Friday, March 31, 2006

Small Town Charm


Blogger micki said...

I got the info on the rss feed yesterday, and am going to try to get that up and running in a week or so. Thanks for everyone’s help.

The center of our town is a little circle, with the historic courthouse buildings being in the center enclosed by the brick wall as I mentioned yesterday. There are various businesses on the outer part of the circle, and the local county museum. Most of the businesses are real estate or lawyers’ offices. This one particularly charming little office I just had to shoot. It looks almost like a little shack. I took this shot using my used 24mm lens that can be a bit quirky most days, and usually doesn’t even work with my newer camera. So there I am, in the middle of town, on an unusually busy mid-afternoon, practically lying down on the sidewalk shooting today’s shot. Then I came back and did it one more time. The good news is, I think the local business owners are beginning to get used to me.

Might be time to get a scanner meant just for what I need it for. I think I’ll go looking for something in the used department this weekend. Can’t be worse than what I’ve got now. Have a great weekend everyone! Do lots of shooting.

Minolta Maxxum 7000 Kodak Ultra Color ISO 400 1/180 f-22 Aperture Mode Sigma 24mm

8:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

This is so quaint and so pretty. There is a little architects office a ways away from me that I pass occaisonally that is similar to this. It looks like it cannot be more than one room. It's the smallest building of that sort I have ever seen. It is very old and I really should find out the history of it. Maybe I'll go see this weekend.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Nice angle here, as well as contrast in colors.

8:42 AM  
Blogger MOEVIEW said...

ahhh flowers. what a lovely home. Nice shot.

9:09 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Love how the angle of sidewalk balances the angle of the porch roof line and frames up those brilliant new flowers. Good luck in your scanner quest!

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Ohhh, Suby Likey, love the angle of the shot, the colours are soo vivid. Love the plants bottom left, add to the image. I am glage you use f22. Blurring the background would have been a sin :)

10:00 AM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Very colorful photo, like the perspective here!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Great distortion effect. Was this acheived through the lens? The house looks lovely.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice mood here, Micki. I like the perspective.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Very stylish. Brilliant color. Kodak moment.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Beautiful image! That sky is wonderful. I like the dark tone near the top (done during processing?).

11:31 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Charming business community, great colour. I used to have a 24mm Sigma
with my Minolta 7000i and 9xi, it is a good lens.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shot, the colors are really vivid. Well done Micki!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Well done! Great yellow of the flowers :)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Interesting viewpoint, I must get down on my knees more often :-)

12:55 PM  
Anonymous johnh said...

I love the yellow with a dash of red on the porch, but the angle of the sidewalk in framing the picture is wonderful.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

This is simply beautiful, you live in such a nice place! :)
I really like the angle on this one:)

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Great shot. Looks like you've got a polarizor. Perfect sky colors.


3:29 PM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

Like it - You created a great atmosphere - looks like somewhere I'd like to eventually live.

Great composiiton, great colours, just great!


3:41 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Gorgeous colors and wonderful detail!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Love the colour in this one and the distortion by the wide angle too!


5:22 PM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

You have some great blues in this photograph. The sky contrasts nicely with the yellow daffodils in the front. I like the perspective as well.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like the angle and composition here...feel like sping wt beautiful flowers:-) great capture

7:09 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Amazing angle and great colors here..

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

Love the way you framed this one Micki

8:11 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

wow! nice house. it's so lovely:-)

8:12 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Springtime, flowers, azure ble sky and lovely old house... life is good!

9:16 PM  
Anonymous silfver said...

What a beautiful picture! This so looks like a postcard! Just great work. I love the sky and the flowers.

2:49 AM  
Blogger sailu said...

Its so beautiful,Micki.Gives one a nice feeling looking at this picture.
Thanks for your e-mail,Micki.I appreciate it..:)

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

Great shot. I like the way it is angled and the lovely colour of the flowers.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous yar said...

Nice angle! Its so lovely...

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Mark C said...

Great colours and sky! Polariser?

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Lovely image and beautiful colors. Maybe it would have been a little bit better without the sidewalk in the frame? I dunno, maybe not ... anyway... it's a lovely shot!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Victoria Lady Welby said...

Veryyy niceee!!!
I love it!!
Great colors and wideeye!!!!!

pip from

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Photo Buffet said...

Micki, I grew up in a small town of 5,000 and it is now booming at around 5,500. This photo is so typical of smalltown life. Simple but rich. I love this.

1:43 PM  

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