Sunday, March 19, 2006

New Hope on the Horizon

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39 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

A lot of you know about my woes with the lab that had been doing my developing for the past 4 ½ years. I’d watched the quality of work decline steadily, until it picked up speed at the end of last year and made a run for disastrous this month. When they went from not only damaging prints, but ruining the negatives as well, I’d had it.

I live in a very rural area, the only place to have film developed is at discount stores’ one hour labs or the labs they send out to. Neither of which were working. The closest pro shop is an hour away, and that’s not convenient. Then I remembered, how 22 years ago, I used to send my film out to York Labs. So I tried that. I sent my first rolls out last weekend, and received back four developed rolls in yesterday’s mail. I couldn’t be more pleased. Much better quality and I’m feeling back on track again

OK, so I knew I’d get some flare shooting right into this sunrise photo, but I did it anyway. I’m so pleased that the flare worked perfectly with the reflection on the water. So this is my New Hope on the Horizon shot.

Minolta Maxxum 7000 Kodak Ultra Color ISO 400 (LOVE this film) 1/20 f-32 Aperture Mode Sigma 70-300mm lens @ 300

A special thanks to my oldest, who – when she finally woke up – was able to show me a different way to post a picture! Love that computer savvy kid of mine!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Frozenswirl said...

That's a beautiful shot! : ) Good to hear about your developed rolls

8:39 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Another great shot of the sun! Makes me want to try my own hand at it. Whats this new way of posting a picture that you were told about? I would sure like to know.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Superb sunrise shot just like a postcard.

9:57 AM  
Blogger micki said...

My brilliant daughter put my photo up on image shack and then she just pasted the tag to the photo where you would type in a message. When I saved the post and then looked here, there was my picture! (How's that for tech talk!)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I use a program called Picasa for posting to blogger. Even though you use film you should be able to just scan them into picasa and then hit "blog it" and it will put it in for you. It is directly related to e-blogger by google. I got Picasa with Gmail. It makes posting here completely effortless an incredibly quick.

As I said in the other reply this is a lovely sunrise photo.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I was going to get up early this morning and do some shooting but it never happened. Now I wish I did! Lovely! I am glad you found a good developer. How frustrating! With digital...oh never mind.(Just teasing). I also use Piscasa and it is very easy. Takes seconds.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Picasa is great- and this photo look beautiful! Very positive and symbolic!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Great sky and sunrise, like the pier and the distant ship. Very nice shot

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

It looks like a painting...fantastic colour in the sky.

Forgot to ask on the shoes picture..just when do you get time to sleep ?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

You have obtained a beautiful resistance of colors. I congratulate to you.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

I am glad you find your New Hope, Micki. Keep that photography passion alive. Best wishes.

2:52 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

Gorgeous.. Approrpriate heading too!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

beautiful sunset shot with nice colours. keep snapping

5:30 PM  
Anonymous BobC said...

Lovely colours Micki, beautiful shot.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous aj said...

beautiful sunset, i really like how the lights break the horizon line, it really adds to the photo.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Wonderful shot, great title too!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

What a great sunrise! well Done! looks like a beautiful place!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Amazing sunrise capture Micki! What a beautiful spot.

Great news on the developer. It's sad that so many places don't care to treat your memories as any more than a way to make money and more often than not, ruin them.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great capture Micki.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

sooo beautiful! I love sunsets :)
And I think your daughter is a very smart kid;)
Happy for the good news too, no more bad quality developed photos ;)

7:45 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

colors contrast and silhoullete look fantastic here. i like the clouds cut in the middle of the sun. beautiful capture:-)

8:43 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

This is just beautiful!! What a view.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous G said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus of "Oohs" and "Ahs"...

Nice job documenting the light at that magical time of day. Also, I think the composition works great with it.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

Wow!!!! it's amazing!!!! What a wonderful sunrise!!!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous pooh said...

absolutely gorgeous.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Micki, for linking my foto as your pic of the day. I am honored!

I like your sunset - great warmth and use of thirds applied!

Abe from pinholemedia.com

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Amit said...

Nice sunset shot with lovely contrast between the sky and the sea.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Mark Z said...

Beautiful sunset image Micki!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Beautiful ! Those are the moments which we need to enjoy more ! Gorgeous !

11:51 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Despite the strong light, you captured the texture in the water really well. It's always worth it to wake up for the sunrise. :)

The columns alignment is a little out as i see it, or is it just my computer?

4:45 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

great news Micki! This image is very inspiring.. cheers ;)

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear the good news...and this photo works wonderfully with it. I just love the feel of it.

Marcelo

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Dean [Captured4Life] said...

Great shot Micki, excellent work!!

5:56 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Wonderful sunrise! :)

6:31 AM  
Anonymous ana said...

This is a great shot. Glad you found a good place to develop pics, and you have a smart kid!

7:08 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Oooooooooh. This photograph reminds me of a song I heard a short while ago. But for the life of me, I can't remember what it was called.
Very beautiful.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Nice job capturing a big sun. It always disappears behind clouds when I try! Beautiful photograph!

1:14 PM  
Blogger AirBete said...

Nice shot. The pier add a lot to this sunset.

7:15 AM  

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