Friday, November 03, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Kodak TMax 3200
Shutter Speed - 1/2000
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm portrait/macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
Again, the scan does not do this print justice. If you have a film camera left in the closet somewhere, get a roll of this film and go out shooting. You won’t be disappointed.

First things first, in regards to yesterday’s beetle photo. I did not chill the little critter. I’m trying not to do that any more, and I really don’t have to at this time of year. If I do ever chill again, I will let you know. I did move him to the picnic table to shoot him though. He was heading under ground when I found him, so I had to put him someplace where I could shoot. After I was done with our photo session, I put him back. And no, I don’t like beetles. They don’t particularly creep me out, but I don’t like them. I am the official bug squisher in the house, though. When there’s a big creepy crawly that needs killed late at night, the girls will wake me up. I do use my husband’s shoe to do the dirty work. :o)

Well, I am posting another grainy b&w shot this Friday because I’m really into the b&w and grain right now. I’m in the middle of shooting another roll of TMax 3200. Each shot carefully planned as the cost of the development won’t be cheap.
This photo is from the first roll I shot earlier this spring.

9:36 AM  
Blogger photopop 7.0 said...

"Each shot carefully planned"...

I stink at that. If I think or try to hard on a composition it usually doesn't work for me. My favorites tend to be off the cuff or at 60mph (hehe).

The daisies and meter are definitely an odd combination. abstract indeed.
It also reminds me of a joke, but I'm not sure if this is the place for it. pretty funny though.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I think this is neat! the beautiful of the flowers, mixed the the every day electric box! lovely contrast! :-)

I have a deal with the bugs around here, if they stay out side I leave them alone! if they come in my house I set one of the cats or the guys after them! LOL

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Wonderful. That photo rather constructed. That is not single to know how to see but to know how to create. Greetings!

11:43 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

thats just is bang on...8/10

1:27 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Interesting choice of subject. I like the quirkyness of it.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I like this combination, very interesting.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

oooo very nice feeling looking at this photo, since winter has just arrived (suddenly) in my place... :)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Don said...

This strange duo has a certain appeal because of the differences. Fine camera work.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I like the whimsy in this shot. It truly is an odd combo but that's what makes it.

As you can probably tell I love black and white, and this is stunning.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I'm beginning to think that your signature Micki is the **daisy shot**
Hugs NG

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Great b&w work! Lovely scene.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I gotta get me some of that film!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, and black and white works quite well here. I particularly like the depth of field, as well as the small object in the foreground that adds perspective.

Abe from

1:06 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i really like the simplicity of this picture. It truly brings out the delicacy of the flowers.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Love the grain imege. nice capture Micki.
Have a nice weekend ! :)

4:01 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Interesting combination. I bet it would have been interesting in colour too.

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

I really like the grain of high speed film. I miss that.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Love the grain, superb shot!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Decorating the meter with flowers, what a wonderful touch.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Micki, I absolutely love the tones in this image. It's beautiful in black and white. Also, I really like the hint of texture in the wood. Great shot.

8:41 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Lovely, lovely contrast here - both in image character and subject. A perfect choice for 3200.

7:52 AM  

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