Friday, June 02, 2006

ABSTRACT FRIDAYS -- Abstract Art in Nature


Blogger micki said...

Regarding yesterday’s tale of woe with the blue birds. I do have a blue bird shot I will be posting in the near future. I managed to get quite of few of the parents, just not the babies. There was one in particular that I liked enough to post.

OK, today is Abstract Friday. I was looking through some old scans I did in April and found today’s image. I thought it would work under this theme. It was taken in late March or early April. The sun doesn’t climb up over the trees in my yard until two hours after sunrise at this time of year. So it takes awhile for the fog to burn off, and I had plenty of time to get this and several other foggy morning shots that day. This is the view northeast from my back door. We haven’t had a foggy day since then. Those are last year’s leaves on the oak tree in this shot. As it turned out, it and six other oaks around the house died over the winter. And before anyone comments…the trees in our woods grow crooked. We don’t have a single straight tree on our property. I suppose it’s because the growth is so thick and the trees so tall. They lean this way and that seeking out sunlight. Two of the largest dead oaks are leaning right towards our house about 15 feet from the front door. So, guess what we’ll be paying someone to do this summer?

If you are able to stop by tomorrow, I am posting two of my favorite pictures I’ve taken. They are of my favorite subject…eggs. I just shot them a couple of weeks ago and got the prints back yesterday. Don’t know if I’ll be able to scan them. One is very high key and one is very contrasty. Luckily the lab scanned the negatives for me.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by this week!

Foggy Morning
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/150
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 300mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:44 AM  
Blogger Don said...

The filtered light produces a nice mood to the shot.
To me it's a nice tranquil feeling. Nice.

9:01 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

Excellen excellent shadow play...the dark sillhouette with the golden glow in the backgorund makes it look as though you're reaching for the of my favourites of yours.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is really cool Micki! I would never have thought that you could actually get shadows off of fog like that! Plus the different colours in the fog itself combined with the darkness of the trees works really well. Great shot!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Fraser said...

It almost looks like a double exposure with the background shot using a backlit sheet. Spooky!

9:29 AM  
Anonymous 19 Seconds Of Spring said...

Great atmosphere... Beautiful lightning!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Ooh...It kind of looks like trees growing in a cave that has water running through and the light is bouncinf of the water and illuminating the cave walls.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

As others have said, awesome atmosphere and light in this shot Micki. Truly beautiful!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I think this may be my favorite shots by you. Really lovely shot.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Quite beautiful image. The play of light and shadow in the background.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Legabal said...

Great atmosphere in this one.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful lighting, nice one!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice, very atmospheric.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

I love the atmosphere.

have a nice day ;)

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Jeremy said...

Nice colours, good atmosphere and feel.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

Beautiful shot Micki. I've always wanted to try photographing fog. The problem is that it hangs around in the early morning and I don't do mornings very well. This photo is lovely and it looks like you've got an amazing backyard.

Looking forward to the eggs!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

nice !!! it's from a fairy tale ?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

I love that! The background looks almost painted and the big bold silhouetted tree in front is just super.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Wonderful lighting here!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Not much to say after 19... count 'em, 19 previous comments! Sheesh!

Lovely shot Micki, good work as always.

9:08 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki.
Nice abstract image.
Have a nice weekend!!

1:04 AM  
Anonymous rikman said...

Hi Micki,

this picture really is pure Romance :-)

I love the very nice Bokeh, the dreamy light, the shadows.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

WOW! Those background colors are awesome. The silhouette is great, Micki. Kind regards, Brent

3:27 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

this has a very strong atmosphere to it, feels like a hot jungle...

4:10 AM  
Anonymous p a s c i . i t said...

What a great picture! You've seen the lighting situation very well! Seems you're very good in "playing" with light :) Thanks

4:46 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is a most impressive shot, Micki. The somber colors and reluctant light are very effective in this composition and I really do like it lots!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Lovely shot. Love the colours and the siloitte of the leaves.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

micki, this is really a gorgeous shot. wow. the light, especially on the right side, is so fantastic. nice job!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Yanik said...

Hi micki...

Once again, great shot..Love that colour..

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Micki, this is your best shot so far!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Fantastic photo I'm loving the feel to this shot, beautiful!GREAT GREAT SHOT!!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous geof said...

Great light used very well in this image. Like it.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Ella said...

Wonderful colors and atmosphere! The fog really makes this one special.

6:41 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

A wonderfully painterly view :-)

7:04 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

This is beautiful Micki, really nice feel to it.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

This is beautiful, eerie and dreamy, all rolled into one. Like the forest in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Stunning!

6:52 AM  

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