Thursday, March 26, 2015

Snow Sleet or Rain - No Problem Fujifilm X-T1 and XF16-55


This week I went out to shoot the Montauk Lighthouse after a Spring snow hit the area.

When we got down to the beach the snow really picked up so I was glad to not have to worry about the weather on my gear and just kept on shooting.

To travel light that day I had my X-T1 and XF16-55, along with my Mefoto travel tripod and the Tenba Switch 10 camera bag with the gray camo flap. 
http://www.tenba.com/Collections/switch.aspx
http://www.mefoto.com/products/backpacker.aspx








































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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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Travel to Key West Florida



A quick trip to Key West lead to some colorful shots and nice days of sunshine and pleasant temps.  The island is a neat place and there are plenty of characters who make the stay quite enjoyable.
We stayed at 0 Duval Street with a view of the water and sunset, which made for some relaxing evenings.  The images here are jpegs  I shot with the Fujifilm X-T1 and a few different lenses.  I really like traveling with the prime XF lenses - XF14, XF23 and XF56.  I also brought the XF55-200.  Always a tough decision on what to carry and what to leave home.  Vacations need not be a burden with too much gear.  Next trip I will bring the new XF16-55 2.8 and go without the 23 and 56 which will be an adjustment.

 Having a girlfriend who isn't camera shy is always a plus!


 Walk this way....






The chickens and roosters are all over the place!!!




 This unretouched image shows what looks like a dust spot in the center right - but that is a seagull.










 






 This was a great opportunity before landing at LGA.





























I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fujifilm Advanced Filter Set and Film Simulations





Two great features of Fujifilm X Series cameras are the Film Simulation Modes and the Advanced Filter Modes.  Each of these offer photographers a creative way to interpret the scenes they capture.
In the scene below I set up my X100T and shot the whole range of FSM as well as the Adv Filters.  Some of the changes are subtle in THIS scene - but in others will be much more dramatic.  This scene does not have a lot of green so the punch of Velvia isn't felt the same way it would in a tropical image for instance.  So let's take a look.  Click to enlarge.





These first four images above are the range of Provia - Velvia - Astia and the new Classic Chrome.  You can easily see the subdued Classic Chrome look I assume.
The following seven images are the Negative High Speed look - aka Pro400H, then Neg Low - Pro160S, B&W classic, then B&W with the following filtration effect added - Yellow, Red, & Green, followed by the Sepia choice.
Here is the link for the X Series of cameras:








The next set of images are the Advanced Filter choices.  There are many Partial Color filter selects in which the software isolates one color and turns the rest of the scene B&W.  This is shown in the first image in dramatic fashion.  I've excluded the other Partial Color Filters due to the lack of many of the colors in the scene.  The other choices you can make are - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple.  Each of these can be used creatively as you can imagine.


The other filters included in the cameras are Soft Focus, Dynamic Tone, Low Key Scene, High Key Scene, Pop Color, Miniature and Toy Camera.
Here is a link to the creative modes on the X100T site - 







Here are some night images with various filters as well.
You can see Dynamic - Pop - Toy - Miniature - Soft - B&W Yellow isolation....









I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
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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