Tuesday, August 08, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Not a whole lot of time this morning. I’ve got a great story to share for A Smile for Wednesday’s, though. Hoping not to get rained out for the moon rise tonight. It rises about six minutes before sunset here, so it should be a good one…but the weather forecast doesn’t look good. Skies are clearing right now, so I’m hoping to do some test shots this morning.

Oh, passed this building several times a month for five years now, and only noticed it about two weeks before I shot this image one sunny Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is, I’m sure it’s not a business, but it looks too small to be an apartment. Then again, if I was 20, single, and low on cash, I could live here easily. No polarizer on this photo, these are just the wonderfully saturated colors I get from this used lens when I’ve got the sun to my back. I love this lens, when I can get it to work…it’s still so quirky, but I’m starting to figure it out how to coax it to work for me. $80 not wasted at all.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/500
Aperture Setting - f-16 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 24mm lens bought used from B&H Photo
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… Finally allowing me to use the push mower to mow around the dozens and dozens of little trees that lined our property. Oh sure, I hated it then, and sorry for the saplings I mowed down in my carelessness; but I sure did build up some good arm muscles…and work ethic.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Whatever the building is...it's attractive. A great place to sit and relax. B&H is a great photo business - always excellent service.

9:23 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Cute looking place and v nice colours. Phil

9:29 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Ah, wonderful 24mm convergence - great low-ish perspective. Love the bit of mirroring between the foreground fence line and the eaves of that tiny structure. I'd like to think that vintage Coca-Cola sign does something for the re-sale value on that place :-)

9:53 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

I love the perspective and composition of this shot Micki and the movement of colour from dark grey through to green, to the red of table and chairs and then the white of the building. I don't really like the brick building to the right of the image but I know you often can't have everything! :-) It is such a clear photo also. Chris

10:03 AM  
Anonymous ma said...

Ma again

Now I really like this one. Would make a good place to escape to with a glass of pink lemonade & a good Joanne Fluke book.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the comp and colors of this. Makes you want to sit and sip for awhile.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

Funny small house, looks like a single person in a single room lives there... funny thought :-)

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Love the perspective and the colours.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

What a neat building! Very nicely captured Micki!

1:11 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Haha what do you do at the coke house? Drink the cola? Haha this is very tickling. i'd love to have an icy cola on a hot afternoon. :)

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely viewpoint, and ofcourse the colors are lovely!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

That’s a cute little cabin there and I like the details your shot picks up : the external power and the bricked-up window . . definitely a strange place for a table, two chairs and birdbath . .

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

It's adorable although some windows would be nice. Very lovely tones in this.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

I have to say, your small down Coke house is a lot cuter then the BIG City coke house :-)

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

So why does a small town have a "coke" house (no pun intended) :P


5:44 PM  
Anonymous John said...

I have that 24mm Sigma also, great close focusing as well. Nice shot

6:02 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

Coke house eh? A place where druggies can go to shoot coke.

Wow no polariser, yet look at that sky! I can never seem to get deep blues like that.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like the angle of this photo...little cute red table set in front add the charming to the house ...great find:-))

10:15 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

L love it, nice one. You can tell when you are in The South, none of that wussy Pepsi stuff.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Charming little building! Nice camera angle

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Finally upgraded my browser so now I can comment on your site! I love the birdbath in this shot.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

If they rented that as an apartment you could be sure that the listing would use one of the following words: "cute", "cozy", "quaint", or "adorable". All euphamisms for "small". :-) Your town is so cool. I love it.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Lovely little coke house!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lol a CocaCola house :D I like it, nice angle.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous david said...

looks like someones converted their shed into a cafe for one! nice shot!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Mike Adkins Photography said...

Love the low profile shot. Everything looks different from a dogs eye point of view. I like taking pictures of cars from a low profile, it makes them look bigger than life. This shot makes you want to stop in for a cold one.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

what a neat little place... I need a good prime lens that size. the colors and perspective came out great!

5:07 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

What I really like about this one is the perspective. The low camera point sets the angle just right for the house to appear so small and cute. And also the frames in the foreground are a very good leading line into the photograph.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Looks like a bargain vacation rental. Cool find.

11:29 AM  

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