Category Archives: Fuji X-E1
Expect to see a number of images from this great building over the next few weeks. Not much time to write today as I have a mountain of mail and do-to items having just returned home from being away for 12 days. Here is another favorite taken with my Fuji X-E1.
The Palouse tour is over. Once again we leave behind a wonderful group of friends, some longtime and some new. I am always amazed how spending a week together doing what we are passionate about can bring a group of strangers together leaving them friends. I love photography, it feeds my soul, however, I am grateful for and cherish the friends I have made along the way.
Today, I am sitting in the Towery’s home on Bainbridge Island enjoying the amazing view out of their home. Today’s image was taken from the Ferry as we made our way over last night. Dan and I decided to spend two extra days, primarily to shoot Gehry’s “Experience Music Project” building in Seattle. They Towerys were kind enough to invite us to stay with then and help us do that. Thanks Bob and Deb!
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.
Yesterday, I had the chance to see a friend play an amazing organ at an old Church in Philadelphia. She was amazing and the sound of the organ incredible. As we waited for Liz to play, I grabbed this shot with my Fuji X-E1 resting on the railing. I am very pleased with this one. As for the title, one of the passages Liz played had some grumbly low notes mixed in with Phantom of the Opera melodies. It was terrific, I only wish my mom could have been there! Remember to click on the image to make it bigger!
Dan and I arrived in Charleston Thursday night ready to begin our scouting for the upcoming tour. One of the key landmarks is the relatively new Ravenel Bridge. Being in a b&w state of mind, we could not resist a trip to it last night to work on some graphic design images. Pretty happy with this one. Not much time to post as we will be very busy preparing for the gang on Monday.
Image captured with the Fuji X-E1.
We left Havana arriving in Tampa late afternoon. As we arrived at our hotel, the sunset was brewing and looking pretty darn good. I looked at Tony and said, wanna shoot it? We were dead tired but could not resist! We ran through the parking lot to the glass building next door and had a BLAST!! A few more below. All shot handheld with the Fuji X-E1
I came across a new quote from Max Planck. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I think this applies to photography as much as it does our lives. Oft times we think we know someone, until we look at them through a different pair of glasses. Walk in their shoes if you will. I find it much the same with photography. To many the building next door to our hotel was just a place of work, another building. For me, it was a giant mirror reflecting the amazing display in the sky that night. A perfect graphic design to add to the sunset.
While shooting a wonderful scene on the 2nd floor of a building we gained access into, I looked over the balcony and spotted this scene. As the saying goes, when you see red! :) Shot with my Fuji X-E1. The RAW file was processed with Adobe ACR. I share this information only because there is great consternation out there about the lack of RAW processing ability with the new Fuji sensor. So far, I’ve have great success processing the Fuji RAW files.
I’m also adding an alternate LOMO version of the image below. Always interested in your feedback.
Upon arrival in Cuba, we immediately went to lunch. After we finished and were heading to the bus, this little scene happened. It was quite comical to see all the cameras pointed at this dog. For one brief moment, he poked his head all the way out of the window and I managed to make this capture. It was a great way to start the trip! Image taken with my Fuji X-E1
My next post will include some creative processing ideas as I’ll show how I created the look of the image I’ll be posting. Check back to see!