Friday, April 28, 2006

Mailboxes, Dogwoods, and a Country Road


Blogger micki said...

I’ve neglected some questions and such. First, I do have this here blog set up to receive an rss feed. I know for sure someone was able to do that, but I have yet to find an official host to receive my code. I’m still ignorant on all this, but if you’re set up for rss notifications, give it a try then. I’ll look for another host this weekend that supports Blooger’s feed codes.

Secondly, the lighting I used for the eggs shot two days ago was all natural. I have a little skylight in the ceiling of my kitchen, and that allows for some nice lighting year round. I practice most of my indoor portrait work under that skylight. The sun almost never shines directly in, so there are no harsh shadows to deal with.

Thirdly, the new surge protector for our computer does have a guarantee of replacement if it fails, but I’m still unplugging if I know a storm is coming. We’ve been zapped too many times, now we’re gun shy.

Washer finally died yesterday, right in the middle of a rinse cycle. Well, you can imagine how much laundry I do with a family of seven…it did us a good service while it lasted.

I do not strike the pose that my daughter mentioned in yesterday’s story! I do strike poses, but not that one. Does that make me a poser??

Today’s photo is a shot of the road that I live off of. This road dead ends into the river, which is where I like to shoot the sunset during cool weather months. I took more photos of the beautiful dogwoods growing along that charming fence. I’ll post those later.

Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Ultra Color ISO 100 (They make ISO 100 in my favorite color film!!) 1/15 f-22 Aperture Mode Sigma 70-300mm zoom @ 70mm Polarizing Filter Used (negative scanned by York Photo Labs)

8:27 AM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Hey Micki,
I always enjoy your blog, and now that it's in Bloglines I know I won't miss any posts!
The link for your RSS feed is here.
If you examine that link in your browser it will show XML code, but go to and you'll be able to do something useful with it!


8:48 AM  
Blogger MOEVIEW said...

Country roads in the spring, small towns. I love it. Nice shot.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Very pretty. I love the rusty mailboxes.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Lovely country road. Great shot. Reminds me of summertime at my Aunts farm.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

And what a lovely road it is.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

What a nice place to live in, micki. I love it. After a hard day work in town, I always like to go home to a peaceful and quiet place like this. When I retire, I hope I can spend my time in this kind of place, of course equipped with high speed internet access. I can't live without it. :-)

11:01 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Nice countryside you have. :) i think the picture would perhaps be more effective if the camera is raised a little to exclude the immediate foreground.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Jerry said...

i love coutryside. people must not decorete it with ugly neon signs.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Brandon Crain said...

Cool shot...mailbox shots are fun.

12:15 PM  
Blogger |- jX -| said...

i would love to live at a country side.. i think the shot here can be improved by waiting for some nice afternoon light? but i know sometimes it is not always possible to wait and all.. ;p

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Hi Micki! I have added your feed to my google reader! It's great, you should get one (they're free). Anyway, beautiful shot today and can't wait to see more of the Dogwoods.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

love the rural feel to this

2:05 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Really nice shot...I love old-style mailboxes. I've never had one, only those huge brown boxes with 50 slots.

Thanks for the compliment about my avatar too! That big black puppy makes me smile everytime I see him too!

Have a great weekend....Miller time! :o)

4:50 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

quiet road,,,beautiful trees in the background and old rusty mail box....nice country feel:-) i will never see this scene in my city, i like it....btw have a great weekend:-)

5:10 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Love these American mail boxes.

5:59 PM  
Blogger hamadryad said...

Nice old worldly feel to the pic ..... Waiting eagerly for the "Dogwoods by the fence" pic .... Have never seen a dogwood tree till now .... Thanks for introducing me to the splendid dogwood :D.

BTW, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving those wonderful comments ..... sure inspires me to unpack my trusty N75 again ;)

6:47 PM  
Anonymous sil said...

Love those mailboxes! And lovely countryside :)

7:25 PM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

I like this Micki! cheers ;)

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Love this shot. Simple but sharp and carries the message accross. an't help but wonder though how it will look in monochrome :) You eran one of my ever elusive "I likey" for this shot. Bask in the glory :) Suby

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Jide ALakija said...

The good old american post box. Lovely

3:40 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Love those Dogwoods. I miss those. We don't have them in Tasmania.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Great atmosphere you’ve caught in that little frame. Everything looks to be at peace with itself and gettin’ along just fine.

7:03 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Seeing this one instantly transports me back to summers as a child spent in the White Mountains of NH where scenes like this are still plentiful, even now. Beautiful.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Fraser said...

Great balance to this shot, with the road drawing the eye. Really like this pastoral scene.

10:22 AM  

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