Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Small Town Jewelry Store


Blogger micki said...

I had forgotten to read Sunday’s comments before posting yesterday, so regarding more of a view from having the three trees come down…no. When I say that I live in the woods, I live in the woods. There are four or five more trees immediately behind the three that came down, then the drive way, and then you’re back into the woods again. Our driveway is just a path cut through the woods with trees right along the edges on both sides, as is the road we live on. My husband hates riding with me when I’m driving because he thinks I’m going to hit a tree on his side at any moment. I’ve only done that ONE time, and that’s when I was backing up. It hit my side mirror, and he wasn’t in the van with me. And not that vehicle and that tree are both gone. :o)

Anyway, our yard is so small that in the morning when I run my laps along the perimeter of the yard, along the tree line that surrounds it, it takes me about 45-50 seconds to make one lap. The rest of the three and a half acres is trees. What will we do with the wood from the trees that my husband cut down? Well, although he’s still cutting up trees that came down from Isabel, various storms after her, and now Ernesto, I’m sure he’ll let these three he just cut down age over the winter and then we’ll burn the wood next year. This year I’ll burn Isabel wood. We have an awesome wood burning stove that heats the entire house if I keep the fire going strong. I usually keep it going 24/7 from late November to the end of February. Keeps the heating costs down in the winter, and I like being able to wear sleeveless shirts and shorts during the holidays.

So if you ever come to my area for a visit and you need to buy a diamond, you can always come to this little jewelry store downtown and see what catches your fancy.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji Superior ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 24mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:44 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I like the light on the front of the building. It looks very interesting...and has a chair in front...a place to sit and think about things. Nice one.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Brett Admire said...

Love the angle!! great job!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I just love your town! Looks like a wonderful place to live!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I too love the angle and the funky bench with the sailboats carved on the top. Very quaint.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Beautiful house and light

10:48 AM  
Anonymous mar00ned said...

Glorious light

11:05 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Smooth sunlight here on the little store and I like the sharp angle with the 24mm . . . but the seat steals the show. What a wonderful seat!

12:34 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

nice angle and the shadows.....8/10

12:37 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

nice and cozy...

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Very quaint, just the kind of place I like best. The bench is wonderful...I would love one of those in the front of my house, of course it would have to wait until the yard is all fixed up again.

2:21 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Wow, you have a real knack for photography - all of your images are stunning! I had to come check out your site because I saw your name on a comment on From Our Kitchen and my nickname was Micki (spelled the same) growing up!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous anton said...

Nice warm colours. Very quaint place.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

A very authentic old-towne archictectural style. Well framed too!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

This kind of shot is difficult and you really mastered it.
Of course I am not surprised at all!


5:23 PM  
Anonymous Toxic Lens said...

This photo has a great small town feel... Reminds me of some places in central PA...

7:26 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice shot. Do you use the wood burning stove to cook with or just for heating?

7:41 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

I also like the angle of this shot Micki, and the light, and the chair in the foreground. Jewelry shopping is one of my most favourite pastimes, even if I can't afford to buy anything, seeing a building/shop like this one would certainly entice me inside.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Lovely building, I really wish I was at a place like this at the moment, away from all the stress of UK living (not as if there would not be any stress in here, but it does look peaceful)


7:49 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice green bench in front....i like the angle and warm tone here...nice capture:-) btw kinda wow! me about burn the wood....that not gonna happen in the city where i live...what a nice treated during cold winter:-)))

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shot I love small towns, so much more intimate than the city.

Jeff Ambrose

8:52 PM  
Blogger Ptelea said...

That really is a great bench with the sailboats and it is green - no less! My favorite color. I can see why you placed it where you did in your composition.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

Gorgeous light in this shot! Really nice. This must be helped out by the filter - I have to get me one of those.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Karl said...

lovely :)

4:21 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Love the angle in which you have taken this pic. Gorgeous sky blue !

4:39 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Your place sounds so lovely, seriously. :)

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Kris [PiXistenZ] said...

The angle is well chosen. Love this store, always nice to see things i don't see in Belgium

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Micki, your town is so quaint! :-) That seat in front of the jewelry store looks very inviting, indeed. You've captured the perfect light. BTW, you really do live out the sticks! Dang!

6:09 AM  
Anonymous david said...

you seem to live in a pretty picture postcard perfect place; does it have a name? another great shot.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Your comment is a fine story of trees. I'm wondering that you're living on the branchs of a big tree. LoL
Have a nice day Micki

7:06 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

This is so American! I love it. Reminds me of when I lived in US for a whole year, a loooong time ago :)

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Just love the perspective, the wide angle looks cool!

2:20 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Small town America, indeed - looks like a fine spot to sit and watch the world go by...

6:15 AM  

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