Wednesday, December 06, 2006

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR COLOR -- Through the Light of Autumn


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 28-85mm zoom lens @ 40mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

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Most times I go out shooting with a general plan. My time is very limited, so I’ll often make notes of places I want to shoot and work out a certain composition in my mind ahead of time. I’ll think about the details of some of these plans for weeks or even months. Then it’s a matter of waiting for the conditions to be right both at the location and also here at home. I either have to go out when everyone is sleeping or drag everyone along with me…depends. There are other times when I’ll just go out to see what I can see. Both are equally pleasing for me.

A few weeks ago I went out with a plan. I needed shots for my Wednesday theme…badly. I didn’t have anything particular in mind, though.

Fall is a beautiful time of year, and every day is lovely. However, there are a few days, about a week and a half or so, when the entire day is filled with a light that stays warm and sweet throughout. It must be a combination of the placement of the sun in the sky and the way its light filters through the colored leaves. Anyway, it makes everything look its best, no? I was driving through town and saw this scene and had to stop to take a few shots of this restaurant in that lovely and fleeting autumn light.

9:50 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Such a crisp and airy feel here! I can hear the leaves rustle along the curb...

10:56 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

i like the colors around the photo specially the blue sky. as i'm looking at the photo, i can't identify what is the main theme! is it the tree, the light post, or etc but i did get the feeling of color right away :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine street scene. I really like the brilliance of the trees behind. Those few days of that autumn's golden glow are very special.

11:56 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

gorgeous colours and great light...truly well captured..

1:16 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I think I need to sit on that bench and bask in the Fall sun. What an inviting composition, Micki.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Such a great capture! And a feeling of not so long ago. Now it's all winter up here... :( So I like this shot!

2:01 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
I think if I allow myself I could feel the wind pick up rustle through those leaves like a wonderful autumn wind chime!
I love the collonial styled architecture to Micki. I envy you and others on your side of the world with the wonderful extremes of colours you access to.

4:51 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Beautiful image Micki...has such a beautiful mood to it. Are your photos still being printed? My only worry is that the watermark software will spoil the image online.....let me know if I can help. Phil

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Very nice colors. I like autumn too, but it seems to last so short before we're in the gray skies of winter here.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What a lovely image. Your town is so pretty!

6:04 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is such a pretty, light and airy shot that it seems almost too good to be reality . . as if someone had dreamed up a perfect scene in an idyllic town.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

You weren't kidding when you said Wednesdays are for color, there's loads of it here. Love it.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Micki, this indeed is a sweet autumn scene. Sometimes planning goes out of the window and luck plays a part. Lovely shot.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Nice street scene!!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those photos that seems like I could just walk right into.
The color is so vivid and totally rocks.
And don't give the "light" all the credit. Having the eye to take the photo deserves notice.


9:27 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Lovely photo the leaves still on the trees blue in the sky and NO snow!!
My kind of town!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

nice capture Micki :)

11:37 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

wonderful hints of colour here and there. If only digital could look as nice.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

lovely shot...i like composition and mixed of colors:-))

12:13 AM  
Anonymous david said...

this shot gets more and more attractive the lnger i look at it - it really looks a noce place you live.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Love the composition and framing...nice one!

6:06 AM  
Anonymous angie said...

lovely use of the polarizer, micki :o) adds so much contrast and amazing color. great little shot of town!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very crisp and beautiful colors, great shot Micki!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Your shots in town make me want to move so badly!

I promised the boys they can finish school here. I only have 4.5 more years LOL I hate the big city! and after the boys graduate we are moving out of it! we already have a couple area's staked out LOL

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I know what you mean about that light in the's past us now and we are wearing our grey and brown for the winter.

This is definitely a shot that captures that wonderful warm light of fall.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous john said...

Nice shot, great colour.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Kris [PiXistenZ] said...

wow, everything has already been said... the colors are amazing, i love this capture!

7:22 AM  

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