Monday, January 19, 2015

Sam Smith Plays Madison Square Garden

ISO 2000 @ F4 - 1/250th

The other day I got a call to pop up to Madison Square Garden to see Sam Smith.  My first thought was who is that?  Yeah yeah I'm old and don't listen to enough radio I suppose.  Anyway I grabbed my X100S and the two conversion lenses and headed up to the show.
I wanted to travel light and I wasn't shooting the show - but I knew I'd have a chance to grab some shots.  I shot the closer images with the 50mm conversion lens (33mm on APS-C) and the others are a mix with the standard 23mm and then the wide angle conversion bringing it out to 19mm or effective 28mm by full frame standards.  Most are shot at ISO 2000 at 125 or 250 wide open at F2.0 or 4.0.
Great show and talented guy who handled the stage and wild screaming crowd like a seasoned performer.















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Friday, January 16, 2015

New York City Morning View

One of the nice changes for winter is that the sun rises later - and any place you want to go shoot usually has less people and easier access.
This was the case this week when one morning I stopped to shoot the skyline.  It was windy and frigid but I had the river edge park to myself.

I’m sharing the images with three distinct views.  You have  intense color, dated look and traditional black and white.

I found it interesting that the exposure time listed on the shots are 0.00238095s or better known as 1/420th.  The images are made from the four shots shown and stitched together.  Exposure was with a 35mm (XF23mm) effective lens at F/8, ISO 200.






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The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates.
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Friday, January 09, 2015

Riverside Church Visit with X Series



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Church

The Riverside Church is a monumental building.  The history and description can be found at the wiki link above.  I wanted to share some of the amazing construction at the church.  The towering building is over 20 stories high and the intense details of the main chapel are breathtaking.
I went to the church with a simple light travel kit.  My X-T1 and four lenses easily covered it:  XF14, 23, 35 and 56mm.  I knew I needed the speed of the prime lenses since the lighting is of course dim but more than adequate.









The details of the structure are built over a steel frame.  Clearly needed to support the massive stone building.



Entering the main chapel is a wow moment.  I was lucky to get there and was the only person in the chapel for a brief few moments.  I was able to walk up to the front and didn't have the usual random tourists changing my full view with the XF14mm lens.
I set the camera down on the floor to steady it and tilted out the LCD to lean the camera back and stabilize it.  This shot is a winner for me!




Switching to the XF23-35 & 56 I was able to get many of the details in the carvings on the walls.  So many that you really don't even know where to begin to pick them off for the image.







Here the XF56 APD isolates a stand of berries on the post.





Another bonus of visiting the church is that Grants Tomb is across the street.  So after you tour the church you can pop over and see the largest mausoleum in North America.


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