Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Mathews Art Gallery, Mathews, Virginia


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/100
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 24mm
Polarizer Filter
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

It is hoped that you would respect my ownership of the images posted here on Shutterbug Underexposed, despite the ease with which you could copy my photos. If you would like a true photographic print of any of my images, please contact me at goodiesbaker@yahoo.com and I will be happy to provide you with one.

A good 50% of the time I go out shooting in the early mornings, I will head out to Mathews County on the east side of the peninsula. It’s a quiet community with a lot of watermen and artists. The arts are very important around there with the locals. There are many concerts throughout the year to enjoy and numerous displays of local artists’ works to be found everywhere. Today’s photo is of the Mathews Art Gallery on Main Street. I shot this early one Sunday morning on the way home, shortly after the sun had reached a point in the sky to light up the west side of the street. If I can get it in gear and get some enlargements made, I would love to apply to be one of the galleries exhibiting artists. It would be an honor to have my work displayed here. I didn’t even realize until recently they exhibited photographers. I’d not noticed any photographic work on display there before. This isn’t to take away from Miss D’s Framery here in town. She graciously accepted me as a gallery artist back in November and I have a few photographs on display there for sale that they matted and framed. Both of these galleries, as well as several others around the area, exhibit work from so many talented residents of the middle peninsula. I would encourage all of you to visit your local galleries and see how everyone around you expresses themselves through the arts.

Did you all see the books by Gary Gladstone featured in next month’s issue of Popular Photography? I had to hop over to amazon last night and buy his first book, Passing Gas: And Other Towns Along the American Highway. I never buy new books, but I got a “new” one off the used books page for $2.59. I passed up the used copy for $0.01; I thought I could afford to splurge a bit. I can’t wait until it arrives.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Nice blues and camera position. I'm thinking that I might want to see in the store windows. I guess that draws me into the photo.

12:59 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

This building is inviting me in. Congratulations in showing at the one gallery and you must try for this one also. Your work should be shared and a bit of financial reward wouldn't be bad either.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

What an awesome photo. Great detail and color. Excellent capture!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wicked blue sky there Micki.

And I think you should get some enlargements made and have a showing.
That would be an ultra nice thing to do for yourself in 2007.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Susan Jones said...


4:07 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Interesting framing there!

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Lovely...is that the moon peeking over the roof on the left of the photo?

4:37 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

nice use of the polarizer, micki :o) great red doors, too!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Hi Micki, thanks for your last comment you posted a few minutes earlier.
Since i bought a Dslr, I'm using always it. So, watching your film shots and some more on others blogs, i feel like shooting with b&w film again.
At the moment , i post some old scanned negatives but i think i'm going to take and shoot with my lovely old F2 again.

Have a nice evening Micki

5:38 PM  
Anonymous paul said...

Micki, you're starting to become famous! Will you still speak to us little people? :-)

That's some beautiful lighting, there!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I like this angle!Great shot!

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

This is a great shot. Love the rich hue of the door and how it contrasts with the color of the building and the blue of the sky... Very picturesque (pardon the pun).

Have to say, sometimes I miss Virginia. I didn't live in your neck of the woods, but it's a beautiful part of the country all the same.

Thank you for sharing.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

The colors in this photo are really nice and rich. Beautiful photo.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

Great sky.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I especially like the low angle which gives the building a looming quality that is very eye-catching. Nice shooting.

2:06 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I love little galleries like this. Problem is, I hate going in them because I end up spending money I don't have!

Good image!

2:35 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Beautiful! I really want to go there :)

3:02 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

this looks to be a really nice old place. Love the angle and the light. early mornings are good for that this time of year, when its not raining of course...

3:16 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

This really does convey a ‘hometown’ feeing of welcome.
Again, I am struck by the dynamic range in this image and the ease with which you are able to carry ‘whites’ : the highlights have a richness only film can handle with such confidence.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. This is an unusual angle which works well with this subject. Most of all, I love the colours of this image. So rich and vibrant. Great lighting.

Congratulations on having your work exhibited. I hope 2007 brings you lots of sales and more exhibition opportunities.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Love the way the building has been angled inm this shot. God woman, where do you find the energy? Shooting in the early morning LOL I really should start doing that a lot more, you get some of the best lighting conditions then,just that we have been having such miserable weather here I have not been able to go out shooting for a couple of day :(


6:10 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

What an amazing sky! This is one beautiful photo.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

The blues are superb, great shot Micki!

11:14 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Fantastic retention of detail in this exposure - so easy to blow it in the bright light, but you've nailed a great one.
Great to hear that you've got some images showing at the Framery!

9:01 AM  

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