Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A Glimpse of My Town -- Steeples



31 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

The first two shots are of the same steeple, which happens to be the steeple from the steeple reflection I posted a couple of months ago. These shots were taken a few weeks apart. For the silhouette image, I was shooting the infrared film at a tree behind this church and looked up to see the sun backlighting the steeple. Had to shoot it, so I ran back to the van to get another camera before the sun moved.

The bottom steeple is just another steeple in town. I’m going to try to shoot them all. Another one coming in the mail soon.

Got a Holga in the mail yesterday. Loading it up and shooting my first roll of 120 film. I’m excited.


Steeple 1
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Put my notes away before I recorded the film and speed.
Shutter Speed - 1/1000
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm zoom
Scanning Method - My Scan on my cheap HP Officejet 5510v all in one

Steeple 2
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Put my notes away before I recorded the film and speed.
Shutter Speed - 1/90
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom @ 70mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My Scan on my cheap HP Officejet 5510v all in one

Steeple 3
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Put my notes away before I recorded the film and speed.
Shutter Speed - 1/500
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My Scan on my cheap HP Officejet 5510v all in one

9:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love the shots.

Steeples make for interesting subjects. There are quite a few around here, and I have shots of several. They are fun.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Ella said...

Congrats on your Holga! I got a Lomo last weekend and it's so much fun to be wasting film again. Your photos remind me of a song line by Ani DiFranco: "Up points the spire of the steeple, but God's work isn't done by God, it's done by people".

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Nice exploration of the steeples.

Congrats on the Holga, but we've already talked about that. :-)

11:18 AM  
Blogger MOEVIEW said...

Love the series. Churches are fun to shoot. Nice work

11:20 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

nice set! like the 2nd a lot!

11:32 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i always find it hard to shoot the steeples. They extend into the sky, which is rarely interesting as a background. Frankly i don't think the three pictures today are very exciting. Sorry Micki~

11:34 AM  
Anonymous John said...

What a nice shape steeple. I think the second silhouette makes a very powerful image.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous davenyc said...

I love the silhouette of the middle shot, in particular. Well done.

12:09 PM  
Blogger CKL said...

Very nice set of photographs. Can't decide which one I like best, probably the middle one.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Azhar said...

I love the elegance and the oldish feel.GREAT GREAT SHOTS!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shots!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

Just Lovely!!!!!!


Check out this blog http://lenscape.my-expressions.com/index.html ( if you have not been there!) he has a Holga and he uses a ploroid back on it. He has some really awesome shots. Any way Just thought you might enjoy some Holga shots :-)

3:36 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Nice to have a series of shots like this and, as always, your commentary adds to the enjoyment, Micki.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I really like these shots. But the color is a bit strange. Is that as a result of being scanned?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Excellent way to showcase an area using strict rules. I really like the series. Regards, Brent

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

first photo is my favorite...

7:32 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

I love the contrast between the first and second shots- almost like a negative.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like the silhouette shot..great light and kinda mystery look:-)

8:01 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

great serie!!! my favorite is the one in the middle with the high contrast!!! i love it!!! :)

12:07 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Really nice series...I enjoy seeing different churches (and parts of churches) from all over the world. Nice!

12:44 AM  
Anonymous bruno said...

deep shots my friend, love the shadowing on those :) take care and have a nice day

2:37 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

interesting shots of the same subject

3:26 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

very nice contrast between them

5:17 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Love the silloette picture. Your photos are amazing. Are they processed at all?

6:01 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Love the silhouette shot - simplicity all around.
Photographing tops of buildings is a pet visual obsession of mine and I always find it challenging in situations like this to find the true vertical - sometimes the line is obvious but other times, it ends up being more of an implied vertical that needs to be discovered in amongst the confusingly non-vertical lines.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

All three are wonderful photos. I always enjoy the architectural highlights on top of buildings (especially churches). Plus the shots "looking up" give them a feeling of power or authority.

Thank you as always for your comments.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Love the series, I am really digging the silhoutte.
Suby

7:17 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Very nice!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Congrats on the holga. I am buying one too:) Thought it might be fun to play with.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Philippe said...

Those Steeples have their own identities...I like that...and the different sky background, LOVE IT. Great set!

1:22 AM  

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