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Wedding

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Gesture

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Portrait

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Nearly, London

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Whitstable

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

London

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Wedding

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Freedom no. 2

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The Chandos

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

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Beautiful Couple, Wedding

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Beautiful Smile, Wedding

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Beautiful Hair, Wedding

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Wedding

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Smiles, Wedding

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Elegance (Wedding)

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Wedding

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Wedding

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Wedding

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

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X100: Last Desperate Attempts at Salvation

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X100 trying again

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Sunday Afternoon at The Church 2

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Sunday Afternoon at The Church

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Port Eliot

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Port Elliot

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Trying out Ideas 3

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Trying out Ideas 2

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Trying out Ideas 1

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No.

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

Nearly, but nope....

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Wedding

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Fuji X100: Final Verdict

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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…

Interesting Photography

In order to create interesting, engaging or arresting photographs, one needs both a modicum of technique and a modicum of courage. Of the two, the latter is probably the most important.

Wedding, 18th August, Manchester

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