Thursday, April 13, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN part 2



38 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Thank you for all the great comments on my daughter’s writing assignment. It made her feel quite proud.

When I was growing up, a few decades ago, fire hydrants were only one color—red. Now I see all sorts of colors in different towns I drive through. In our town, fire hydrants are yellow. I’d been wanting to shoot one for awhile, and finally got to one Wednesday afternoon. This one was right by the exit to a parking lot in front of a small strip mall. Would like to hear what color they are in your town.

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8:33 AM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

looks realy nice like the yellow alot

8:55 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

nice series (a bit unsharp though) like the last one the most!

9:05 AM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Nice photos Micki, would love to see some of your series as a storyboard.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

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10:18 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Weird... I suddenly have this urge to lift my leg and...
Oooops. Never mind. I'll have to check the colors in the city.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

nice series of images Micki, thing is with our fire hydrants they keep them underground, and when the fire brigade needs one they put in a stand and connect the pumping appliance up.
have a great Easter
T :o)

10:23 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Our hydrants are yellow like our fire trucks. They use to be red but changed them to make them more visible.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Our hydrants are also yellow. In fact a couple of years ago my middle son helped the scouts to repaint them :P. Our fire engines were red, then yellow, now they are red again.

Interesting shots, but I think something's missing can't quite put my finger on it though...I know a dog! :)

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely series, the colors and depth is superb in all the shots.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous bob said...

never met a hydrant I didn't like :-) very nice -- and nice use of shallow depth of field...

11:19 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Another great series!
Very nice...

12:12 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Now you have me wondering why the change of colour from red and who decided it. Like them all but the abstract bottom one is a "corker". (does that translate across English - American ?) :-)

1:00 PM  
Blogger Philotranpik said...

You read my mind...Im telling you did...
On my way to school I see these everywhere...they are bright red and the top is yellow...can't miss them. Anywayz...I'm going to shoot them and share one day the results. I'll try different angles but I knew at some point I'd hav to photograph them, but you did first.

Philo-graphious.darrenlui.com

1:15 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

i'm back. thank you for your warm comment on my blog. i like the color. you are still doing good:)

1:50 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

the ubiquitous hydrants, I have some shots of just the tip of some of these after a snow storm, but always something familiar and comforting about shouting the everyday objects we see, although I am not sure I have seen a fire hydrant anywhere on Cyprus, I miss them

2:18 PM  
Blogger Abe said...

I like these -- and I like the whole "glimse into your town" concept you're doing.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

I don't get to see hydrants over here anymore. In yellow they stand out really nice!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

I think its looks very nice and its a nice change from the usual red one we always have here :)

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

We don't even see them here in the UK, so this is a lovely site to see them a different colour from what we normally see on TV.

Thanks for sharing.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice looks at an ordinary subject; fire hydrants are very fun to capture. You did well here. Regards, Brent

6:11 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I like the series approach. Solid shots nicely processed.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Interesting. There is a guy out there who ONLY does fireplugs. Long forgotten who he is, I sent him some from Salinas. Amazing varity of the things if you look around.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Very interesting! Different perspectives.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Nice series. I love the abstraction and the contrast is very nice on all three. There's something nice about film that digital can't touch.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

We don't have those fire hydrants here in Sweden, which is a shame, because these look charming! First one is my favorite - great composition, and it has a warm feeling.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Nice yellow hydrants. We have red ones up by our high school that I like a lot.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Hope its never needed other than to wash the street! :)

11:56 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

Great series!!!! i love the focus and details, actually i haven't seen yellow hydrants in my life until now!! ;D here those are red or the metal colour, but i will take a look if i find something different!! :D the 3 composition are great!!! i specially like the one in the middle, and i think the last one could be one of "have a guess" ;D Well done!!! as always!!!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

I really like the perspective you took,especially on the bottom shot. They all have good lighting and dof.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice shots Micki. liking the perspective

1:08 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

I like the subtle colours here and the use of depth of field. By the way I liked your SP, very characterful, cheers and thanks for ambling over to my blog.

3:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful shots!
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3:31 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

Hi Micki! Firstly wanted to thank you for the comments you leave on my blog - I always love to hear your thoughts. I like this little series of images, its always nice to get that glimpse of town of the town you live in. kind regards ;)

3:48 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Blue. There's a blue one right across the street from our home, on the corner of the street & a beautiful long alley. The man who used to live in the house there was a gardener. Now, a lawyer lives there. But, that blue fire hydrant has been there for a long time. And blue is my fav. color. I ought to get a photo sometime. I don't think the ones in our town are all blue. I'd say red, white, yellow or black, but I'll have to check later today.

3:50 AM  
Anonymous John said...

These fire hydrants, like US mailboxes, are great american icons.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

I remember these from my US stay when I was in my teens... :)

6:36 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

A lovely trio of images set in a beautiful light!

Several years back in an adjacent town we'd regularly see the same hydrant painted in different color schemes - the colors would sometimes rotate as quickly as the paint could dry. Must've been an inspired artist in the neighborhood...

6:10 AM  

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