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Wedding

Gesture

Portrait

Nearly, London

Whitstable

There you are: melancholy. Beauty. Ambiguity. It's nearly all present, nearly a great picture. [Keep going Patrick, keep going.]

London

Wedding

Freedom no. 2

The Chandos

A few from an earlier wedding, this time converted as if it were 1962

Beautiful Couple, Wedding

Beautiful Smile, Wedding

Beautiful Hair, Wedding

Wedding

Smiles, Wedding

Elegance (Wedding)

Wedding

Wedding

Wedding

X100: If in doubt, chuck a filter at it?

X100: Last Desperate Attempts at Salvation

X100 trying again

Sunday Afternoon at The Church 2

Sunday Afternoon at The Church

Port Eliot

Port Elliot

Trying out Ideas 3

Trying out Ideas 2

Trying out Ideas 1

No.

So, anyone want to buy a used X100? :)

Nearly, but nope....

Wedding

Fuji X100: Final Verdict

Well, I think I've given it a fair chance. I've had it a year or so (though it feels like longer) and it hasn't grown on me. The pictures I can get with it still suck majorly. Lag, focus issues, over-complication of what should have been simple operations. The weight, look of the camera, and some of the features (silent operation, good high ISO performance*, and, erm, that's about it) are OK, but the crappy pictures it produces just don't cut it. See here, a couple of shots:






This first one: well, it's about as good as I can get out of the bloody thing. And it lacks in all departments. I've had to boost contrast to the max in photoshop (this from a jpeg - I've not found a good Raw converter for Fuji files, though I am on the verge of trying Lightroom again) and it shows - it looks strained somehow. The figures are too dark, too indistinct, and yet I've tried everything to make them stand out. The elements of a good picture are there, or some of them…

Wedding, 18th August, Manchester