Sunday, April 02, 2006

Take a Guess 4


Blogger micki said...

I took this about nine or ten months ago. I hadn’t had the lens that long and was having fun with macro shots. This was a re-shoot, as the first didn’t come out…underexposed. Anyway, this was a new lens, I was new into the technical side of photography. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this past year. It all started with an online class at LVS about a year ago. I’d always loved photography, but never really studied it. Now I’m in up to my eyes.

Something exciting to report. When my dad passed down his lenses to me last fall, there was an old roll of Tri-X in the bag. He didn’t remember how long it had been there. I hung on to it. I finally shot this roll last month and mailed it away to be processed. It took two weeks, but I got the prints back yesterday. I am tickled pink with the quality of that film. If that’s what the old film looks like, I can’t wait to see the fresh. This will be my new film of choice for my b&w use. What a range of latitude. I took some high contrast shots in early afternoon, and the exposure was fantastic. They also put a nice little white border around the prints…adds some character. So, I might post one of those tomorrow. I hope they scan in as well as they look.

Minolta Maxumm 7000 1/2 f-8 Aperture Mode Sigma 105mm lens

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Philipp said...

Oh boy this one looks great. Lovely colours and a great structure. Cheers. Philipp

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

I have no idea what that is, but definately the colors are amazing.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

great colours and feel has real energy to it.. Tony

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Okay I give up, what is it? Nice colours

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

Hmmmm... I haven't got the slightest clue but I love the colours!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Hmmm...Could they be...colored straws?

Very cool.

11:24 AM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

I have no idea about this as well, it seems that the tip is pretty rough with chips here and there. It's abstract macro!! I like it!

12:05 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Micki! I want another chance! I guess these are plastic rings from bottles, is it? =D

12:11 PM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

very cool what is making it look like it is glowing


12:15 PM  
Anonymous David Kapp said...

Tri-X is some good stuff, but my favorite 400 speed film is fuji neopan 400. Its has a little more punch. Give it a try sometime. Experimenting with film is a lot of fun. :)

12:26 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Colored straws that have been cut off and stacked?

1:17 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

I think Marc's got it! Cool Pic!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Great colors! I'm going with colored straws:)

1:34 PM  
Anonymous BobC said...

Excellent Micki, very well spotted, the colours are realy good.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

He is spectacular, I congratulate to you.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

No idea, but I like it!

I also recommend Neopan 400 - lovely film. Neopan 1600 too, for that matter. (If you feel like trying them out, sells them cheap from Japan)

2:28 PM  
Blogger DAVE ( said...

Looks like straws. But Im not certain. I love the gradient feel of the shadows, from pale to dark, from bottom left to top right

2:46 PM  
Anonymous hodari said...

Awesome lighting and colors!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Way cool!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

My best guess is that they are colourful straws in a glass filled with milk :)
Thats a very good (and difficult) one, wonderful Micky :)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

Stunning!!!! A really nice shot! I'm going to link you to my site if it's ok with you. I really enjoy your stuff and I would like anyone who visits my site to be able to enjoy it too.


7:37 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

I have no idea ;-)

Nice colorful shot, though!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

I'm thinking some sort of sawed off group of conduits, like for phonelines or something like that. In any case, cool and colorful composition.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous G said...

I vote for cut straws, as well.

Very cool shot.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

No idea what they are, but who cares. What great colors and lighting. Well done!

11:08 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like colors here...the circle patterns and shadow give the nice depth to the image...great capture:-)

11:38 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

no idea. i think i have never seen it:-p

11:41 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nice effect...great colors!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Cool shot...and I have to agree with the many commentors above....straws.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

oh . . . straws! that makes sense. i had no clue. nice shot micki - you had me totally curious.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice abstract, cool colours

1:01 AM  
Anonymous eterisk said...

I have no clue what it is, but the colours really explode.

3:20 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice macro shot. Tri-X is great, classic film that's been around donkey's years (a very long time)! Got some good lenses also? The thing I was taught at college with Tri-X was to rate it at 320 ASA to get more tone and finer grain, although processing times alter a bit when doing this.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

I'm curious, have no idea what it is. Like the colors, nice picture!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous anagnorisis said...

interesting colours! ;)

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Suby waiting on the post for today :)

6:54 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Nicely done - love how we can see some light traveling up some of the straws.
When I was first learning years ago with a Pentax K-1000, Tri-X 400 was always my film stock of choice - it also grains up nicely with contrast when push processed to 1600; used to shoot school basketball in existing light that way.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous noWords said...

nice pattern and colors

8:18 AM  
Anonymous izara said...

Very colorful shot ;)

3:48 PM  

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