Friday, April 21, 2006

24mm Close Ups and Ketchup...mmmmm



30 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Went out shooting for four hours yesterday (with the kids in tow.) It was great to get all that creativity out. I was very careful to take my time and compose each shot. I had a roll of infrared film in one camera and a roll of Kodak’s Ultracolor ISO 100 in the other. It was a beautiful day, and I hope I netted some good shots. I didn’t finish off the infrared in time before the skies started to lose their blue to the thin wispy clouds. I am hoping to finish the roll Sunday afternoon; and then make the drive to the pro shop to have it and a roll of TMax 400 that I pushed 3 stops developed. I’ve never pushed film before, so I’m excited to see how those shots came out.

So I had read once about how great close up images with a 24mm turn out; and I thought, “I’ve got one of those lenses.” I’ve been experimenting off and on. I like the wide angle lenses because they take such sharp images and the colors are always so vibrant all the way through the shot. These two images were taken just a couple of inches away from the foreground subjects. Aren’t the blue skies marvelous?

Tonight I’m making fried chicken and french fries for dinner. I love to dip my fries in ketchup, hence the last shot. Before the birth of my second son, I never ate ketchup on anything. Now I won’t eat fries without it. My tastes also changed with the pregnancy of my first son…with him, I started to like beans…in chili, refried in Mexican food, etc. Never had any of those side effects with my daughters. Have a great weekend all!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Yum, I had lunch with my fiancee and some others. Fries, bbq burger and coleslaw. Had to throw on a dollop of ketchup while I was at it :)
I like the ketchup photo the best!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous jeff said...

I love the composition and color contrast in the ketchup shot. The curved lines frame the subject nicely. The basketball reminds me of my own back yard.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous blake said...

This is cool. Good job with the white balance.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What fun. I like these a lot.

mmmmmm...ketchup on French Fries...Oops time for lunch!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice shots micki. nice use of dof. like the basketball and ketchup they're looking very professional
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12:03 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

The ketchup photo looks great with its colors and I also like the basketball and the way the distance is reinforced with the focus! Also thanks for your description - learned something new again!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shots, nice one Micki.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - thease are all so good. You did such a nice job composing these. Wonderful colors. Very nice fotos today!

Abe from pinholemedia.com

3:01 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

Ketchup yes mmmm I love this sort of shot ;))))

3:03 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Three great photos Micki. I particularly like the basketball shot. Surprising aye', most people who know me call me a flowerchild, but I enjoy all photography.
The ball as subject with the post and goal set as a very nice background for this shot.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Love the basket ball and hoop shot. Makes me want to take the shot from there. How were the fries? Yum. I can almost taste them. The two pics together captures culture typical of family life in America. (french fries, ketchup and sports)It all reminds me of a picnic

6:12 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Like the arty ketchup shot a lot.

6:26 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

oooooooooooh ketchup. yummy. very cool shoots. the one with the basketball especially. me likey.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Interseting combination of shots here! Good perspective!!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

The basketball shot has more feeling than the other two; lots of "after the kids have left" tension in the scene.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

my favorite is katchup shot:-) look like a last squeeze:-P awesome series:-)

8:04 PM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Hi Micki,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the friendly comments. It's always nice to 'meet' new people. I love all three of your photos. The yellow buttercups are beautiful against the blue sky. Each of the photos has their own 'mood'. You do well with your camera! I was supposed to be away this weekend, but I'm home again! I'll explain on the blog soon!

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Tasos said...

love the warm colors created by the light and the focus on the ball in the second photo. Nice job with perception.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

funny title and interesting shots!! nicely composed!! :D indeed gorgeous blue!!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Hummmm today we both felt like posting yellow flowers!! Like the ketchup up close!Today I felt a bit creative too.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Julien [J.R. Photoblog] said...

smell flowers, play basketball and eat a big hamburger with ketchup ... humm that's life :)

11:58 PM  
Anonymous mariusmuscalu.com said...

i like the photo with the ball...nice...

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

Nice perspective on the second shot.

Ketchup!!
My children classify that as it's own food group and would eat it alone if I let them....

:)

12:44 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i like the second picture best! The DoF is wonderful. :) And which also reminds me that i haven't touched the game for a long time now.

12:54 AM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

very very nice capture

1:21 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Darn you woman, now you have made me hungry :) Close up and ketchup? Well such a series of shots could only come from you. I love reading your comments, they always make me smile. It says, sunny person, cool mum to me. :)

Have a lovely weekend with the family.

Suby

1:23 AM  
Anonymous KK said...

love the basketball and ketchup shot, very creative.

2:13 AM  
Blogger anoop said...

finally i found an old-timer!! hats off to u..nothing beats good ol film photography...although for ppl like me its way too exp and time consuming...i find it faster and easier to learn with a digi cam...i love yr pics...really nice and unadultered...a rarety these days! :)

5:53 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Still looking forward to seeing some of that IR work - good things to those who wait, eh? :-)
Love wide-angle stuff, normally driving a 17-40 zoom - my fave here is the basketball image.

6:56 AM  

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