Monday, July 17, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Before I forget, yesterday’s image was my 2005 Road Atlas. At the price I paid, it will also be my 2006 and 2007 Road Atlas. I’ll buy a new one in ’08.

Yesterday was a wonderful day. I did the mini shoot in the morning. Later I went out to shoot the free concert. It was a local blues/jazz group with a strong following. I expected quite a crowd. I got there a few minutes early to ask them if I could shove my camera their way while they performed. Well, they were either late or a no show. I waited for about 10 minutes, but then got to thinking, even if they showed up now, by time they set up and did their sound check, I would have to be long gone. I had to take my oldest to her orchestra practice. So I buzzed out of there and fed the family, cleaned up, loaded the boys and my camera equipment into the van and hauled daughter #1 to practice. Then I went about my evening. It was a lovely end to a hot, humid day. The breeze was just right and the temps were coming down nicely as the sun rested lower in the sky. I ran into a former member of our homeschool group. He is a very kind man with an infectious laugh, and we had a great chat for about 15 or 20 minutes. Later, I was heading toward the public boat landing to see if it would be a good spot to shoot sun and moonrises. It IS a perfect spot. I took some evening images and started a conversation with the most charming couple. Turns out the woman grew up just a couple houses down from where I live. To them I say, (she said she’d have a look at my blog) if you’re ever out this way driving around some evening, do stop by. I would love to visit with you some more and we could go down to the end of the road and watch the sun set.

Today’s image is a reshoot. I really liked the first one, but there is a mar of some sort on the negative and I wouldn’t post, despite Phil saying I should. So, I reshot, and I don’t like to do that. I find reshooting images boring.

Hope everyone has a great week! It’s going to be blazin’ hot and stifling humid here!! Heat index over 105F. I need to fill up the pool for the boys.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm portrait/macro 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…. Co-signing the loan for our first car purchase.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

A scorcher here as well Micki...and I say bring it on!!! ;o)

Nice first thought was "ouch!...nasty cut with stiches!"

9:12 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Pretty hot here too, 82 degrees :)

I like what your lens does. I have good macro equipment and I should use it more often.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I like the fade away on either side of focus. Nicely done.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

lovely balance between abstract and detailed, micki, well done!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Very very nicely done, Good DOF & digging the perspective.


10:17 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Really lovely shot. When I first saw it, it reminded me of a slightly abstract (red) fern.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I thought the same thing as Otto. Very good indeed.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous laure said...

The weather is much the same here. Miserably hot and humid with 105 heat index...Yuck...Blech!

I love the details in the stitching on the baseball.

11:24 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Looks a little like strawberry sundae at this range. Slurp~ :)

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely macro, good dof!

1:31 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

beautiuful patterns...i like dof and softness on the edge:-))

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

very cool dof. first I thought it was a macro of a cake ;-) sry, I´m hungry right now.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Remarkably good macro shot here – although, not being too familiar with baseballs, all the other listed items seemed well possible to me! Shame about the concert, you woulda come away with good shots, I’m sure.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

Love this shot! great angel!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I'm in the red fern first impression camp which looks like a good camp to be in :-)

7:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

This would have been a good "take a guess" image Micki. Excellent shot.

12:48 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Nice detail of the ball, micki

1:59 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki
I love Baseball.Nice shot.

2:21 AM  
Anonymous jlc said...

almost that a skeleton dorsal . it is a beautiful abstract image

6:09 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Awesome pic !

4:27 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Love the stray thread fuzz and the hint of leather surface texture along the left side...

12:29 AM  

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