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Friday, June 09, 2006
This week Kristine has handed out the following as our SPF ASSIGNMENT: 1. A wide open space. 2. Brightness 3. In the dark SPF this week is brought to you by with the help of Dictionary.com 1. ap·er·ture An opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit. A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror. The diameter of such an opening, often expressed as an f-number. The diameter of the objective of a telescope.

A Wide Open Space- Indianapolis is one flat town, in the middle of one flat state. When we drive through the countryside, my son and I joke it's either corn on the right and beans on the left or corn on the left and beans on the right. I didn't think taking a picture of corn would be too interesting, so I ventured out to "the highest spot in Indianapolis" -- the hill atop Crown Hill Cemetery and shot the wide open skyline of downtown Indianapolis.
Brightness- This statue is actually a sundial at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I wanted to show how the bright sun would show the time on the dial, but that shot wasn't working for me.

In The Dark- Exposure: 30 sec (30) Aperture: f/3.5 Focal Length: 21 mm

Taken at about 9 o'clock in my backyard. I loved the silhouette of the trees.

posted by Lisa at 6/09/2006 01:23:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 6/09/2006 07:41:00 AM, Blogger Sheri & SuZan

    Your photo of the Indianapolis Skyline is breathtaking! (and I love the brightness pic too)!

    Have a great weekend!

  • At 6/09/2006 07:49:00 AM, Blogger Teena

    What a cool sundial!

    I played too :)

  • At 6/09/2006 08:30:00 AM, Blogger Charlotte in Pa

    What a great SPF! The skyline shot is great - I love seeing the outlines of cities like that! The focus of the "brightness" shot is wonderful. I like how the statue is sharp, but the background is fuzzy. Well done!

  • At 6/09/2006 08:40:00 AM, Blogger Southern Fried Girl

    Really cool pictures!!!

    I played.

  • At 6/09/2006 08:49:00 AM, Blogger MrsDoF

    Gorgeous pictures!
    The Indy shot is beautiful---city lines like that against the blue sky are soooo much nicer than driving the I-74 and I-70 interchange like I did the day after Memorial Day.

    My husband and I moved our young family to a university town on the central Illinois prairie after I had grown up in a steel mill and coal-mining town in Ohio along the river.
    Within two years, I could tell if there were beans or corn in the field on the right or the left. Your son's remark made me laugh first thing this morning.
    When my dad, a third generation, union card-carrying steel worker came to visit, he was amazed at how his girl had changed!
    When a friend was sick, I learned to drive a tractor for a day and help the other workers to bring in his crop.
    And I still love the commercials for fertilizer or pest control.
    Gotta love the mid-West.
    Thanks for my bright smile today!
    ~~love and Huggs, Diane
    ps I haven't played SPF for awhile, but I'm loving to do the looking.

  • At 6/09/2006 08:50:00 AM, Blogger Jana

    Gorgeous pictures! I love the sun dial!

    I played!

  • At 6/09/2006 09:08:00 AM, Blogger Gracie

    I do love skyline shots. One day I'll have a full collection :)

    I've always loved sundials since I was a child. They mesmerise me.

    Great pictures. :)

  • At 6/09/2006 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Di

    I love...and I mean LOVE...the picture of the sundial.

    I played too.

  • At 6/09/2006 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Sharon

    Wow! Each shot just got better than the last. I've gotta get a tripod set up and do some night photography. That is just awesome.

    Love that sundial too, so beautiful and whimsical.

    Thanks for visiting.

  • At 6/09/2006 09:34:00 AM, Blogger Christie

    happy spf!

  • At 6/09/2006 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Vajana

    I love that sundial!

    I drove to Cincinnati once thru southern Indiana and although it was flat, I saw the most beautiful sunset there I've ever seen.

  • At 6/09/2006 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Lee

    I always enjoy your shots...that sky is beautiful :)

  • At 6/09/2006 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Kami

    Very nice shots! I love the second one.

    I played.

  • At 6/09/2006 10:57:00 AM, Blogger hemlock

    What a neat sundial. I love it.

    Great shots all around.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  • At 6/09/2006 11:01:00 AM, Blogger Mama C

    I love that you ventured out to the highest point to get the skyline. DH thinks I put way to much effort in this game. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only camera nut.

    Love the dark shot too.

    I played.

  • At 6/09/2006 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Irish Church Lady :)

    They're all so good Lisa! I'm workin my way through SPF between errands and appointments (I'm off today). What fun!

  • At 6/09/2006 02:36:00 PM, Blogger Dy

    That wealth of clouds, the immensity of them piled high in the sky over the city is awesome!

  • At 6/09/2006 04:51:00 PM, Blogger Charmed1

    Great Pictures! I used to live in a small town called Fortville, kinda east/north/east of the city. I miss it so much. Maybe I'll take a trip up there after things settle down around here.

    Anyways awesome pictures! Great SPF and I played!

  • At 6/09/2006 08:01:00 PM, Blogger A Slice of Life

    I donno, a corn field could be pretty interesting to us city folk! I do like the city scape though. And that sun dial!

    Happy SPF

  • At 6/10/2006 10:14:00 AM, Blogger Diana_CT

    Wow, a sunny day. It has become a rarity he in Connecticut over the last couple of weeks.
    Nice picture of the sundial.

    Too bad the SPF doesn’t come out a week in advance to give time to go out and shoot.

    I feel like I am a week behind if I try to take photos of the assignment.

  • At 6/15/2006 01:52:00 PM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~

    that 2nd photo is precious. =)

    just making my rounds on last week's SPF before this week's gets posted. i was away last weekend & have some catching up to do...

  • At 6/15/2006 01:55:00 PM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~

    oops. i somehow thought i was commenting on a different blog. don't even ask. this has been one of THOSE days. *sigh*

    i love your skyline photo & all that sky up above it...


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