Wednesday, November 01, 2006

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR COLOR -- Church Windows

34 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/180
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm lens @ 85mm
Polarizer Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Yesterday I didn’t get to go out shooting in the morning like I usually do on Tuesdays. I was a little bit disappointed, but my kids reluctantly agreed to sit for some portraits for me in the afternoon. I made it easy on them, I had all my cameras set up with the lenses and filters ready on each and had my backdrops and reflectors and everything ready to go. They still gave me a hard enough time so that I was creatively sapped by the end of it all. The good news is that I was even able to get some shots in of my boys! Usually I can’t shoot them without a flash, they just won’t sit still long enough for a sharp natural light shot. Yesterday, though, I shot them with my favorite b&w film… TMax 3200! Ha!! Where as the TMax ISO 100 (with a green filter on the lens) was coming in at 1/4 to 1/10 for a shot at f-6.7….the TMax came in at 1/500 to 1/750! Got ‘em both! So I shot TMax 100 and 3200 in b&w as well as some expired Ilford HP ISO 400 in the TLR and some color Superia ISO 200 with a warming and warm/soft filter. I shouldn’t speak of all this until the prints come back. They may just all be horrible in the end. Hopefully I’ll get one or two good ones of each of them. I was satisfied enough at the end of the shoot that I didn’t mind too much that the clouds had ruined my beach shots I wanted to do last night.

Today’s shot is one of the windows from yesterday’s church. There were windows like this down both sides of the church with the simple curtains hanging from each.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

this is a great shot Micki, very simple but suitably abstract enough to make you look twice, the coloured panes really make the shot work... it must give a great light on the inside.
T
:o)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine window to spot...and shoot. I like the mild colors and the simplicity of it all. Nice work, Micki!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

A wonderful shot, Micki. I love the curtains. Quite colorful!

Your poor children! Always having to model for their mother, go on photographic adventures, etc. Poor, poor, kids! ;-)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Karl said...

funny shot, looks like a big microsoft windows logo ;)

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I really like this shot, Micki. Simple, graphic, and colorful.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Can't wait to see some of those shots you took with the B&W film!

Great shot today, too. Churches have some great windows.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very neat shot of the window.
It's got a lot of character, andmakes you wonder of the goings on inside.
astrobeck

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Love the range of colors, simple yet effective!

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

This window makes a nice patchwork Micki
Like Paul said, I tell you :"poor, poor kids"
They are going to break your cameras if you continue photographing them against their will.

12:28 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

coolio, the bottom ones almost look like stain glass ptgs....7.5/10

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

That is very cool how they did the curtains! love it!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous eterisk said...

Love the small frames that the window make.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous timo said...

Now thats cool, I first thought those are shirts hung up at the windows ;)

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Our church has simmple windows like that too, only in pastels, but no curtains. It's so pretty. Lovely photo.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Simple and very moving. A nice and subtl shot!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This makes for a graphics extravaganza! Windows are a wonderful subject and can be revisited time and again for different stages of character. I think I would have cropped this one at the top glazing bar to remove the top lines but, otherwise, perfectus!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Crikey, thought it was a paint advert for a minute....looks great.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

tvYummy colors! What a pretty image!

6:03 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice and simple, looks good on the black background.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice frame and beautiful display of colors....great find:-))

7:39 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

The color here is awesome...Very orig. shot

11:30 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh, man! I absolutely love this one!!

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

I love the humor in this photo! Thanks for (as usual) a big smile!

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Beautiful window, beautiful photograph!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous david said...

beautiful, a patchwork quilt of a window!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

Simple and beautiful, Micki. I love it.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

simple and yet so atractive and unique,
beautiful indeed!

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Sherri said...

I like all the colors in this window shot. Very nice.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Kris [PiXistenZ] said...

hehe, indeed looks a bit like the Windows logo from Microsoft. Anyway, i love it, great framing and great colors!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous AirBete said...

Cool! You've got to have a good eye to spot this kind of shot. Great.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I really dig this one. Very nice. Good luck on the prints.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

i like this one...it's too bad that you cut the windows...

10:47 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Old windows are cool - there's a subtle distortion in the old panes that, when combined with the colors, creates a painterly effect. Nice find.

7:47 AM  

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