Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- No Fishing with a Holga


Blogger micki said...

Thanks for all the great comments on yesterday’s shot. I actually took that one four months ago, I’ve learned a lot since then. That grasshopper was just a baby and was set free after I had used him in the photo. I had bought the daisies specifically for shooting and ended up keeping fresh daisies on my kitchen window sill all summer long. The grasshopper was very jumpy and was chilled in the refrigerator for this shot. He ended up sticking around for awhile after I took the pictures before jumping off the deck and into the yard to join his brothers and sisters. He was not frog food, because we hadn’t any frogs at the time. Since then, I’ve shot more grasshoppers “in the wild and unchilled” but never used them for food afterwards. We do have the green ones that many of you mentioned, several varieties in fact, as well as a couple more brown species. That’s one thing we have plenty of here in the woods…bugs and spiders and other creepy crawlies.

Today’s shot is another of my first Holga images. I like finding these little spots tucked away in the coves of our peninsula. It was pouring rain when I took this. I’ve since come back to this area a few times, and even saw a beautiful sunrise here once. The fisheye boat I posted a couple of weeks ago is docked here. Such a dreary day, it’s almost hard to tell this was color film in my little toy camera. In all the times I’ve been here, the only other person I saw was a lady walking her dog on this dock. You have to pay to launch your boats from here, and I’ve see some in storage. Maybe I should venture down on a Saturday morning and see what I can see. I’ll bet there’s more activity then.

On a sad note, my little stereo system was zapped by lightning the other day. Now my CD are stuck inside and I can’t get them out. My Zeppelin CDs are stuck fast!! Rats.

Camera - Holga from Holgamods.com
, get you one now.
Film - Fuji Color Pro 400H
Shutter Speed - Who cares.
Aperture Setting - Don’t know, didn’t have to think about it.
Lens - cheap, small, and plastic. Smudges easily, clean it off with your shirt…it’s a Holga.
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:39 AM  
Blogger Don said...

This has all of the holga charm. Very nice shot.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

A perfect holga shot. God I love toy cameras! Bummer about your tunes:(.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice soft tone....kinda mystery feel...i like it:-))

11:28 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Re: stuck CDs... that's what God gave us hammers and heavy screw drivers for :)

Holga? What's Holga?

Anita and I are off to explore Palo Colorado this morning. That's a canyon that runs inland from the big Sur coast up into the mountains. Digital will be in my pocket.

I always thought you were kidding about "chilling" the critters...

i like the mood of your post.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous mooch said...

I like the light and soft focus here, compliments the framing

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

These Holgas bang out some wonderful images, if only they came in digital form :)

This is an awesome shot, the natural vignette is just purfect :)

Swell swell shot.


11:54 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

The vignetting from the holga is brilliant....8.5/10

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

A lovely, soft image Micki. Too bad about the "No fishing". :-)

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Love the vignetting, great shot!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Lovely soft image. Really get the feeling of the weather in this shot.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

These Holga shots really have a character all of their own. The aberrations go well beyond the chromatic, bless them.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

fantastic shot, I love the blur it makes a special mood :-)

2:29 PM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

Oh Micki! This is really good.
You and toy cameras go so well together. I think you should do a Holga self portrait.
Then you can send it to me and I'll throw on a good Photoshop filter. heehee!


3:11 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

OH a very neat photo! it has lots of mood!

Almost expect a bad guy to jump out at you! LOL

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

I love this image. Really do. Hey, I just borrowed a film camera from a friend so I'll be posting some film stuff sometime soon.

9:04 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

What a great shot Micki :-)

10:38 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

So soft Micki. A lovely feel from the image.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Love how you did this one!! Nice.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous John Zeweniuk said...

I love the tone and feel of this shot... so damp and cold looking

11:20 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Fantastic use of the Holga...love how the grain and vignetting affect this shot!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Wingnut said...

Oh no, not the Zeplin! :)

nice shot, shows the dreary without being boring, the sign really brings it together....

hmmm, wondering if you can chill a toadie for a few, had fun shooting macros myself today, inspired by you! man those little toadies were fast..... It was so hot out, they would have warmed up instantly anyway. Nice trick, I'll remember that.

12:37 AM  
Anonymous objectif-plume said...

a great picture

12:39 AM  
Anonymous anton said...

That's cool - looks like a 1950's cine player shot.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

I love the feeling the Holga gives .
This shot makes me needing to have a walk out in fresh air.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

oh wow. thats spooky! Looks like a shot from a horror flick.

6:22 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Not the Zep!!! Sorry to hear of the zapping of your tune-age :-(

Very cool shot here - perfect Holga subject matter.

6:36 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Hey Micki...great Holga shot....beautiful soft tones...one of your best shots in my eyes. I love the way all of these cameras have a slightly different slant on life. They also seem to react slightly more severely to the type of film being used. Very cool. Phil

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Chris Vallancourt said...

Oooh, I like the soft focus on this shot.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

great mood, it has that holga dreamy quality, lovely

8:12 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Yeah, the soft focus here is really cool. This shot has such a vintage feel to it that really works here. Very artistic.

I'm looking forward to seeing more Holga images.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous david said...

oh, excellent holga! i really, really like this one!

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

Wow lovely Holga shot someone mentioned digital holga...apparently you can buy a holga lens fitted to a Nikon body cap so you can shoot Holga esque images digitally ...but where is the fun factor? ;-)

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Philippe said...

Hey Micki...Lovely feel that foto has...dreammy almost...

K, I'm also back from my holidays...and I moved out of Philo-graphious.darrenlui.com and now reside at www.flickr.com/photos/philo-graphy

you are def. more than welcome and drop a line...

For my part Im back in the routine so I'll def. be passing by here like in the old days and drop a few lines as usual!


1:55 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I don't know much about Holga's, so maybe it's what it is supposed to do, but I would have liked the sign to be a little more sharp. I like the photo and the natural effect, but the slight blur on that sign gets to me for some reason.

I do like the timing and the shot though. Very interesting.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Timeless, would expect to see Huckleberry Finn fishing!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Really cool shot, the Holga does this one a lot of favours. Great composition.

3:20 PM  
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