Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Golden sands lit up by a dying flame,
I saw her by the shore,
unknown and without a name.
Her silhouette against the sky,
the last of the shimmering waves sparkled near her feet,
I watched, and wished the day....goodbye.
-- written by Samarth Bhasin


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/1500
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm lens @ 120mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Thanks for all your comments yesterday. I really wasn’t too thrilled with my photos. You all made my morning when I read the comments page today.

Two weeks ago I took the kids out to the Bethel Beach Nature Area Preserve. I was looking for wildlife on the east coast of the peninsula. The view of the Chesapeake Bay was beautiful, as was the beach. Actually, it’s an amazing place. You drive way out to the ends of nowhere. You park your car at the end of a really muddy dirt road (no parking area, so I turned around to face back out again, just in case more people arrived) that’s bordered on both sides with salt a salt marsh, and then you have to walk the rest of the way. The only wild life I saw were a couple of seagulls and five teenage boys fishing, one wading up to his waist in the ocean water. (I grabbed a few pics – those might show up some time soon.) My kids had a great time while I waited for the sunset behind us. We went to the end of the beach to hang out, where the water comes back around and in again. I’ll go back next time the skies are prettier to get some shots. Anyway, there’s so much energy there with the waves rolling in and the wind blowing, the noise levels were pretty high. Pity they close at sunset. No one there to enforce the rule, but that also means that no one is there if you get into trouble. So, I begrudgingly left shortly after the sun went down.

Oh, good news! I found another lab (two actually, but one is WAY out of my price range) that will give me optical photographic prints from my film and for my enlargements. This is proving to be a most difficult quest.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

Even the sand is golden. Thumbs up

8:42 AM  
Blogger jj said...

great! really nice.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is really beautiful.

8:46 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

Golden sands lit up by a dying flame,
i saw her by the shore,
unknown and without a name.
Her silhouette against the sky,
the last of the shimmering waves sparkled near her feet,
I watched, and wished the day....godbye.

sorry, that was really bad but i got hit by a poetic wave when i looked at this pic and that definitely deserves an 8.5/10

9:07 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A wonderful silhouette with a gorgeous background.
Super shot...of a great sounding place.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous John said...

The silhouette here is fantastic Micki.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Wingnut said...

very nice, I love it!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Beautiful shot. That golden color is amazing.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these types of shots!

I tend to get them alot from my oldest but the youngest never stands still long enough :-) I have to sneak up on them! LOL

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Just love it!!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is remarkable. Personal, in its way, but sharable, too. The ultra-extreme contrast has held together as it can only do on film and your golden original must really be something. And thanks for the narrative : as always, it allows us to get closer to the image.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous sil said...

Great silhouette pic. You remindend me of when I was at the Chesapeake Bay in my teens... Wish I can visit it again some day :)

1:29 PM  
Blogger Julian said...

Very nice silhouette picture. Very balanced...

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Karl said...

lovely colored backlight shot. it's very very nice.

2:20 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Great title and an equally great picture. A wonderful captured moment.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Montereyjohnhttp://montereyJohn said...

Geeze, I finally got in! What gives with Blogger?! Anyway, this is just a marvelous shot which accounts for my persistance. It captures innocence and beauty just perfectly.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous. Oh, and did I say gorgeous?

3:35 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow!!! really bright, shine and glitter...beautiful silhouette also...i like it:-)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Roberto said...

Nice Silhouette in this golden atmosphere.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah...a relaxing way near waves

Very nice photo, I could really use some beach time.


8:01 PM  
Anonymous PaTrIcK cHu said...


9:16 PM  
Blogger MOEVIEW said...

Wonderful capture I love it!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

I LOVE this one Micki! Incredible fabulous awesome shot!!!

11:14 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Really nice photo Micki.
You always make very warm images.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

silhouettes are amazing in the first place. But I have to think your eyes lit up when you got this print. This is an amazing shot. The silhouette is perfect, the sun reflection is breath taking. Wow. Outstanding.

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Ries said...

Awesome silhouette! B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!

4:07 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Beautiful work, Micki !

4:29 AM  
Anonymous mat said...


6:45 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

That's a lovely poem Sam wrote to go along with this shot. I'm glad you added it to this post. :)

8:16 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Wonderful, Micki. Just wonderful!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Oh wow Micki. This is a stunning image. I just love it.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous david said...

wonderful image Micki, just perfect!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Now this is a great silhouette. Perfect composition, and great capture of the colour.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous themaggot said...

Great shot,, I think I've visited there before. My Dad grew up on the Chesapeake Bay.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the color and there is a nice innocence about this shot. Beautiful!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous 360 Pixels said...

Wow, the silhouette is simply superb.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

A great shot, that's easy to say but really mean it, one for the "extra special" category.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

What a beautiful beautiful image. Very emotive.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous sinem said...

Beautiful silhouette presented with beautiful poetry.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful silhouette, Micki.

It's funny, when I'm not thrilled with one of my fotos, I usually recieve more comments on them. Maybe that's someone's way of telling you not to be so hard on yourself. :-)


11:03 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

41 messages it's right ! marvelous color work and cut micki congatulation !!! ;))

10:52 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous shot, micki - just superb!

8:27 AM  

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