Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Boots and Blooms


Blogger micki said...

I received an e-mail yesterday notifying me that my first rolls of film had been scanned by my lab and were ready for use. I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of work, and I hope to post the first image by the end of the week. The only drawback is that it is delaying the delivery of my prints by a day or so. Still worth it. Within a few weeks, my days of scanning should be almost non-existent.

Another first bloom for me this spring. Every year these daffodil leaves would sprout up on the southeast side of the yard, but never produced any flowers. This year I was surprised with almost a dozen of these most frilly daffodils. We were expecting a storm, so I cut all these and thought I need to photograph them. I chose to use my husband’s workbooks, as there was a nice contrast with the delicate blooms and his rugged footwear.

Minolta Maxxum 7000 Fuji HQ ISO 200 1/30 f-16 Aperture Mode Sigma 105mm lens

8:10 AM  
Blogger Dia said...

Wonderful contrast :)
"Working happily and colourful" comes into my mind :)

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great shot. Shoes are great subjects.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Interesting addition of the washboard in the background. Rugged boots and delicate flowers, manmade and natural. Good contrasts. :)
Plus Cheerwine just goes good anywhere you put it.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Beautiful photo!!!! I would frame this.

9:55 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Perfect that the boots still show evidence of work with their bits of grit and grunge caked on - can't wait to see some of those lab scans, too!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Interesting shot. What made you put the shoes besides the flowers?

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely Composition.
Nice colors. Just a great idea.
Fallen soldier feel to it.
Cheer...Is that what's found on that can? Cheer up it's Spring?
Nice Piece...Something a painter would wanna reproduce.


10:45 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Cool. I like it.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Lovely composition. Reminds me of the end of a long day working in the yard.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Jerry said...

i love this shot. the boots speaks about your hudsband's life and history. i can hear it...

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Beautiful flowers! Definitely conveys spring and gardening, etc. Nicely done!

11:20 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Those boots are ready to bring one up the Rockies! i like the juxtaposition too, Micki. Don't say i didn't notice. :p

11:39 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Excellent composition...love it!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Very beautiful composition. The color and the resistance also are perfect.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely composition, nice one Micki.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

great pic, got a real feel of coming in from a long days work in the garden

2:16 PM  
Anonymous noon said...

yes, very good contrast. i'm not sure on the washboard but everything else works really well.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Nice composition!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Moodaholic said...

Wow, a shoe photo with two shoes! Great ;) I can't seem to find more than one. I like your contrast and composition in this one.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

My my very creative as usual!! Thought of you today as I drove out in the country looking for that "perfect shot!"

4:31 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

ohhh, this one seems as a happy memories shot!!! really lovely!!! :D

8:36 PM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

brilliant - I have come back from my vacation to find some truly amazing images on the blogger community - there is so much talent out there - and i can say that you are among them - love the photo - nice to hear that the digital revolution has not come your way - I love that you photos are so untouched - and yet so full of quality imagery, you are the traditionalist of the blogger world - power to ya!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice composition....boot and flowers kinda go together in this shot...lovely capture:-)

9:17 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

I love it. Tou put stuff together in a really interesting way and end up with a lovely work almost every time.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the tension in this shot. The contrast of the pretty flowers and the beat up boots. Great shot.

10:43 PM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

Good capture

10:58 PM  
Blogger Alfonso Corona said...

Interesting color range

11:09 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki
I like this combination . nice picture.

1:31 AM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Although very simple its also a very creative thought process. Image construction is physical image composition and you have a very good understanding of it.

5:37 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Oooooooooooooooooh. Did I really miss this one?! This is one of your stronger images. I really like the composition and set up. Why did you put the shoes together? I'm just eternally curious...

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Lovely group. Well captured!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Fashion said...

shoes look great!...It resembles as my nike shoes...comfort wear!

4:17 AM  

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