Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Courthouse Barbershop

26 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 200
Shutter Speed - 1/6
Aperture Setting - f-13 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm zoom lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Found my new lab for my color 35mm and 120!! So happy with the work and they pay postage to and fro. Another plus, send them five rolls of film and the fifth roll is free! Can’t beat that either. More on them later, I’m behind this morning…as usual.

Regarding yesterday’s photo, yes I used a tripod (always do…almost never shoot handheld.) The dof is very limited when I stack on the extension tubes, and the scans yesterday were poor. I guess my cheap little scanner was having a particularly bad day. What kind of bug is this? I haven’t got a clue. They were all over my one lily plant this year and were only about ½ inch long. As for toad food, I’ve made it my practice never to feed my subjects to the amphibians. Just keeping things fair and balanced.

OK, so if you come to my neck of the woods, and you need a haircut, gentlemen, I have just the place for you. Downtown we have this little establishment. While you’re waiting for a trim, maybe, just maybe, a sweet young thing will come in for her daily dose of artificial sunlight.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine subject to post. I like the old fashioned barber shop and it smell...and friendly people. Nice one.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Cool. Is the barber's name Floyd? :-) That kind of looks like Mayberry!

I'm glad to hear that you don't sacrifice your subjects to the toads.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous MontereyJohn said...

Tanning booth in teh Barber shop?!!!! Is nothing sacred? Sheesh. i love it.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love tuesdays and seeing shots of your charming little town. It has a nice small town feel to it.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Love the bricks here, great capture!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Thats one cute little place!

12:07 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Love the small town atmosphere, it does sort of look like Mayberry. Except for the tanning sign.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. Come again anytime.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

You don't see old fashioned barber shops any more!

we have Row houses everywhere here, band this one complex of them is right on one of our busiest streets! they are 3 levels and a lot of the units right on the street have businesses down stairs.

One is a barber shop I love looking at it as we pass buy!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous 360 Pixels said...

I always look for those old genuine barbers to get a haircut. Just dont trust those 17 year olds with a trimmer in their hands. I love the inclusion of the tree in the foreground and the way you have framed the shop with the leaves. Nice!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Old fashioned barbershop with a tanning bed? Excellent shot. So much character is these kind of images that I just don't see in a big city like where I live.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice classic barber shop...i like the colors and texture of trees bark and hamging leaves in the forground...nice capture:-))

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Old meet new at that Barber shop. An old fashioned haircut (barbers only seem to know 2 types, short and shorter...lol) and a 21st century tan.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A nostalgic touch for this one!

4:32 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Very charming and nicely framed, good colour also.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

looks like you live in an old traditional type town. I do need a haircut, but I don't think I'll be travelling that way anytime soon.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Awesome!! There are only a handful of these types of shops left in Toronto and I love to see them. Great to be back Micki...I've missed seeing your shots!

9:06 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

Nicely framed. Warm and inviting.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I find the trunk of that tree so interesting..a closeup requested.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Warren said...

Oh man, I miss getting a REAL haircut from a barber. I loved going to the shop down the street with my grandfather when I was a kid. Haircut and a bubblegum for $3. Can't beat that with a stick.

12:51 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Great shot. I love the tanning beds in a barber shop!

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Karl said...

well, I do need a haircut badly so it's perfect ;)

3:28 AM  
Anonymous christian said...

Thank for answering about using tripod or not.
Hi Micki, send only the fifth roll to your new lab and the work will be always free. LoL
Ok, I'll go to this barber's next time and maybe, just maybe, i'll meet you.
Can you explain me what mean "to my neck of the woods" and the last sentence "a sweet ...."
thanks Micki

4:33 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is a great find to share. The place is kinda timeless and the contradiction of the tanning room prompt is well-matched by the door signage saying both ‘welcome’ and ‘closed’. For gruesome details of the origin of the ‘barber’s pole’ device, enter those words into Wikipedia.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Jamey said...

Nice building that. Bit of a shame there's a tree in the way. I hate trees, they're the enemy of urban photographers everywhere :)

6:02 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Ah, small town downtown - great little slice of Americana here :-)

6:56 AM  

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