful landscape !
A moment for reflection.
Beautiful! Excellent !

7:47 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Very simple, very beautiful and delicate! A moving photograph!

7:56 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Micki i'm not going to evangelize digital photography here, but if you have the tenacity to set up a darkroom and master all the chemical know-hows, learning photoshop shouldn't be hard for you at all. :)

8:57 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Micki, you don't have to sacn your pix, though this one is really beautiful. I never scan any more. When I get my film processed I have the images put on a disc and transfer them to the computer later. i almost never get prints anymore. The digital images are always available and also easy to work with in Photoshop.

Again, wonderful picture!

They usually are jpg of low res on the disc 700kbs for a 35mm frame. I turn them into tiff and pump the res to 300 dpi in Photoshop for about 3.5megs per image.

Way cheaper than prints and a lot less clutter. When I want a print, I make one.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Nice shot!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Micki,
What a nice and peaceful shot... and by the way, thanx for your comment. :)

12:41 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice shot

5:28 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice shot

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

We hit -1C which is about 28F, Wasn't very nice for us.

This is a lovely shot, reminds me of the sunset at home. Sigh!

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Raymond Tse said...

Nice warm tones. Great work.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Very peaceful, nice. Hope they catch some fish.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Very incredible atmospheric shot. You captured it perfectly.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

..very beautiful...makes me start dreaming.. :)

2:16 PM  
Blogger Abe said...

I really like the dark, misty feeling in this shot. Great composition; nice work.

3:23 AM  

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