Thursday, May 25, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Thursdays are Critter Days. My mom and her co-workers are very tired of the bug shots. That has been made quite clear. So, today it’s a horse. I drove down one of dozens of dead end back roads on my little peninsula a few weeks ago and there were three horses grazing in front of a house set way back from the road. I got the first shot of this one sharing the land with some bird under him. All three horses came over to greet me, but when they discovered I had nothing to feed them, they walked away immediately. The second shot was my only close up before this guy left.

Drove to Williamsburg yesterday, on a whim, to pick up my developed film and to drop off two more rolls. I can say that I was very, very pleased with my infrared shots. My tests worked wonderfully. Third roll I’ve shot, and every frame worked. Oh, I have to compare frames to prints, but I think that all the exposures came out. This camera gets a little quirky now and then when you go off program mode. One of my tests was how would the polarizer and the red #25 filter work together. Great! My first shot has the sky pitch black. Which means the print will scan horribly on my scanner. Time to order another roll of film, as my list of infrared shots I’d like to take is growing again.

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!!

Horse in Pasture
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/350
Aperture Setting - f-6.7 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Horse Profile
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/350
Aperture Setting - f-6.7 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:26 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Nice shots of the horse! On the first one it looked so lonely but then I noticed the bird keeping it company.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very nice. And I'll take horses over bugs any day. :-)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Lovely change fromthe bugs! Great shots here.

I answered you question about the contamination in my comments on my blog. It's a little lengthy, and a bit of a diatribe about the situation here, but I hope it helps.


9:34 AM  
Anonymous jlc said...

The beautiful Horse .

it's hard to take them on picture .

love the horses photos ;)

9:57 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You actually have a place there that will develop infrared film? Such a place is hard to find around here. You pretty much have to do it yourself. Alas when I developed my role I wound the film too tightly on the reel and ended up losing 2/3 of my role. And infrared film isn't cheap.

I like the horses. It is nice to see some bigger critters.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'll take horses over bugs anyday. I had horses for years and still never can get enough. A little hard to fit in the fridge to slow them down though...

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Chris Loudermilk said...

Infrared is interesting. Hope to see those posted soon. Check out my shot last year

11:02 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i really like the second picture. The horse seemed to have so much on his mind.

1:10 PM  
Blogger DAVE ( said...

A horse... of course

Former competitive rider, so I'm loving the horses.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

i love horses...much better then photos with bugs...both photos are great ...

1:29 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Nice shots. All looks very tranquil but the bugs will be back !

1:43 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

He/she is wondeful :) Love the 2nd photo, he/she is like saying "hello" :)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

great shot - really sweet

5:57 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

The first shot is pretty good, but the second one is fantastic. Very nice composition, and the horse is looking in just the right direction. Horses are such beautiful creatures, are they not?

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Sourena said...

Such magnificent animals. Great shot.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Beautiful! They are incredible animals.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

oooooohhhhh, i love horses!!!! that fella is really goodlooking!!! great shots!!!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I like the portrait of the horse. I'd like to see the other one closer up, so that I could see the bird too. :-) Now, how can you take shooting film? :-) You must be very, very, patient. I stayed away from digital until they hit the 3 megapixel range. I was still not sold ... but now I'm totally sold. I'm an instant gratification kind of guy, now. :-) I want to see it right this instant!!!

I do, however, own and sometimes use, a 4x5 view camera. I love the way that the images look and that I have to really slow down to get the shot.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like first shot...nice composition and hilight....i think will be great also in BW:-))

10:56 PM  
Blogger Legabal said...

Greats images. A place in the time. Impressive photos of the horse.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous bruno said...

what a beautiful and pleasant shot you have today. i like it a lot! :)

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

My immediate favorite was #2, but after some thought I prefer #1. Didn't notice the bird at first. Excellent composition.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lovely shots : especially the second one where the horse takes on sort of a human character and you wonder what it is thinking of.GREAT GREAT SHOTS!!

6:33 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

All about the little details here - the bird in the first shot, and the hint of tail swish included in the second :-)

6:53 AM  

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