Saturday, July 01, 2006

Lilies in Black and White


Blogger micki said...

The lighting was very poor on these lilies that are in the yard of the woman who gives my daughters music lessons. It was harsh and was washing the colors out. But I happened to have a roll of Tri-X in one of my cameras, so I shot them in b&w instead. This is one of those shots.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Tri-X
Shutter Speed - 1/1000
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Manual Mode
Used a gray card to meter
Used the self timer to avoid camera shake
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
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…. Building my love of nature by taking us out to the country every weekend, then moving us out to the country.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

This shot in B&W really works. Lovely image.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

great tones Micki - like how the flowers in the foreground are brighter..cheer :)

7:59 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lovely shot, B&W flower shots are always tricky, this came out very well.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!! coinciden tially Faustina did a B&W flower today too.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Micki, you picked the pefect vehicle for bright and constrasty days, B & W and it worked out very nicely!


8:18 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

This is lovely. Very funereal but I like it!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

This is really beautiful! :)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

This is lovely in black and white.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Beautiful!!! I've really been getting into the B&W flower shots myself lately...they look so different yet still magnificent.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous DAVE from Postcards from The End said...

Ahhhhh I love contrast. This is a great picture.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

B&W was a good choice. Lovely shot.

12:49 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Simple and beautiful... It's just quite and peaceful looking at this picture. i love the shallow DoF, too.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Fraser said...

Good old tri-X. Makes this picture almost funereal -- and a great shot.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Simplicity wins every time. Lovely smooth shot and neat composition.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous shaped said...

wow. i like the contrast! very nice flower shot micki!

5:49 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I really like your composition...nice dynamic quality.
The B&W work is right on. Very nice.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

VERY nice! Love the white frame. Good touch.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

I've never really seen flowers done in black and white before, but it works well here. Great shot!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

A different view of the lily in B&W.
The white really pops out!All you need is a bride holding them!

12:39 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. It's a good composition and it's lovely the way the flowers pop out of the image. Great dof. Cheers... Chris

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Nice composition and DoF. Well done.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Both me and my wifde agree that this is a damn neat shot.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Still said...

Very harmonious

4:53 PM  
Anonymous armeen said...

it's lovely. i have heard very highly of Tri-X :)

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Philippe said...

Although you mentioned that the lighting was poor I still think this is a classic photo. THere's something about B&W film photo that has me thinking of switching to it sometime soon...Amazing photo.


6:27 AM  
Anonymous david said...

really nice b&w shot: tone, contrast and composition, all great!!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Gene Wilburn said...

These look great in B&W! You're inspiring me to get out with some good ol' B&W film.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

beauitful composition , nice hilight on the flowers:-)))

11:16 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Tri-X to the rescue!

11:09 PM  

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