Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Photography

Image: 5D Mk II, 70-200 f 4 L IS, f7.1 at 1/125 sec.
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Just because its winter doesn't mean photography has to stop, interesting landscapes can be found with incoming weather systems or mountain twilight.

The above shots of a snow storm in Tumwater canyon where shot at -1.5 ev and processed in LR, lowering the white balance just a tad to get the overall blueish cold feel that I wanted to convey the winter feel a little better.

I wanted the trees in a sharp silhouette with the clouds and sun exposed for detail, the snow is visible falling through out the image.


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fuji X10

Image: Fuji X10, 10mm, iso 100 at f 3.2, 1/400 sec. jpg out of camera.

The Fuji X10 digital zoom is quite a nice little camera, the image quality I've been seeing out if it is very impressive, the only downfall is a bit of quirkiness in the menu system, the jpg's out of camera are a delight and the iso capabilities are very good for a compact camera, though not quite as small as I would like, it will fit in a coat pocket.

The f 2-2.8, 28-112mm (4 x) lens is nice and will produce shallow depth of field and nice bokeh, unlike most small sensor cameras.

I would recommend this camera to people looking for higher IQ in a small camera as long as your ok with its size, the larger size means its slower to pull out and your less likely to bring it along.

I think Fuji is on to something with their new line of X cameras, including the X100 and X-Pro 1, I believe they will be pushing the quality bar up for other manufacturers.

The mega pixel war looks to be over and maybe now we will see a quality war ! wouldn't that be nice.

X10 review
X100 Review
X-Pro 1 Preview


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