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A Walk About Town

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A Walk About Town

On Thursday of last week I headed into town, armed with one camera (Fuji XE2) and one lens (Fuji 35mm f/1.4). The forecast was for bright sunny conditions, perfect (IMO) for a spot of street photography with a plan for high contrast black and white. 

Now while street photography is something I enjoy, I would not say it's my strongest area. Still I find that by walking about with the Fuji on the street it is really helping to train my eye to see much more from a photographic point of view. On top of this the challenging conditions that you can sometimes be faced with (harsh light, act fast, changing settings) can only help in my other photographic pursuits. 

By the way today I picked up the Fuji X100T for the first time - oh my. Now there is a camera that I could see myself with without too much argument. Ultra thin with an fast f/2 23mm (35mm in old money) lens.  Seems the perfect everyday camera to throw in your bag or pocket. I think it would be perfect for some portrait work of fans at the various sporting events that I cover in my day job. 

Dear Santa ..... :)

Anyway, some images from my walkabout town. As I said earlier all shot on the Fuji XE2+35mm f/1.4 combo. Shooting jpg with B+W(+Y) film simulation. 

Enjoy ...



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Airport Delays Made Bearable by Fuji

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Airport Delays Made Bearable by Fuji

Last flights of the evening are never a good idea, especially when it involves Easyjet. Almost 3 hour delay at the airport last night as I made my way home from Belfast. Still with the delay it allowed me a bit of wide open f/1.4 fuji action around the airport. 

All images are pretty much direct (jpg) from camera with a slight crop, added vignette with a small contrast boost. I just love the 35mm wide open. So sharp I need to be careful not to cut myself when viewing the images. 

All images taken with the Fuji XE2 and 35mm f/1.4 lens. Monochrome + Yellow filter film simulation. 

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