Where I Show You My Holiday Snaps

The Delightful Mr F and I have been on our holidays. We went to the West Country, an area of the UK in the, well western part of the country. The weather was typically British. There was rain, and wind, glorious sunshine and dull clouds, sometimes all within the space of an hour. This, however, did not stop us from venturing out in search of photoghraphic opportunities (and ice-cream). 

I had packed all my cameras and lenses. I was planning on taking a minimal kit, but then I ran out of time for packing decisions, and just chucked both my kit bags and a tripod in the boot of the car to save time and angst. In the end I shot mostly on my Fuji X100F with the occasional shot with my Fuji X70. I also shot the Olympus Trip 35, but that is for another post. 

With the weather being so unpredictable we got some great moody skies.

 Clevedon Pier, Fuji X100F

Clevedon Pier, Fuji X100F

 Clevedon, Fuji X100F

Clevedon, Fuji X100F

 Swans, Torquay, Fuji X70

Swans, Torquay, Fuji X70

We spent a day in Weston-Super-Mare, and had glorious weather. I have been experimenting with the in camera settings in my Fuji X100F to see what type of effects I can create and how to control them. I love the Fuji film simulations, and I have come to realise that I much prefer controlling things in camera if I can. That isn't to say that I don't have a dabble in Lightroom when required. The next set of shots are all straight out of the camera, with settings adapted for the light. For example, highlights, shadows, colour, noise reduction etc. When I posted these on social media I was asked about settings. I have quite a lengthy blog post in development on this topic, so if you are interested, I hope to have it published in the next week or two.  

 Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

 Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

 Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

Weston-Super-Mare, UK, Fuji X00F

The results from the Fuji X100F are quite staggering, I mean look at the gorgeous blue in the shot above. No lightroom, no filters, just adapting the in camera settings. I get so much joy from using them and isn't that the point?

So, how did your holiday snaps turn out?