Saturday, May 06, 2006

On Saturdays...Anything Goes


Blogger micki said...

Yesterday, the subject of multi-exposures came up. I’ve experimented with those a few times - all of them with people, and most of them self-portraits. So, since Saturdays here are designated Free For All Day, because I do nothing on Saturdays anyway, today I’m posting a couple of my multi-exposure shots. The top photo came from my first batch of shots. A couple months later, I tried again. The first time I was shooting blind, and had never done this before. Worked out well, but I wanted to see if I could get myself a little less transparent. With the second shot, I gave each exposure a little longer time and moved all the clutter from the front porch. Now that I’ve discovered the joys of Tri-X, I will be attempting another set of multi-exposures to see if I can get myself a little less transparent without overexposing the rest of the scene.

I was probably quite a sight to see shooting these. Both times I had to sneak out of the door with all my equipment, props, and house keys so that my sons wouldn’t notice my absence. They are my shadows and make such a fuss when I go outside. (For those who are new here, they have three older sisters to watch over them when I was doing my experimenting.) Each time, I forgot my shoes. I also hadn’t purchased the remote for my camera at these times; so I would hit self timer, then make a mad dash across the rocks in my bare feet to get in position and pose before the 10 seconds was up and the shutter tripped.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil Konica Minolta 70 Kodak T-Max ISO 100 3 exposures, each 1/90 f-11 Manual Settings *didn’t note the lens, but I think it was the Sigma 70-300 zoom or the Minolta 28-85mm zoom

Shooting, Listening to my Tunes, and Reading About Photography Konica Minolta 70 Kodak T-Max ISO 100 3 exposures, each 1/45 f-8 Manual Settings Minolta 50mm lens

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Hi Micki,

Love the double exposures.

This is my first visit to your site because you visited mine yesterday. I will check in with you regularly from now on.

8:50 AM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Hey Micki, really great shots. If that is your starting point, can't wait to see the new and improved.

Got my extension tube set, and a day off. Wish me luck,

9:06 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

These are so much fun! I love them!

I noticed something, we have the same hair! Your's is a bit longer than mine right now. 1 1/2 years ago I donated 14 inches, I am getting ready to do it again, but I still have a few more inches to go. (I wear bangs too, (I hate my forehead). I am a red-head. Maybe some day I'll post a pic of myself, but I hate the way I look in photos.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

:) Cool shots! :)

10:26 AM  
Anonymous AirBete said...

Great montage. I like the result very much.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Nice effect, Micki. You just gave me some ideas... :-)

11:35 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

I pretty much like these shots - pretty creative - great looking - 70s ghostly type scene - pretty cool.GREAT shots!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

You just gave me some idea too. I love both of these pictures. You have a great imagination:). What tunes?

12:00 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Cute, but a little freaky at the same time. :)

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Looks like fun! I'll have to try that some time.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

These are exceptionally good results and the ghostliness is something else ! What an intriguing effect.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

multiple exposure--multiple fun

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...I see ghots...I LOVE the stories that always come with the stories. Beautiful photos...kudos for doing this with film.

Impressive work Micki...veeeeeeerrrrryyyyyyy impressive.

Oh I'm feeling way better thk u ;)


2:41 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

There was a time when children were seen, but not heard. Now, apparently, they are barely seen and not heard. LOL

These are terrific photos with clever compositions.

I have an old minolta SRT200 camera that still shoots well. Maybe I should pull it out and use it...

...Naw (he says with a nod to your fine images), I'll stick with the Canon 20D.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Louise said...

very strange and very cool!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Ella said...

I am really amazed at your creativity. Especially love the first one, because of the gestures :-).

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Laurent said...

My fav of the day, well done ;)

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Very cool. Well done. :)

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Very entertaining shots (and descriptions)! Ghostly. I have to try this sometime.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

Oooh, fantastic! Especially the second one says to me, "Busy mom". Bet you wish there were three of you sometimes.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous G said...

I'll repeat another poster's question: What tunes?

Inquiring minds want to know.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous david said...

quite impressive Micki! love the effect..cheers ;)

10:59 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

What cool pictures!

11:32 PM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Very good multiple exposures. Ghostly!

12:12 AM  
Blogger Myself said...

very cool and ghostly :)

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

What a fun series! Well done.

1:55 AM  
Blogger Marieta said...

wow! I`ve got so much to learn!!! Your shots is excellent

2:13 AM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Micki, looks like you had a lot of fun doing these! What a great idea, very well done! :)

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Evans said...

Hmm, ghosts!

2:34 AM  
Blogger Donncha said...

I love "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil" and your second attempt is just as good but the first one is so spooky. The larger version of it is quite striking and I love your poses, especially your eyes as they look away for "hear no evil".

4:59 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Interesting shots! Well done :)

6:44 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Excellent effects here.

6:51 AM  
Blogger naoko123 said...

Wow, wonderful pictures!
I love both.
Great shot!!

7:15 AM  
Anonymous shaped said...

nice shots - like the ghost effect! nice technique must try by myself i think :)

7:32 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Love these stuff.....can't wait to see more of the same.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, that's really amazing that you did this with your camera without any retouching! Really cool self-portraits!!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

People so rarely attempt multiple exposures anymore (I'm guilty) because of the ease of photoshop. But there is something that seems more authentic when you do it in camera on film. These shot are well executed. The first one is just spooky.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

It's been a long while. I definitely need to try some again. Very Very well done on your end.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Imran said...

Oh you make me miss the film days. I love the multi-exposures on this one.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Jill said...


7:44 PM  
Anonymous Emré said...

Nice shots! Unfortunately in digital, there's no way of capturing a multi-exposure with different backgrounds or split-timings on the same digital frame without going digital editing/post-processing multiple frames...

1:21 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Great shots!

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Jarrett said...

What a cool series of shots. This would be greatif it had beendone in photoshop, but the fact that you are doing it with FILM makes it spectacular!

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Moodaholic said...

Thats so good micki!

2:56 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Once again, you skillfully demonstrate one of the advantages of film vs. digital - excellent work, and I rather enjoy the transparent qualities inherent in this type of exposure.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very creative! Great multi-exposure!


6:36 PM  
Anonymous tad said...

great work, i love toying with this idea myself

2:45 AM  

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