Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Two for Tuesday


Blogger micki said...

OK, so it’s Two for Tuesday…which makes yesterday’s?? One More for Monday? Whatever.

This is one of those shots we all have to do, me included. It was a Sunday night and I had to pick up my oldest from her string orchestra practice. I am hardly ever in my vehicle without it full of kids, so I thought this would be my chance to finally try this shot out. While she was finishing up her practice, I set my tripod up on the floor of the van in between the front seats and the first row of seats in the back. I got the shot set up and took the camera off the tripod. On the way home, I pulled over just before the intersection (there are only a handful of them this large on my peninsula) and popped the camera back on the tripod and set it to ‘remote control’ mode. I was lucky enough to get the red light at the intersection so that traffic built up. I took the bottom shot while making the turn and used the remote. After I made the turn, I took one driving straight. I just had to reach back and feel for the button in the dark. My daughter was the delegated tripod holder during the turn. So, while not an original shot, it was fun to do.

Loved all the comments regarding the benefits of digital yesterday. I have kind of shot digital once. My video camera would take 12 pictures, and I would shoot and load them up on the net to Sony’s Imagestation and share them with out of state family and friends. That was fun to do.

On a non-photography note: I played my drums yesterday without the silence pads on. Haven’t done that in a long, long time, as the kids really object when I do. One picture fell of the wall adjoining the room my drums are in when I hit beat three. I had a great time, though. It was a rush. I think I’m keeping them off all week, if the kids don’t protest too much. I had lost one of my ear plugs, though, so I had to improvise with a bit of tissue. My daughter walks in to tell me something and says, “Is that a tissue hanging from your ear?” Nothing like having a kid to help humble you just when you’re feeling cool again. I used to play without earplugs, but when I would wake up in the night because of the ringing in my ears, I stopped that.

Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO 400 Minolta 50mm lens 8 seconds f-22 Shutter Mode

8:21 AM  
Blogger MOEVIEW said...

I love thesse shots. Nice work.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very creative shots, well done Micki!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Abe said...

Wow! I really like these... very cool!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Very cool shots! It looks like you had the warp drive on! :o)

10:42 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Great shots Micki:). Cool that you play the drums too!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous BobC said...

Wow, psychedelic cars, man! Nice shots.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Micki...How much more can we think alike?...(except when it comes to digital...LOL)...Last night we were on our way to youth orchestra rehearsal, and we were stuck in traffic. I had the camera, my husband was driving. There was a pretty sunset so I tried to shoot some through the windshield. (unfortunately the windshield was very dirty.) They came out ok. I haven't decided whether to post them or not.

It is so interesting to me that we have a lot of parallels here. I have 2 in the youth orchestra. One of them is the one shown here:
The other one owns the hands in the piano shot I posted last night. (He is a woodwind player as well.) They are actually both in several orchestra programs (not through school).

I play the flute, though not particularly well.

I am planning on posting some more "musical" themed photos over the next few weeks.

These are very cool I have a few from a late night ride home from Cape May (3 hours from us) where I just randomly shot through the windshield and moved the camera around. One shot came out where it looked like "light" bunnies jumping across the road. Very strange.

I love these they are really fun.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Davd said...

I've tried to take shots like this before... and it is NOT easy! the top one came out very well. Well done.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Philotranpik said...

THe First one is my favorite.
Amazin work...! Looks straigth out of SCI_FI movie
I should try that once...but not on the wheel!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

WoW, I really like these photos, really psychedelic and I can feel the speed! :)
Amazing :)

I must say I dont know any woman here in Greece that plays the drums, but now I know you (and Duanne:), considering the fact that you are married and a mother, I think its truly amazing, I envy you :)

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Very cool! Crazy color.


12:52 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Extraordinary luminous radiation, you have obtained colorful a very beautiful one.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Brings to mind "Crash" (the film based on the JG Ballad book) not the recent one)..great shot, really high impact (pun)

1:09 PM  
Blogger Frozenswirl said...

brilliant shots with some amazing colors! Very techno! It's so much fun to read what you have to say about your shots everytime you post something! something to look forward to everyday!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

I Love these, really love them. Great long exposure shots! The colours are incredible.

3:38 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

Lovely exposure! Beautiful shots!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous ana said...

yay! I love these kinds of shots! You did a great job, and so did your daughter. Weeee!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Greco said...

cool! I love doing these types of shots.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Cool shots, Micki.

5:39 PM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

very coool I realy like this one awsome colors reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool


6:14 PM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

been trying to do this shot for a while, well done, u've got it

6:26 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Very cool!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Wicked shot, there.

I'm especially interested because I've been planning something similar for a while, but haven't had time to try it out yet. So, having the details of your shots might make mine go smoother!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Those are cool pictures! Amazing lights. Looks very SF. Well done !

8:43 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

cool sparking light, beauitful lines....really exciting shot:-)

9:23 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Neat pics! well done!

9:45 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

I agree...this is a must-do for all photogs. It certainly conveys the frenetic mood of night driving.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

AWESOME!!!! THE SPEED OF LIGHT!!! i love it!!! i love such kind of effects!!! those are pretty neat photos!! Excellent!! :D

10:30 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

WOOW! Thats is a brilliant shot! What sets it apart from the others is how rich the colours are. That really is amazing. Great job!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Now, who was driving while these way cool pix were being taken? Hmmm?

Love these Micki.

1:20 AM  
Anonymous johnh said...

You know, if you were shooting digital, I bet you would get 32 comments with even more wonderful compliments and commentary. ha ha

2:35 AM  
Anonymous bruno said...

woohhoohow. nice. action shot in car.. love it. great idea and great shot. :)))

2:44 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Cool! I first thought, what happened on the second image... a bumpy road... but then I read your description. Love your story about drum playing - Funny!

4:25 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

I was going to say what Monterey John said: "Look no hands"!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

2 Fast 2 Furious Photo. Love the colors. And thank you for the explanation. I'm ready to try some night shots.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

These are amazing! I love these extended shutter shots. They look so cool!Really nice work Micki!

12:02 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Great execution here considering it's film and not digital! What perfect irony to hear of the adult bothering the kids with loud drumming rather than the tradtitionally inverted version of that equation :-)

4:20 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Blimey, and to think I almost missed those? *pinches nose*

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Jimmie said...

Good stuff. I'm diggin' the night style ;) It's hard to get good streaks. You've managed to do it well. Keep it up and thanks for all the kind words on my site.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Very dynamic stuff, Micki. It's a little different from the work I've seen you post, and I like it! Regards.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

nice, very nice...

4:23 PM  
Anonymous tad said...

splendid, ive done a few of these ,i'll post them soon enough :)

the colours are appealing..

2:39 AM  
Anonymous paolo said...

very cool! yup i have a couple of these myself. and it's nice to find a fellow drummer out here in photoblogger land! :)

3:39 AM  

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