Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Trinity Church in Foster, VA


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 24mm
Polarizer Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

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I took many images of this old church with three different cameras and two different lenses on the 35mm SLR. Here’s the first of them come back. I’ve been waiting for months to shoot here, and finally got there at the right time.

I love this lens. My 24mm is one of my favorite lenses. I bought it used and it’s done me well this year, but it’s beginning to fail me…something electronic and I don’t know that it can be fixed. I will have to replace it; I hope the new one captures the colors as well as this one does. I did have the polarizer on for this shot, but I’ve shot without it many times with equally fine results.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Love the colors, great shot Micki!! Nothing can beat prime lenses :)

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Beautiful warm colors. The red door makes this shot so welcoming.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i really like the wide angle look. you kept a good distance between yourself and the church. i feel no distortion.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I like glimpses of your town. :)

This is a very nice shot and it's interesting how the cemetary is in front of the church like that?

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Steve W said...

Beautiful shot of this lovely little church. I think the polarizer did a great job here of bringing out the white against the blue sky.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

It's beautiful. Lovely little church and the colors are wonderful.

Maybe the electronic contacts on the lens are dirty?

12:10 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

wonderfully framed!...just cant flaw this one...

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the lens. I know how you feel about breaking in the next one too.

I'm currently shopping for a Pentax K1000 repairman.


1:02 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

to me, looks like a scene from a beautiful dream...

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

I like the bricks leading to the red door and the perspective of the tomb stones. Very nice.

2:19 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Love the rich film quality Micki! The scene is set with the great lead you've created with the composition. The sky the ultimate backdrop for this place of divinity and rest.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Oh, I am loving that shadow from the gate : I tend to notice such things! And I agree with Ashish on the superiority of the prime lens – not so much for the definition and pictorial quality but for the discipline they impose on the composition : we get a little lazy with a zoom and it sometimes shows.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Something so haunting about tombstones and graveyards.
Appearently you are more likely to capture a ghost on film then you are with the naked eye. That has been my latest photographic challenge. No luck so far.....
Lovely sky perspective in this shot.

3:24 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

So nice. I like the Country Church feel. nice composition with the headstones in the foreground.
I've been having trouble posting on the Beta Bloggers sites, I hope I can get through on this one.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Nice church, it seems to be a piece of a children's game!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Lovely shot, Micki. Those colors are wonderful. Too bad about the trouble with the lens. Good luck on getting it replaced soon.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Lovely colours and the wide angle was an excellent choice for this shot. I'm not sure what can go wrong with a lens like this other than the autofocus, if so you can just turn it off...you don't really need to focus a lens this size anyway!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

That reminds me about my $25 lens project. I must get around to taking it apart and playing with it. Better still I should try and find some other old lenses as that one was pin sharp. This is a pleasing shot greatly helped by the polariser and the resulting sky

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Love the lines!!!!!!!!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Love this shot! One of your best. The colors and composition are fantastic!


5:28 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

micki - this is clearly a stand-out :o) gorgeous perspective, color, and subject matter.

5:30 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

LOve the perspective on this one Micki and beautifully crisp. Phil :)

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Absolutely beautiful, Micki. I love the colors. The composition works very well; my eyes went right to the doors. Also interesting is the contrast in the image. The light makes it feel almost joyous--everything about it is welcoming--but at the same time, this is a graveyard.

6:37 PM  
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6:57 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

The sure looks like a digital :) I like the wide angle and color. Nice image.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Beautiful church...Interesting composition!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! postcard perfect!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Micki, I really like this. I love the way the sidewalk leads right to the old church. Excellent perspective.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow...beautiful:-)..perfect exposure...look at the blue sky and red brick path...timeless shot:-))

10:15 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

I love the perspective on this shot Micki. Great colours also.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

I love a good cemetery photo and this one is great!

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Oooh, I am liking this image, sorry I me an I am loving it, I love images taken in cewmeteries, there is this certain charm to them. Now this is one of the 1st images like this I am liking in colour.


11:20 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

Wow I really like this one Micki, so many perfect elements.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Love the color and great capture Micki :-)

1:30 AM  
Anonymous david said...

great colorful shot, really like the strong lead-in of the path and your use of dof

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I love the colours of this image along with the terrific composition a good shot well taken

4:28 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Beautiful shadow and color! Great camera angle, also.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a charming church - and such a great perspective, making the gravestones as prominent as the church!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A beautiful capture of near/far effects. The wide angle does a wonderful job of giving such a wide depth of field. Great colors and most attractive church.

9:22 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Ah now I see why you've liked my 'cat eye' shot so much. Perspective always is best created with strong lines leading into the frame. I like yours better, because of the colours (can't bring myself to attempt coloured shots these days) AND the use of a polarizer. Gotta love filters!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

I have to say, despite this shot being in color, it's almost "creepy". Nice perspective, love how the walkway seems elongated and is flanked by headstones on either side...

9:44 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice. I have the Sigma 24mm, great macro focusing as well with lots of dof. Sorry to here it has a problem.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Alice said...

I really like the low perspective on this one. Great shot!

6:47 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Fantastic 24mm perspective here!

8:09 AM  

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