Posts tagged “Fujifilm

Flowers (Three Photographs)

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The sun seemed to just light these up. The purple Lupine was taken with my Nikon, while the Day Lilies  were taken with my Fuji. Mirrorless cameras with Electronic Viewfinders (EVF), make this kind of lighting simplerbecause what you see is what you get. While with the mirrored Nikons and Canons it’s a matter of guesswork, or a few extra shots. There is no vignette or anything special in post processing, in terms of the lighting, they are as shot.


Study #3 (Two Photographs)

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In processing there is a technique called crushing the blacks where you make sure your blacks are really black and reduce the shadows a touch too. It’s as dramatic in colour as it is in B&W. It’s anextreme way to frame a subject. It was a technique I wanted to try and when I found these flowers in my collection I was sure I was onto an idea that worked.


Study #2 (Two Photographs)

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On Monday I posted a study of yellow flowers, this is the second post in the series. I took these in black and white using spot metering. I converted one to colour. My objective was to single out the flowers. The backgrounds, mostly darker than the subject were meant to frame the subject.


Study #1 (Two Photographs)

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This is the first of three sets of photographs where I took yellow flowers and worked on them for effect. In each set there is a cooler version and a black and white version. One day I may frame all six, keeping the sets together. In a later post I will discuss the capture and post production.


An Overcast Day (Three Photographs)

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I was testing the Fuji 90mm lens on a very overcast day when I saw these flowers. Selective focus is one thing, a lower temperature of light (cooler), texture and detail are other aspects of what I was looking for, and I think everything lined up nicely. Heavily overcast days put a fog over everything and you can get some grayish dull results. You have to find subjects with bright colors, or use artificial light. I chose the former.


Trials (Two Photographs)

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I call these trials because I moved away from usual colour calibration of Adobe Standard to the film options in Fuji (Astia Soft to be exact). There are hundreds if not more options to choose in processing photographs, and every once in a while I want to try something new. I often find that any time I stray from the Adobe Standard calibration everything gets a bit too saturated. In the pond shot I used an unusual format to capture the part of the frame that I found interesting. Trials, experiments and new ideas, why not?


“Boat Sight” (Two Photographs)

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This is another public sculpture in Gatineau, Quebec.  It represents culture coming to nature, and it’s at the entrance to a park/trail, that follows the Ottawa River for quite some distance. The statue is not exactly well placed for good backgrounds, but I think that is the point. In one of the shots you just see the Peace Tower from Parliament Hill across the river in Ottawa (extreme right hand). The nuanced color of the sky has had an impact in the B&W, almost creating clouds. I minimized that as much as possible.