Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- A Peek Right Down the Road






37 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

These images are very close to home, about a quarter of a mile close, in fact. If you stood at the end of the road I live off of and looked from left to right very early in the morning, this is what you’d see. I took all but the first one on the same day. I had ISO 800 speed film in the camera at the time I shot these, which turned out to be a good thing. When zooming in with the 500mm, I really needed the speed. Those boaters weren’t staying anchored to do their morning fishing, and the birds were moving along quickly doing their fishing as well. There was a third fisherman checking on his crab pots. He was clipping along at a good speed, I wasn’t able to get any good images of him. I love going down here in the early morning to watch all the happenings, both in nature and with man.

Docked Boat
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Beats me, scanned this image ages ago and I’m not going looking for the info now.
Shutter Speed - See Above
Aperture Setting - ditto
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

A Very Large Nest
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - 1/750
Aperture Setting - f-9.5 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

A Ship Across the River at the Naval Weapons Station
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - 1/250
Aperture Setting - f-27 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer


On the Morning Hunt
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - 1/750
Aperture Setting - f-9.5 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Two Different Ways to Fish in the Morning
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - 1/180
Aperture Setting - f-27 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer


Dock
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-27 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 170-500mm zoom lens @ 500mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

HOLY that first one is spot on perfect. And I love the lonely heron one sans boats. As usual all fine work, but the first one kicks it.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

Looks very serene, relaxing and wonderful.
I am guessing you have access to great seafood?

8:54 AM  
Blogger Don said...

You live in a place alive with activity. Solid series that together give us a picture of your morning view. Very nice!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great shots Micki. I really like the one of the Dock.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Julian said...

Looks like a very homey town I bet it is neat around this time, the start of sumer coming and 4th of July right around the corner. I like the last dock one the best, I can almost feel the warm setting sun.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Great series Micki! These are really nice.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Budi said...

love the first & the last one :)

9:58 AM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

beautiful pictures. all of them are peaceful, serene and soothing to the eye. Nice one.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

These are lovely. I like the first one the best.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice location and nothing beats early mornings.
Good captures.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

For some reason, only the last one is showing up. But it's beautiful. So serene.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Chris Loudermilk said...

Really like the first image. the low light and the reflection really make it.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous suresh said...

Wow. I like the first & third shot very much..The composition and exposure is just perfect.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

They all have something special but the top one is particularly evocative.....has an almost Asian feel about it.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

You have enough quality material here to last a week on most photoblogs, Micki! I particularly like the boathouse in the mist, the heron beside those golden reeds and the little landing stage. This whole set really conveys a feel for the neighborhood. Neat work.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Micki, You're lucky to have a spot like this so close to your home. I hope you'll show us more shots from this place.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jon said...

The first ones great Micki. Nice one.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

gorgeous shots - i especially love the top one and the fourth one, which are pretty much perfect. nice town, micki.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A great series. The first one is very effective with its misty ambience.

4:37 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks, you took my mind off a stressy day for a while.

[story: well, what can I say - the muse played nice. I had fun writing it.]

5:35 PM  
Blogger Legabal said...

I like this serie. The first its great contrast.^.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

The top image is incredible, I just love that one. Perfect moment to capture it.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Hi Micki

I love the first one ... so full of feeling. Did you enlarge that one? The birds nest and the 2 fishing bird images are also great. The series presents a feeling of peace in your neighbourhood, not lacking activity, like it would be a nice place to be to wind down from a hectic life.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Great collection of shots, especially the first one for me.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Fraser said...

What a wonderful series of shots.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I am going to pick the first as my favorite. Something nice and quiet about it.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

Great set and what a place to have at the end of your road. At the end of my road i have.....another road and another .... More photos here please. I like the top one and the bird on its own best.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice location....beautiful nature landscape, much better scene and mood than nyc, all the buildings and noisy:-P love the first shot, the reflection and silhouette r fantastic...lovely capture:-))

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Julien [J.R. Photoblog] said...

My favorite one is the first one Micki, I love the backlit effect

12:46 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

great pictures especially first one I love it.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Yanik said...

Lovely Micki

The first one, the one with the egret, and the one with the heron are my favs...

Beautiful

:)

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Wim van der Meij said...

Very nice atmospheric shots. Indeed these moments are very quickly gone, and these somehow show it; also with the elusive light.

3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great series of photos; you're so lucky to have such a picturesque locale! Like many, my favorite is the first shot - very fine!

3:52 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Lovely views :)

Will comments on only the top and bottom images (the best in the bunch).

Absolutely lovely (guess you was expecting more he he he ).

Suby

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Emré said...

Very beautiful silhouette with mist behind, and the egret. I really prefer the grain of the high ISO film to the noise of the digital... nice shots.

2:41 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

I'm jealous now that you have such ready access to these wading birds like egrets and herons - and an osprey pole! We have to drive about 15 miles to see an osprey nest here. The docked boat is definitely top of the heap, though - a very zen image, what with the mist and the silhouetting.

6:11 AM  

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