Saturday, June 24, 2006

Morning Reflections

24 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

There is this old farm on the corner of two of the backroads I like to travel. The house and all the outbuildings are abandoned; but a small vegetable garden is being tended. The signs say no trespassing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull up onto what looks like an overgrown driveway and get out and take a few pictures, does it? I mean, I’m right in plain view and staying in one spot. Anyway, been there a couple of times now, and the morning I shot this, the sun was just coming up over the trees and reflecting in a couple of the windows of the home.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

7:55 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

Looks like the house is on fire! And you just stood there, snapping away. Great capture.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Micki, that is truly lovely. Great eye and nice capture.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Gene Wilburn said...

Saw this one this morning. What a beautiful way to start the day! Great shot!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Excellent shot...I love the look of weather-beaten aged boards. Nice job....as for signs, bahh! I ignore them unless I see a dog or the place is surrounded by razor-wire! ;o)

10:09 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Love this. The reflections are superb and I get a feeling of that old boarding creakily waking up to another day . .

11:21 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Hi Micki! While you titled this shot "Morning Reflections", i can't see the reflections that well. And the two windows of different sizes and shapes make the composition look off-balance.

i'd suggest focusing on just the window on the right and allowing it to occupy maybe a third of the frame. It'd still be good to include the wooden panels as sort of a background pattern.

Just my humble opinions. Hope you don't mind. :)

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very nice shot, Micki. I really like the capture of the sun in the windows.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A fine light in this windows. refelction are often very interesting.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

And a wonderful reflection it is!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

Just love the different colours in the those windows. Especially the left one. Nice one Micki!

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I like this photo alot, Micki...especially the left window. The loose clapboard adds character as does the paint job (or lack thereof). Reflection shots are among my favorite...and they are often tough to pull off. This one works well.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Wow, this is beautiful. You really got the reflections in the windows beautifully. I've always felt some trepidation about trespassing too, so I understand how you must have felt.

BTW: Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry I haven't been around in a while.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Very nice selection for a morning shot. I like the glow in the window and the texture of the wood. Very nice!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Very, very interesting shot. I like the oddities here like the odd sized mismatched windows. I think that's part of what makes the shot.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

nice, this really very good

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Azhar said...

Very cool, I love the textures and those contrasting reflections on the two windows in fantastic!
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

2:16 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Love the way you have different light in the squares of glass in the window and the bluish tinge to the frames. Well done. Chris

4:43 AM  
Anonymous Yanik said...

Thats awesome micki!!! i love love love this shot....see if you were a member of shutterchance, you could have entered this day before..the theme was reflections...

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

lmost a ghostly reflection in the right window. Good luck with the toads :-)

3:24 PM  
Blogger Pixperimenter said...

This is a great image. I like the way the balance of the shot kind of mirrors the rickity feel of the old building. Nice job!

8:40 AM  
Blogger richard said...

Almost looks like a painting.. I like it very much

2:59 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

The play of texture and color here is a feast!

6:47 AM  
Anonymous John Zeweniuk said...

gotta love old wood and windows! I really like the yellows in the window!

1:24 AM  

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