Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Sunset at the Park After the Storm


Blogger micki said...

I took this shot the same evening as Saturday’s posts. I knew the sunset was going to be mediocre, so I thought I’d grab a couple of images in b&w to finish off the roll I had in one of my cameras. Tri-X has such a wide range of tones, and although the colors of the sunset were bleak, the clouds breaking up from the storm that had just ended were creating great shapes that would look well in monochrome. It was a wonderful evening out with older son, who didn’t mind the storm at all and wasn’t bored driving around with Mom.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Tri-X
Shutter Speed - 1/60
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 70mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For…. Buying us the three wheeler—which every one of us flipped, tipped, and/or rolled at least once!!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Nice composition with the dead tree placement relative to the sun. It works well in B&W. Tri-x is a great film.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

Yeah, this is gorgeous in B&W. Is that a dancing hippo I see?

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Beautiful scene. I really like this in B&W.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great shot Micki. Beautiful.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

a great shot Micki
and thanks for all your recent comments :o)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Superb shot there. Barron and yet alive.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

Nice composition. It really carries that stormy, unsettled feeling.

1:50 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i readily recognize this as the same location as your PL test shots! :) Hmm... i once read from Charlie Waite that when you shoot a chapel against a mountain range, you should try not to allow the steeple to extend beyond the mountains and into the sky. i thought perhaps the same idea applies for this case as well. The sticks in the water (sorry i really don't know what they are) look funny sticking into the sky...

2:35 PM  
Anonymous 6oh. said...

love the hazy shade of nighttime, especially in bw. nice capture, micki.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

you chose well! This looks wonderful!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Tibs said...

Great shot, I really like it

4:15 PM  
Anonymous karl Baumann said...

These trees had too much water :-)

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Dean said...

Brilliant shot Micki, really like it mate.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

This one I love Micki!!! Awesome shot.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

A sunset that works in B&W...nice one Micki.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Good old tri-x, makes me want to buy some. Has a timeless feel.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous sinem said...

Why don't we ever get such bleak landscapes in the UK? Hmmm.... note to self, I need to travel more. Not to worry, Micki, on my travels, I do intend to come and visit you. But do be warned, I might just not leave... Ever!
Great eerie magical landscape!

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

An interesting take doing a sunset shot with B&W. I like it. BTW, I like reading your "Things I'm thankful to Cliff for ...". It adds another dimension to your blog.


8:18 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

wow f-22! I like the dead drees poking out of the water, they add a little interesting into the scene.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I think this is a fabulous shot. Perfect for black and white. Lovely.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

A lovely soft feel to this one Micki. Chris

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Ron: Threeflavours.ca said...

Works well in B&W! Almost looks like a painting! - OH, and BTW: It's impossible NOT to flip a 3-wheeler.. Especially when you drive it like it should be!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Lovely. I too like reading the things you are thankful to Cliff for. I missed along the way though exactly who Cliff is.

12:47 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki
Great shot !!

2:19 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

great micki! one of my favorites of yours...

3:14 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Lovely composition Micki.....the trees coming out of the water just make it. Phil

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Hope you marked this image for one of your postcard images when you do decide to start banging them out.


7:06 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

really nice bw tone...i like the midtone and hilight in this shot....feel the softness and airy...beautiful capture:-))

12:48 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Beautiful soft contrast - a wealth of subtle detail here.

7:30 AM  

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