Wednesday, November 22, 2006

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR COLOR -- The Colors of Harvest


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/3
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Spot Metered off the Orange Flower
Lens - Minolta 50mm macro lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
Slight edge cropping

Well, I almost didn’t post this shot today because my scanner did such a poor job again due to the contrast. But what the heck, today’s theme is color and this is color. I took many shots of this display, testing out different exposures, and this one and the one prior to it came out the best. On the prints, all of the details down to the center of the pinecones are there and the highlights are not this bright. I think I got this exposure right for two reasons, I metered off of the orange flowers, which probably helped keep the highlights under control, and then I filled in the shadows on the pinecones with a reflector. Light source was natural/indirect light coming from a small window on my right and from the skylight above. I used the camera’s timer so I could go back over to the display and hold the reflector in place.

We have a nor’easter blowing through right now, hope the power stays on. It’s already gone off once. We lost it on Thanksgiving Day two years ago. To all my fellow turkey-eating Americans, have a blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow. We do have much to be thankful for.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Nice composition and lighting. I like the leaves. Nick

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Micki, what a beautiful fall composition. It reminds me of Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow! Very good timing! :-)

I'm trying to think of a shot for tomorrow that represents the season ...

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Dotun Ayodeji said...

very rich colors, nice shot.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Don said...

The display is beautifully arranged and photographed very well. I really like the exposure and wonderful colors.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Lovely and seasonal still life.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

love the setting...beautiful! i like the dark background here...making the color stand out:-) neat shot!

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely colors and great setup, nice one Micki!

12:34 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Lovely still life. Autumn is a beautiful time of year.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

A great batch of color for sure!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

A very nice nature morte

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Charles said...

As always, black and yellow work together nicely. NIce shot.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Now I absolutely ~*LOVE*~ this one!!All my favorites of autumns bounty!
~*HAPPY THANKSGIVING*~ to you and your family!hugs NG

4:34 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

this is a great still life, in a classic sense. The colours and composition work really well.

Have a great Thanksgiving


5:56 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Lovingly arranged and, despite the scanner, very well lit and metered I can see.
From this side, I wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Beautiful arrangement for an autumn still life. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Legabal said...

Nice contrast yelow and black Intersting composition.^.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

A perfect arrangement for Thanksgiving. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:).

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A flamish painting ambience... Nice details and a thought about the times which is passing.indeed, I like it a lot.

5:04 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Thanks for yesterdays comment Micki. A nice still life. I also plan to do more indoor shots in the winter months. Using lights and reflectors is quite fascinating.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

That is a beautiful holiday arrangment. Is it going to be on your table? Happy Thanksgiving!!!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. I love the composition of this image ... and the colour. Just beautiful.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely lovely, lovely.



9:42 AM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

good composition of colors...

6:42 PM  

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