View Full Version : Just some Pics...
09-06-2003, 05:10 PM
Here are some recent shots. On our adventures of the great wide open....
First one retro gas tank..
That was then:
Pulchritude: this one and another ON DISPLAY Sept 27-28 In a bank downtown where i live
Dillard Mill Dam:
Dillard Mill V2:
The Grist Mill:
Hope you enjoy, comments and critiques always welcome..Thanks
09-06-2003, 06:29 PM
Wow, super Mike! I cannot pick a favorite of the waterfalls. The colors are so rich. The action that you captured with the falling water, the balance you achieved in the sepia tone pic.......... the depth of field........nice collection of work Cyber. You go boy!:D
09-06-2003, 08:37 PM
I'm a big fan of water myself having grown up around waterfalls, Loch Ness, the West Coast Of Scotland and all her alluring Lochs n' stuff so I know what you mean about water always being a part of you.
Is is it just me or what, but when you see a picture of waterfalls you can almost hear that water cascading over the rocks around you...... If it is then thanks, 'cos this concrete jungle that I live in doesn't really have that much appeal for me.
Your pics are awesome... simply awesome. Its as if the world stopped turning...... moving...... breathing...... and was only captured in that one moment of time when you pressed the shutter button.
One last thing. What camera did you use if you don't mind my asking...? :o :notworthy
[Edited on 6-9-2003 by Martin]
09-06-2003, 09:29 PM
Great shots Mike. Very inspiring, and they thawed my brain freeze. I have a grist mill a few miles away from me, and I have at least 2 rolls of slides form about 35 years ago when my daughter was a baby. It would make a great comparison shoot.
Thanks for shaking my memory loose, and thanks for the great pictures.
09-06-2003, 09:33 PM
Those waterfalls pictures were awesome! NICE JOB!!!! What f-stop did you used on that?
09-06-2003, 10:39 PM
wow thanks guys for the wonderful comments. They mean alot, i enjoy sharing and finding places like this.
martin--I feel completely in tune when i am around water, the flowing over igneous rock formations, the small sounds in creeks, the smooth quietness of water flowing over rocks, i even smell the salt when it rains. (ocean, lol) But i do love water, and waterfalls are something mysitical, even if they are small as the dam i showed here. Its peaceful, a tranquil place of relaxing and thinking. So yes, everytime i see water i can hear the sound or feel the calm feeling come over me. I shot these with a minolta x700, i have yet to upgrade to a modern camera, and this one really shots well. I use a 28 mm wide angle, and 200mm zoom/macro lens, with a skylight filter, polarizing filter. My film i use if fuji 100-400 depending on conditions, and what i am shooting. I also shoot slide film. I am hoping to upgrade with new equipment the first of the year, so i am ready for spring..:D once again thanks for the wonderful comment.
Sam--thank you sir, really appreciate your feedback. I want tosee some of those slides, they are older than I am..:D
TreX---thank you very much. I shot these at if i remember correctly, the close one, at f/5.6, 1/2sec, 200 iso, the farther one, f/16-iso-200, 1/2 sec the sepia tone, f/22, either 1/1 or 1/2. I shot 4 rolls of film that day, and mark the guy i was shooting with, we'er just out on a journey. We spent 5 hours there noone else around just us two photographers shooting away. It was a very beautiful place.. thanks you guys..
09-06-2003, 11:04 PM
Do you just use 200 ISO film? I use 400 ISO Kodak Tri-X black and white film. I haven't picked a color film yet though. Any suggestions?
09-06-2003, 11:45 PM
I could do with a waterfall near me right now... :lol
09-07-2003, 09:40 AM
This is some really nice shots. The water pics (the mill) are my favourites, they are just so beautiful! Great!
I'm not sure about the flower pic. I think it's abit to much contrast, dont know, but it looks nice though.
The fuel pump looks great too, I really like sharp red colour. The angle is great to, makes it more exciteing (?)
You really have some nice shots here! And the waterfall pics. are just so lovely... Can't wait to get a D60, then I'll shoot some more pics. to share!
Again, great shots! Keep it up! You got talent! :)
09-07-2003, 09:43 AM
:) I already commented them on devart and think they are very nice, of course:)
Traxter, don't think the cam will do all for you but I believe your skills are good to show us some nice pics ;)
09-07-2003, 09:51 AM
Rainer: Thats true... Not even with the world greatest cam. i can shoot better pics. it's the eye, and the mind that counts, and thats what I'm learning at school :)
Can't wait :P
09-07-2003, 12:35 PM
I hope your teacher doesn't teach you to show your tongue at older ppl:D
[Edited on 7-9-2003 by Rainer]
09-07-2003, 01:09 PM
*punishing myself* :(
09-07-2003, 02:45 PM
Mike, as always, great shots.
Your art makes me want to abandon my corporate gig and just shoot the rest of my life.
I mentioned to Rainer that we should have a workshop somewhere and shoot together. You, me, Sam, Trax and whoever. Let's look at 2004.
09-07-2003, 04:04 PM
Yeah, I'll just move from Norway to the US as 17/18 years old :lol
09-08-2003, 02:30 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments, much appreciated..
TraX-Just keep shooting, the camera will only help, it is in the eye, and your compositions.
The flower pic, to much contrast huh, never thought i would get to much contrast in film, the setting is just like that, the colors are just that dark, and vibrant. I use fuji for saturation in my colors, i personally think their film reproduces how i see things...Thanks my friend..
Greg- Hey that sounds great, would be alot of fun. We might have to plan something like that. I am always up for adventures...:D
09-08-2003, 03:19 PM
Well... I felt that the contrasts between the white flower and the enviroment (?) were a bit too big...
09-08-2003, 03:25 PM
Sorry for that REALLY bad english http://home.c2i.net/ntokre/hammer_head.gif
[Edited on 8-9-2003 by TraXter]
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