Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- In my Daughter's Eyes



26 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

First I need to take the time to say thank you for your comments, not just yesterday, but every day. If I didn’t have dial up, I’d take the time to e-mail you all personally every day. Your kind words (and suggestions on how to improve my images) are most appreciated.

OK, I’ve got a cleaning at the dentist’s today. I have highly sensitive teeth and receding gums, so I dread this visit twice a year. God bless those women, though. They are gentle, and they do this with my son sitting on my lap peering into my mouth most of the time. (Another reason to love a small town.) Wish me luck, can’t wait until it’s over.

As our courthouse green is very small, and the two rows of historic buildings facing each other are very close, the only way to shoot these buildings is with a wide angle lens. I’m working on these images. This day the sky was washed out, so I used a different wide angle lens. My youngest daughter agreed to where it for me while I shot.

Reflections of the Civil War Monument
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/350
Aperture Setting - f-3.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 50mm macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Reflections of the Visitor’s Center
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/250
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Program Mode
Lens - Minolta 50mm macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Reflections of the Old Courthouse
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/500
Aperture Setting - f-4 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 50mm 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… Understanding all of us, and being there for us.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I like this series, it's fun and creative. "Great Lens" gotta love that wide angle!

Good luck at the dentist (I dread that as well).

9:21 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I've taken pictures of reflections in sunglasses, but never with the same intentions. Very creatively done. Also like the over all color tones in these pictures. They're pleasing to the eye.

Think happy thoughts while you're at the dentist. =)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine, creative series. You've improvised a great wide angle lens. Nicely done.

10:27 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Good luck Micki.....there are no words to describe my fear of the dentist so I won't try! As for the photo...great reflection and the perfect use for a small child! Phil :)

10:33 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

Can't give you much comfort on the dentist...been there very very few times cuz according to him me teeth are perfect but best of luck anyways...
the shot is fantastic, loving the angle, great reflection...8.25/10

11:10 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Neat photos I love the bulding in the last photo! Reflections are always interesting to photoraph!Your daughter a great sport supporting moms hobby!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Excellent reflections, love all of these.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Great choice of wide angle "lenses". That's a nice twist! :-) Good luck at the dentist! Tony has a cleaning today, too. Gotta get those teeth nice and shiny and ready for the first day of school!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I love the creative storytelling. The DOF is nice. I love the sharpness of the images in the sunglass lens compared to the very blurry background. Very fun series!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

That's some fun pictures. I love playing with reflections.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Innovative approach and fun. Very nice.

Good luck at the dentist. I hate going as well.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely reflections, great series!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

These are great Micki. I really like all three of them.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

What a lovely way to show your town!

Your Daughter makes for a great model too!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

we got 2 in 1 photo here (portrait and landscape)...nice idea to frame the reflection on the sunglass...really nice composition:-)))
btw i have to thank u also to make daily comment and visit my 2 photo blogs..i really appreciated- i love ur sunday quess?(awesome idea)-i never miss it, fun!!!- :-))

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

This is great! The unique framing and the model make it a fab series.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Much better shots than if they had just been of the buildings by themselves.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Very creative Micki! I like all three! By now you are already home from the dentist. I hope it went okay. I too hate to go:(

10:01 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

is broadband not available in your area??

Seems you even paid attention to the reflection in the sunglasses, something I never would have thought of!

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Still said...

What are we seeing int the eyes of the others ? Fantastic shots to present the historic buildings!

3:33 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

very creative idea Micki!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Ya, I like the profile of your daughter with the reflection on her glasses. That is really interesting. Kinda like viewing life throught the obscure eyes of a teenager. Quite profound really.

5:56 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Of the three, the final shot is my favorite both in terms of composition and effectiveness of that alternative wide-angle lens :-)

Hope all went smoothly for you at the DMD!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous suresh said...

I like the first and third photo. the reflection is nice

8:32 AM  
Blogger Legabal said...

Genial image.^.

1:46 PM  

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