The Delightful Mr F and I had a few days of recently. With the sun shining, we headed down to the coast for some sea air. I thought I would take the opportunity to experiment some more with Intentional Camera Movement.Read More
Well, what can I say? The best laid plans of mice and men…
Over the New Year break, The Delightful Mr F and I pottered down the M5 to Devon, one of our favourite photographic haunts. The weather forecast was fair, some sunshine, some cloud. There was also a hint of a clear night, just right for some astrophotography.Read More
Whilst the Delightful Mr F and I were on our summer holidays we visited The Mumbles on the coast of South Wales, UK. The Mumbles* is a beautiful stretch of coastline, with a pretty town and lovely views. We visited about 15 years ago and I took a photo of the old lifeboat launch building, built in the late 1800s. I was never happy with that shot, it was slightly off centre and not quite straight, but had so much potential. This has been bugging me for over a decade, and so before we could do anything else, I wanted to get that photograph right.Read More
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.
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.
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?