Friday, August 04, 2006



Blogger micki said...

I did go out shooting yesterday. I started warming up my camera and lenses at 5:30, and by time I was ready at 8:30, all was well. No fogging, and I finished off the roll of film. Wanted to shoot some b&w as well, but that camera was at home…in the cool, dry house. (Kicking and screaming, Marc! No digital!) So this morning I’ve been warming up the camera and lens again for some b&w nature shots. It’s not quite as warm as yesterday, but the humidity is still thick and stifling.

Thought I’d better post some of these summertime daisy shots I took in June before Fall arrives. I ordered another roll of this film, I just love the grain, and at ISO 3200, I should even be able to capture a couple of portraits of my wiggly boys!

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Kodak TMax ISO 3200
Shutter Speed - 1/1500
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
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… Steaks off the grill, boy can you grill a steak!!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine reminder of the balmy (in your case humid) days of summer. I can't believe it's August already.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous jlc said...

I love the grain too on this sweet shot.

have a nice week end ;)

8:57 AM  
Anonymous david said...

really nice shot, love the contrasty b&w tones and the graininess. Excellent!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Nice shot, love the old feel to it! Impressive at ISO 3200

10:04 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I don't know why, but I just had a good laugh at this photo. I guess that must have been the toes positioned next to the flowers ... it was quite unexpected.

I know what you are talking about with fog. I had an incident myself this morning. I'd been using the lens for about 45 minutes and sunddenly, it started fogging up on the front element. I think as the temperature started rising in the woods, things started to condense.

I think that the humidity was about 100% when I went out this morning. Also, different parts of the woods seem to vary in temperature by about 5 degrees or so and I moved from a warm part, near the lake, to a cool part.

10:16 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

I love it is beautifully delicate...nice work as always. Phil

10:30 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

The contrast are just perfect. And I love the composition.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Lovely shot. The grain and composition are wonderful.

11:17 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Really nice shot. I love this image.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Beautiful image! Micki I admire you for being so adament about using film. My first roll of b/w with the holga was a total flop and it was like throwing money in the garbage. There is something to be said for that delete button....

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Micki, I just came back for one more round. The image is quite lovely and very sentimental.


11:56 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

This is a really sweet picture. If i remember right, you've posted similar pictures before but somehow this is especially sharp and clear. i love it.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i love this shot:-)) nice bw contrast. i like the composition and the way u frame the subject...emotional image:-))

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely old feel, the grain works well. Have a great weekend!

1:54 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

It has a sort of old movie type feel....for reasons unknown to me i felt absolutely moved when i saw this shot and i immediately thought of a funeral..8/10 from me and for reasons even i dont know...ive bookmarked you on my new photoblog, i hope ull come and visit....its at

1:56 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I love black and white shots very nice!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Very creative. Pretty. It feels like a summer day so many years ago just hanging out and drinking lemonade on the porch.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Frozenswirl said...

beautiful composition miki:D

2:57 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

Just lovely!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad our heat wave and moved on for now!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

One of your bestest shots ever, really love the composition. Sorry for the short comments, soo tired dropping off to sleep but MUST visit all my favourite blogs :)

5:01 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

nice toes

6:18 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This shot is smooth all over . . love the grain and the softness around the central focus. This really is a piece of artwork.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Beautiful delicate shot!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

This really is a great B&W shot Micki! I love it...the flower brightness (Whiteness?) is amazing!

1:25 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Very nice, love your monochrome shades especially.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Ayash Basu said...

I am not a fan of noise i images but it so totally works here. Fanatastic!

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A fine composition. Very evocative atmosphere

5:34 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Hands-down, one of your best images so far!
Perfectly timeless, and the tones are simply gorgeous.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous tad said...

love the grain here, i ardor that film, cute toes ;)
good exp on flowers ;)

5:26 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Interesting and nice shot

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Christian Wagner said...

I really love this one. It's really a special shot. The 3200 film added a lot to this.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Lala said...

Not sure what it is that I love about this image - just feels good.

10:55 PM  

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