Fujifilm X-H1 16-55mm f/2.8

My favourite time of the year for photography and my favourite walk along the River Thames. This image was shot mid morning, the sun is just off to the right but very low above the skyline. There’s a fantastic misty quality to the air due to the fact that the temperature still dips to below zero over night at this time of year.

This image was shot with the Fujifilm X-H1 and Fuji’s pro-quality “walkabout” zoom. It has a constant wide aperture of f/2.8 but that makes it quite a big and bulky lens to carry around. Edge to edge sharpness is extremely consistent across both the focal range and aperture range. Not as sharp as most of my primes but a great compromise if you are travelling and a great all-round lens for shooting video. More images to come.

A Sad Day

Well it has finally come to this. After eight happy years of posting to Flikr, I have finally made the decision to part company with it.

The reasons why are explained in this image which is the last image I am able to upload to FLICKR since it takes the total number of uploads to 1,000.

So while my FLICK account still exists, and the 1,000 images I have chosen to remain will not be deleted for the time-being, I am unable to upload any more.

To be honest, if I am going to pay a subscription for the privilege of uploading content to the internet, then I would prefer to make that choice myself rather than it be forced upon me. Until I make such a choice I am going to be posting here on my website far more often, which is probably not such a bad thing for me to be doing anyway!

Give your video and stills a FILMIC look

I put this video together to try to describe a technique I use a lot for editing both stills and video. The technique can be very subtle or very dramatic and adds a kind of filmic, three-dimensional quality to your images.

I use Adobe software – Lightroom and Photoshop for stills, Premiere Pro for video – and the editing technique I describe in this video is very similar across those software products. If you use other software then hopefully you can adapt the technique to work for you.

Images of Tuscany 2018 – #19 #20 and #21

Here are three more images taken on my recent trip to Tuscany. Click on the images to view larger versions.

This first image is of Pitigliano, a beutiful medieval hill-top town about one hour’s drive to the south of Pienza:
Shot with Fujifilm X-H1 and Samyang 21mm f/1.4.

The second image is of the farmland in the Val D’Orcia region just to the south of Pienza:

Shot with the Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 18mm f/2.8.

The final image of a street view of Montepulciano, another beautiful hilltop town. It is lovely to see the iconic Fiat 500 in so much demand in Tuscany!

Shot with the Fujifilm X-H1 plus Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95.