Great work as usual. Was this processed in the camera? The colors really pop and it looks like you froze the light between light and dark. It's a bit surreal and I like it, including the "mercury-like" water and reflections.
I must get to those Maritime Provinces,
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?
This was actually taken on a Joby gorilla pod that was on top of a picnic table, so, so much for fancy tripods! No, it wasn't processed in camera, it was a raw image, adjusted in LR 4, exported to PS CS6, and then had a few Topaz Adjust filters applied. I may have over done it a bit, as I wanted a "natural" look, but I still like the image. I think I'll get into urban night photography more, since I really enjoy it.
Yes, Nova Scotia is wonderful, I highly recommend it - full of history, and great photography! I spent a lot of summers there growing up, a lot of vacations there with my kids when they were younger, and try to go back as much as possible; I'd move there if I could. If you go, don't miss Cape Breton, it's a beautiful place!
Phil, I like it! Handheld...cool and very well shot . We are heading for Kashmir next week. I can't get a spare battery for the E-M5...bummer! I was not going to take the Nikons. Very tempted to get the X100 for landscape and normal tourist shots but may get a D3200 or D5100, much cheaper and I do have lenses .
Now this is odd.... I can pick up an XPro1 from several sources at a good (well competitive ) price but I have not found anyone with any of the three lenses!!!! Probably my good luck since an XPro would mean no D800 or D400(if it ever happens ) . Cheers, Tom
Matthew, early days but so far all positive thoughts. Since I 'returned' to photography I have really only used Nikons...D200's,D300,D300s,D700 and D3S. A real learning curve on EVF, shooting style, AF and 'touch screen' . All new tricks for an old dog . Some of the controls are a bit cramped (right side) coming from the big Nikons but I am slowly getting used to them
The E-M5/w grip, Pany 100-300 is about the same size and weight as my son's D40x/18-105vr. Not a camera for action sports/ BIF. Can be done but very low success rate. IQ is very good and good iso performance. ISO 6400 is very usable assuming reasonable exposure.
The family is off to Kashmir next week with D90,D40x, E-P3, E-M5 and I guess, the D700 (see above reply to Phil ) . I will have a better idea upon our return. Also we will have CS6 and LR4 when we get back . Cheers, Tom
Wed 13-Jun-12 02:23 AM | edited Wed 13-Jun-12 02:30 AM by tommiejeep
Matthew, will do but our trip was delayed until 20 Jun due to a malfunction of our big Fridge/Freezer . My wife wants that sorted out before we go. I caught some of your other posts and FYI, I've used the delay to get a D5100/35. 1.8 for my son A.J. Big upgrade from the D40x .
I did see if my wife wanted the D7000 then A.J. could have had her D90 but she was not willing! Seriously thought about the X100 but it is still very expensive here and we are taking enough gear Cheers, Tom
I picked up the 60 for my x pro1 on Saturday since I was going to a graduation. So now I have all three lenses and am learning more about it everyday.
this weekend was the first time I did "continuous" shots. you have probably seen how Fuji puts these in a separate folder instead of when reviewing the shots just continue in sequence. I like the folder...when the first image pops up in review there is a small window that shows the shots doing there sequence...like a movie kind of thing. Kinda cool.
Also have pretty much made up my mind in the next several weeks (hopefully the new sensor will be out by then) I am picking up a x10 for my wife (yep...that's my excuse so she can photograph our grand daughter).
I am a Nikon SLR guy except I wanted a smaller camera and got the P7000 and was initially pleased, but it had serious performance in speed limitations. A couple of months ago I got the x10 and have been delighted with its aperture, shutter, and manual controls in RAW and have also liked after a trip to Disney World in the hustle and bustle of the crowd to use the EXR mode for quick capture .jpegs even with hand held bracketing. Now I see your work and the reviews of the speciality Fuji x100, I am teased continuously to splurg on it in lieu of getting another Nikon lens since I don't use all of my lenses that I have now enough. I just can't imagine chasing the the X-Pro1, but that x100 is sure tempting!
Impressions are pretty much with that big long post I made in the other thread...lol.
For me...I love the camera, I really do. I watch the Fuji xpro scoop.it link constantly and most of the comments I see about focus, etc. I know that people have not made the few changes I did in the settings that can make all the difference. You might remember that the camera drove me nuts before I made those setting changes.
I now have all 3 lenses and have done the short update to the firmware. This camera is ranking to me with my all time favorite...my F3. All my DSLR's are gone.
I am not a brand guy, although I went with Nikon because it is what I was raised on and still enjoy their products. If I wanted another DSLR they will get my money again. Some cameras just feel right...I don't care what you shoot...Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Oly...whatever...to each his own. I just enjoy meeting other people taking picks (most times anyway) and if able will buy you a beer.
I am sure you have your feelings for the x100. I have those for the x pro. Hopefully, the x10 will be an enjoyable experience as well. Not that my wife cares because she is just beginning but I want the viewfinder.
I have not downloaded the RAW conversion yet. Doing that on Thursday. right now the jpegs i really enjoy, and I am converting to B&W in Silverefexpro, although the OOC BW's look pretty darn good to me.
I will be very surprised if you eventually do not end up getting this camera. I stewed, researched, tried out, and fought it for as long as I could. After the second time when i changed the settings to try it out it was a entirely different camera...it went home with me. Not one regret.