Friday, September 15, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Regarding yesterday’s shot of the tree frog, mar00ned asked what color the tree frog is. When I found him, he was pale white and I thought he was dead. It was over 100F on the porch and he was sleeping in a folded up lawn chair. He came right around after being in the air conditioned house. He quickly turned green gray. He changes colors with his environment, but most of the time he’s a stone gray color. Ricardo asked where I found him, so that answered that question. Now he lives in my sons’ room, although my youngest daughter cares for him. He’s an amazing bug catcher. He leaps from the side of the aquarium holding on with the toes of only one foot and grabs whatever grasshopper is within reach for him to eat. He can stretch really far! Most of his day are spent sleeping on the top of a very large branch that sits in the aquarium.

So at 7:00 yesterday evening, a tree branch fell and hit my van while it was parked in the front of the house. It dented the roof, the door, and completely broke the back window out. This stinks, but at least the rain forecast for today is minimal. So, there you go. On a good note, I have plenty of car insurance, and as long as I have a rental by the end of today so I can go out shooting while the van is in the shop, I’ll be a happy camper.

It's specialty film today. I love eggs, not to eat. I don’t like to eat them, but they are my favorite still shot subject. I love grainy film. Put the two together, and I’m really a happy camper.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Kodak T-Max 3200
Shutter Speed - 1/250
Aperture Setting - f-6.7 Manual 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

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Well, I like to eat eggs! Yumm! ;-) I can't say that I've ever taken any pictures of eggs, though I can see why you find them attractive. They are nothing but curves.


8:54 AM  
Blogger Don said...

The egg is such an interesting form...a natural for shadows and it has that grain-like surface too. Well done.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Great! I love the lighting and the shadow created. Check out my white and black. Loved reading about the frog!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

So simple but so effective Micki.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Africa pictures said...

Very, very nice. The simlplicity and the shades make the picture. Well done. Bela Kozma

10:16 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

the quality of light is really great. the shot feels like a fine art work. i would love to hear about your lighting setup :) sorry to hear about your van. lukcy you have an insurance :)

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Eggs...there not just for breakfast anymore...

I love to take pictures of eggs too. this is wonderful. I love the grain and the long shadow.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Karl said...

I love this shot, it's so simple but really cool. The structure is like the grainy surface of some eggs.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Just lovely! The noise, framing, contrast, shadow .. superb!!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice tonality in this, well shot.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

light, shadow and composition remind me of still life setting for my drawing class in my old day college. beautiful bw tone range and nice touch of grainy texture...beautiful:-)))

7:21 PM  
Anonymous darr said...

Micki you are truly an artist!

I love the simplicity, lighting and the grain.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Really nice shadow effect here.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Ohhh...the grain is lovely! I love your egg shots!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Yanik said...

Hey micki, your right..the grain with the eggs and the lighting is really nice, makes me a happy camper too , hehe..Sorry to hear bout your car, shit happens!!!

2:06 AM  
Anonymous montereyjohn said...

Great texture and light micki.

The formatting is finally finished on the new blog. Meeting Manu next Thursday to pick up the Canon DSLR. Will you still talk to me? :)

2:19 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Interesting photo. I like it! :)

2:35 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

This time the lighting is not for me, long shadow don't appeal to me :( OTHERWISE ITS ok.
great great shot!
(caps lock button...sorry)

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

I so dislike how you can make the everyday ordinary images look like works of art. Aaaaaahhh, so why can't I do this?
Okay the Subster jealous now :)


5:14 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

There is something very james bond about this...shaken not stirred...just seems so classy for something so simple....8.75/10
cr=5/10 (agree with the subster, making sam jealous is uncool)

6:41 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Lovely T-Max grain here. The whole shot echoes the smooth visual simplicity of the egg. But, you knew that!
Thanks for the interesting bio on the frog, too. He sounds quite a character.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Nice the shadow!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

brave shot - thats why I like visiting your blog.

Shame to hear about the tree branch.

There was an incident here a few weeks ago involving a tree branch and a kid at school. I'll spare you the details.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous tba said...

As a fan som simplicity shots - I just love this one! The amount of grain is just right, the color balance is excellent!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Very cool!

1:41 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Love the shadow play here!

So sorry to hear about the van :-(
Always a bittersweet moment when those insurance premiums realize their worth...

6:32 AM  

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