Posts tagged “Fujifilm

Murals (Two Photographs)

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I was recently in Montreal, walking about taking photographs I came across this development and saw these murals. They are definitely out-of-the-way and off the main streets. Besides showing pride in community, at least one of the murals may show what the neighborhood looked like before modern developers arrived. I have tried in both photos to place the murals in context and not just show the murals alone.


Back Alley (Three Photographs)

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We live in town with only a few back alleys. These are from the better of the lot. I think back alleys have a certain draw for photographers because there is so much detail, things out of place and almost everything creatively weathered. In larger cities I have seen more than one photographer in the same alley looking for something unique. In this series we go from the hyper-modern to the old and tired.


Manikins (Three Photographs)

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Ona walk I saw these and took the shots with my Fuji XT-2. The photo above was taken in an antique shopat ISO 12500 (it would not look as good blown up). In addition I used Adobe Photoshop “select subject” and created a mask of the face, so I could lower the brightness of the background slightly. Two more of my “walk about” photographs.


A Dog in a Window (Two Photographs)

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Dogs staring out of car windows are often amusing. This time I saw a hint of dignity. Taken with an XT-2 and 50-140 at 140mm. Mirror-less cameras are the future. It’s not because of the weight so much as what you see is what you get, given the electronic viewfinder. With F 2.8 zoom lenses like the one I used here the camera has heft and this telephoto is  a foot or about a third of a meter long with the hood on. Also note that at 140mm, this is a medium telephoto, the angle of view is 210mm. I would compare it to a full frame 135mm lens at that length. A nice walk around lens.


Modern With Trees (Two Photographs)

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The title is a satire of some of the titles of photographs I see in museums. They either say too much or too little. With respect to the photos, the first is of a giant tea kettle with a small conifer that is supposed to rotate, but hasn’t since the kettle was put up. The second is of a commercial building also with shiny bits that back onto a park. In both cases I chose camera angles that I thought would make these shots have the most impact.


Straight Lines (Three Photographs)

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These are more in my post boxes and numbers series. The issue I wanted to raise is that with all the fancy transform and upright tools in editing programs, they only go so far. One thing about most buildings is that if you look closely enough there are no straight lines. I do battle with this every time and there are always anomalies, sometimes interesting in and of themselves, but often just plain annoying. Worth giving the problem a good go and get as much right as possible. But I would not warp reality to fix it.


Numbers (Three Photographs)

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I took these in chrome colour setting in my Fuji camera, and I processed them in adobe standard colour. This resulted in this almost pastel colour scheme. It’s colour that I think gives a cold day character. I have used this numbers theme before and it seems a useful and interesting way to look for things to shoot. It gives a different perspective to the urban landscape, scenes not normally considered photogenic.