Its in the tin, the weekend workshop that is….

Once again, I was blessed with a great group over the weekend for the Eastern State Penitentiary, Graffiti Underground and Fonthill workshop.  My friend Dalyn (see pictures below) was kind enough to join us again as our model.  This time I said, come dressed as you wish, always risky!  Only he would come looking as he did!  Needless to say we had a bunch of fun!

The lead image is a jpeg capture of the wonderful Fonthill before we went inside to shoot.  Its a jpeg, because I accidentally switched my camera to jpeg instead of RAW.  That said, I am BLOWN AWAY by the quality of the jpeg out of the Fuji X-E1.  WOOOWW!   All I did was warm it up just a touch and nothing else.  It is tack sharp and the detail was crazy good.  Exposure spot on in aperture mode and other than being just a tad cool the colors were great!  I have friends that are shooting Fuji jpeg and RAW and never need to convert the RAW file because the jpegs are so good.  I was always suspicious but now understand their comments.  The game is changing folks.  The new crop of “mirror-less” cameras are getting really good.  I can’t wait for the Fuji X-Pro 2 due out later this year.  I’m sure it will have all the goodies from the new X100s and more which means it is gonna be pretty much all I’ll need most of the time.

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  1. Dalyn May 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    It takes a real man to wear pink slippers.
    You had a great crew with you Mr. Barclay. Good people.

  2. Karl May 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Quite a change in attire for Dalyn. You captured that early morning look in his eyes.
    Looking forward to the next Fonthill shoot on the 19th.

    • john8276 May 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      Always good to see you at your 2nd home Karl! 🙂

  3. Denise May 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Brilliant images with the model! As I read, I expected some scantly closed woman, as most folks would do. I love these images, pink slippers and all!

  4. Denise May 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    My bad… clothed… not closed… fingers moving faster than brain this morning. 😉

    • john8276 May 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Thanks Denise. He is a hoot! Last time it was a business suit another time as a boxer… always fun.

  5. Gary Faulkner May 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Fuzzy slippers would have been better.
    That guy’s got guts!


    • JB May 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Gary he tried to find fuzzy slippers but could not.. great minds think alike. And you don’t know the half of it… he walked to the Graffiti place from his house… funny thing is nobody cared… then he came to ESP and still no one cared…. 🙂

      • JB May 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

        And by the way, you can’t find a nicer guy. Or a tougher guy… a former boxer and Rugby player… 🙂

  6. Dick May 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Dalyn live under the highway or thereabouts? Very interesting area.

    • john8276 May 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Pretty close… he lives less than a mile away.

  7. Frank Smith May 10, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    Great work. It looks like you had a lot of fun. Glad you are enjoying the new camera.

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