In the Fullness of Time - Vindolanda I have been using my new Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4.0 MK II quite a lot recently, and it really is a superb lens. The contrast and sharpness across the frame are excellent and the focussing is positive and consistent. But one thing has become quite obvious - when taking … Continue reading Too much sky!
Further to my last post, I have been out and about with my new X-T3 and I loved it. All my concerns about my thumb getting in the way whilst I back-button focus from the AF-L button were unfounded. Said digit seemed to not get in the way at all. To be honest I loved … Continue reading How I came to Fuji
I always find it a lot harder to decide on the tonal qualities that I want to see in a colour photograph than I do in a monochrome image. Because of that, I find that the ability to choose a colour profile as a starting point is very advantageous in Lightroom. Of course, other processing … Continue reading A profile can help
Continuing on from last week’s post, I have another three photographs taken at the National Trust property Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. They were all taken once again with the X-T1 camera and 18-55mm F/2.8-4 zoom lens. FADED ELEGANCE Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon 18-55MM f2.8-4 R LM OIS This shot was obviously taken in the house itself … Continue reading Exploring the past
All of the photographs this week were shot at the National Trust property of Calke Abbey. It’s a favourite place of mine to get atmospheric shots of buildings, interiors and close-ups. The property was once the home of the reclusive, eccentric and private Harpur Crewe family, who kept Calke hidden away until the estate and … Continue reading Opening the past
There are some more images taken at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire this week. This time, however, I am showing four monochrome photographs. Although there are some beautiful colours to be found at arboretums all year round there are also marvellous tones, textures and shapes that can be emphasised with careful post-processing. MANY LIMBED Fujifilm X-T1 … Continue reading Monochrome Arboretum
The majority of my photographs end up as black and white. I also shoot RAW which means that I have the full information of the scene I took with the image file. This means that I can dodge and burn, enhance or reduce until I get the final image that I require. The initial step … Continue reading Looking through the colour
“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” – Elliott Erwitt As is obvious if you look through my blog, most of my photographs are monochrome. I'm often asked why this is so. The quote above by Irwin is exactly why I process the vast majority of my images as black and white. A person … Continue reading Why black and white?
The images on my blog today, were some of the first that I took with a Fuji camera back in late 2015. The reasons that I moved from Nikon to Fuji can be found elsewhere on this blog so I will not bore you by going into them again. These images and others that will … Continue reading Photographs #14
Hoping to shake off some of the Christmas holiday period cobwebs Mrs M and I went on a morning visit to Charlecote Park. There had been a heavy frost the night before, the car was thoroughly iced up before we started and there was a thick, cold, fog laying low over the houses. The sun … Continue reading Out and About: Charlecote Park