Friday, April 21, 2006

24mm Close Ups and Ketchup...mmmmm


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

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

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 said...

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

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

Nice perspective on the second shot.

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.


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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