Friday, May 05, 2006



Blogger micki said...

First, did make a typo on yesterday’s aperture setting. It was f-2.8, not f-8. Thanks emré!

Fridays will be “Abstract Day”. I kind of got in a mood this week, and shot quite a few frames. :o) If they all turn out well, I’m set for Fridays for awhile. The first image I’ve had on my list of things to do for a long time. I stuck three matches in a blob of Play Dough, set it on some black fabric, locked in the focus, turned on the flashlight, turned off the room light, lit the matches, and shot. Did it three times, those puppies burn fast. In two of the shots, the matches weren’t lined up. This was the second shot. I didn’t dare scan this with my sad scanner, would’ve come out too dark (not to mention, I haven’t received the print back yet.)

The second shot, I also haven’t received back yet, so you get the scan from the lab. A neighbor gave our youngest daughter his daughter’s old bike. My kid was thrilled. She didn’t know how to ride, though. She taught herself in four days. No training wheels, just a lot of persistence. I promised her a post with a shot that made her look like she was speeding around the yard. It’s my first decent panning shot, too! It was the last of four attempts on this particular roll. My younger son chases her around the house while she rides. It’s too darn cute. I’ll try to get a shot of that soon.

Flames Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO shutter speed not noted (too busy putting out the fire) f-22 Aperture Mode Sigma 105mm portrait/macro lens

Racing Kid Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO 400 1/3 f-22 Aperture Mode Sigma 70-300mm

7:43 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

These are both neat shots. I like the second one best. The sense of motion is very intense

8:04 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Haha, the second photo is great! It looks to me as if she's sort of flying in a green cloud ;).

9:03 AM  
Anonymous sebastian said...

nice work !
sieht super aus wie das Foto mitgezogen wurde!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

. . lol bigtime on the fire commentary . . but it was worth the risk to get that clean shot! Likewise, the speeding bike pic is very effective and your notes bring the event to life.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous aj said...

I really like the color contrast in the bottom image. The crisp pink really pops out at you.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Great job Micki! I just love the second one and good for her to teach herself in four days!

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

ggvlcbhxLove the bottome image, it's actually goving me a headache as I look at it, gives off the feeling of motion :)
The top shot is okay don't get ne wrong, buty I absolutely love the bike shot of your daughter. I wonder where she got her persistence from :)


10:37 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Cool. Very nice panning shot.

10:38 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Hey love the motion pan shot!!! Great in everyway. Just makes me wanna get out have some fun under the sun. :)

11:00 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

The bike is lovely -- nicely done!

11:42 AM  
Blogger shaped said...

nice shots micki. like the second one - good movement!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st Shot is Breathtakin (makes me wanna try that for sure)...2nd shot is amazing considering you shoot film...Such results only after 4 attempts is amazing.

So much respect!

I should dedicate a day for Abstract Photography as well coz I think I have enough material.
Thx for inspiration ;)


12:40 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

girl on bike is wonderful photo

1:40 PM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Hey Micki,

Have you tried the flame shot as a multiple exposure?

Great pan shot, I miss my kids.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Great shot, love the motion blur.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

You had a wonderful result, i love both shots, the first one is simply awesome and the second i love the motion effect!!! it's pretty neat that you have a particular subject for every day!!! I love this!! :D

4:51 PM  
Anonymous alan said...

love the matches - it is terrific fun to experiment this way - love the movement in the second - just awesome!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

i like the second photo as well - great colors and blur!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

motion effect from bike shot is so cool:-) great capture!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Great job with the flames! The bike photo is pretty neat too! :)

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Excellent panning!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Hey Micki,
Both shots are great! A fantastic idea with the play dough and matches. The photo of your daughter is priceless. I love the sun bonnet on her head. Well done!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Very impressive. You are developing a lovely technique here.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Azhar said...

2nd one for me - love the motion blur on it - very creative the way you blurred out everything else :)

10:05 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Love the panning shot here. Looks like she's really movin'!

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

The girl on the bike is a wonderful spring, youthful speed, carefree......shot

11:17 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

fire strater ! I love those two shots.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Ron : said...

I love that triple-flame.. That's a great idea! I like the idea of abstract fridays..

1:06 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

the bottom image on the bike is very well taken Micki! perfect timing...cheers ;)

5:43 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Micki your fans appreciate your efforts..we learn much about photography from you! Thank You!!Always enjoy viewing your photos.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

The girl on the bike shot actually made me dizzy! Good job.

7:45 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Both shots are nice :)

2:21 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Great shots, both - the match flames are superb in execution; easy to do with digital and lots of matches, but timing is so important when expending frames of film! Love the slightly forward placement of your little speeder - really adds to the idea that she's going so fast that she's about to zoom out of the shot.

6:29 AM  

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