Friday, September 01, 2006

FRIDAYS ARE FOR ABSTRACT IMAGES, SPECIALTY FILM, OR SPECIALTY CAMERA IMAGES -- Little Church Down the Road/Holga Shot

23 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Posting an hour or two early today. I think I’m going to lose my electricity.

This shot was from my very first roll of film I ran through the first Holga I purchased. The developed film was lost, but found and returned to the lab. With this roll of film I learned that the viewfinder on my camera doesn’t show you everything that the lens sees. (That’s why you see the nose of my van in the frame.) This little church I pass almost every time I go out. I don’t know how old this particular building is, but the dates on some of the headstones in the little graveyard behind the church go back to the late nineteenth century. There have been quite a few weddings here this summer and an almost equal amount of funerals. From what I can tell, Sunday services last at least three hours. I have shot this church in color, infrared, during early morning fog, and now in black and white with my Holga. This summer they cut down two large trees that had been in front of the building. They may have needed the room for parking. The little congregation seems to be growing.

For the first time in about three months, I am rained in from doing my laps today. Ernesto has arrived and the rain is really coming down. It’s been raining most of the week from a front that moved through earlier, and today we’re expected to get a minimum of 4-5” with some local areas getting 8” or more. No more rain deficit after today. If we don’t lose our electricity by time Ernesto moves through by dawn tomorrow, it will be a blessing. The winds have started to pick up while I’ve been surfing the blogs and writing this text for today. One of the really tall, ugly pines on the edge of the woods has been at a 45 degree angle now for ½ an hour. Darn, no electricity means no well pump. No well pump means no water. I hate that.

Camera - Holgamod Holga http://www.holgamods.com/ Get you one!
Film - Ilford HP 5 Plus ISO 400
Shutter Speed - Didn’t have to think about it
Aperture Setting - Who cares?
Lens - Small, cheap, and plastic – no worries
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

7:17 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

the old church has heaps of character Micki!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous sinem said...

I was going to ask you about the van - now I know. This church looks like it's got many stories recorded in its nooks and crannies - and not just of weddings and funerals.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

With Blogger you can set the timestamp to post at the time and date you want, just in case you didn't know =)

And that's a great picture of a little country church. Very nice

8:36 AM  
Blogger Svein-Frode said...

The van bugs me, but now you know why some of us fall in love with 100% viewfinders... :D

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Got to love when you discover the view finder doesn't show all! I have a few photo's like that! ehhehe

I hope your tree doesn't fall, and well you keep your power!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I really like the white church The holga look adds its charm. I hope your day goes well despite Ernesto.

9:27 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Cool shot Micki I have been waiting to see shots from that Holga of yours...yours seems to have more even lighting than mine....I like it. Been thinking of plugging a few holes on mine....can't make my mind up. POst more..this one is great. Phil

9:32 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Love this image!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Love the shot very cool.

Sounds like you need a generator to at least keep your water pump going. Good luck I hope the electric stays on.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous david said...

great little holga shot of a great little church!!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Diya said...

nice little church, beautifully captured, maybe just a little to bright.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Love this holga shot! I hope the storm doesn't get too crazy down there! Take care,

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Samarth said...

Brilliant brilliant holga...love the shot...8.5/10....

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1:17 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shot Micki, the perspective is cool. Have a great weekend!!

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Something here makes a strong impression... Perhaps this clear white... A surrealistic touch!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

That’s a smart-looking church-house and, thru the eye of the Holga, it looks well cared for, I’d say.

6:08 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

Enjoy Holga !! :-) nice picture Micki :)

3:04 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

This shot has stacks of character (which you would expect from a Holga). Its nicely taken and I like it. I love your comments in the EXIF fields :-)

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

This shot looks very interesting and kinda old. I love this bleached look. :-)

6:00 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

the simply construction belies the faith built inside, nice subject matter

6:24 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Great to finally see some results from the first Holga shoot - what a tiny church! Here's hoping you made it through the coastal monsoon conditions and that the power never faltered.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous suresh said...

I like the perspective.. Cool shot micki.

8:26 AM  

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