Thursday, April 20, 2006

Men at Work - Series Two



24 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Regarding yesterday’s shot, I was only a few feet from the squirrel when I took that shot. There was glass between us, but she is just very bold. I no longer frighten her, I am only a nuisance to her when I chase her away. She always returns within minutes. I moved the birdfeeder off the porch yesterday; too much mess being dragged into the living room now that warm weather is here and the kids are going in and out of the door all day. The feeder now hangs on a green garden hook. It is only 8:00 am, but the squirrel has been trying to climb that hook for an hour now to get to the feeder.

These are the first shots from the scanned negatives that my wonderful lab scanned for me. I’m hoping to receive another three rolls of scans any day now. The images aren’t as large as when I scanned them, and we haven’t figured out if we’re going to be able to make them any larger or not.

I was driving around with different shots in mind (again, while the oldest were at music lessons) and drove right past these two workers trying to install a new window into the storefront of this law office. I made a sharp turn into the parking lot across the street and set up my tripod and zoom lens to capture these three shots. They were certainly struggling with this large piece of glass, and although it appears they got the glass in on the third shot, I watched them take two other attempts at it before they took the glass back to their truck. I left after that. A half hour or so later when we drove back again, the window had been repaired and looked good as new.

Konica Minolta 70 Fuji HQ ISO 200 1/30 f-32 Aperture Priority Sigma 70-300mm zoom @ 300mm

8:14 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Very nice set of photos. I like the motion blurs in the first one. Very cool.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

cool action shots, but where is all the safety wear, no gloves or hard hats...

:o)

8:52 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Nice shots.

I hope you can figure out how to get them larger. :)

9:10 AM  
Blogger jj said...

very nice series...be careful with bare hands!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

The pictures turn out great. I wonder how you make them bigger? I'm looking forward to the next three rolls.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

big piece of glass, pretty heavy, nice capture

11:36 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Nice capture of the process of putting the window in.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shots, surprised to learn about the poor safety standard.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

What it makes an impression to me more is that they do not take to gloves nor glasses of protection.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

nice series. i would be SO scared to drop that glass.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice shots micki. not an eazy job i think!
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4:21 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some really interesting photos on your blog. I will be back. You have inspired me. (I really must get a better camera).

5:05 PM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

its gonna get around through all the tradesman in your area that there is a person with a "men at work fetish" haha

5:34 PM  
Blogger lbastress said...

yikes! i could never do that job - i break glass merely by looking at it (well, almost. and i have no wine glasses left ;( ). great 'lil snippet of a day here. part of me almost wishes for disaster, just for a photo op. is that bad?

6:23 PM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

keep up the good work guys! nice capture Micki ;)

7:00 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice sequences shot:-) look like i watching clips from TV...cool:-)

7:40 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Another nice series...

9:25 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

ohh, i like the first motion shot!! nice sequences!

11:12 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

nice work...you too Micki :D

11:28 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

I first thought they were looters!
Nice capture of the action !

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Olivier said...

Good work Micki!!!

4:15 AM  
Anonymous tetsu said...

Interesting shots. :-)

4:29 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Interesting set. I'm kind of shy when photographing human beings :) so I really like the way you do it. Well done!

7:12 AM  

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