The delights of using Fujifilm cameras include the film simulations that Fujifilm includes for application to JPEG images. I’m a big fan of Classic Chrome for color images and Acros for black and white images.
UK wedding photographer Kevin Mullins has just posted a blog post and accompanying video describing how he uses these film simulations in his wedding photography. He sets up his favorite setting using the Custom Settings feature of his Fujifilm cameras.
Citicorp Center in San Francisco is at One Sansome Street – just across from the former Crown Zellerbach building.
This stretch of Sansome just off Market Street is the province of motorcyclists – the parking is just for them. The architecture of the Citicorp Center provides an interesting stage – and there’s the Montgomery Street BART station entrance just off to the left. A locus for some fun street photography in San Francisco!
On a bright March morning in 2015, this bike rider was eyeing for a spot.
There’s this great Art Deco doorway along San Francisco’s Sansome Street. One of the “stages of San Francisco”!
In the right light – at the best time of year – with a great subject passing through – it’s pretty magical.
This is one of my series of shots captured at San Francisco’s Ferry Building in March 2015.
I’ve previously processed one of these images – showing the worker climbing up the ladder.
This image shows the worker starting to step down off the ladder. I like them both – great memories of a beautiful morning at the Ferry Building!
Ernest Hemingway said: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed.”
It’s the same with photography – it’s nothing.
I was looking back through my Paris 2014 photos last night and came across this image of Tour Saint-Jacques in Paris. Our small group spent about 30 minutes exploring the small park adjacent to the tower – capturing some wonderful people shots.
This 52-metre (171 ft) Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie (“Saint James of the butchery”), which was demolished in 1797, during the French Revolution, – like many other churches, leaving only the tower.
I was shooting with my Fujifilm X-T1 with the 18-135 mm zoom – and shot this at about 96 mm (roughly 144 mm in terms of full frame equivalent. I love the white background with just a touch of sky breaking through on the left to add some visual interest. Sort of along the lines of other “white seamless” backgrounds – which work well with this kind of extreme architectural photography.
San Francisco’s AT&T Park is known for many things – among them is the Coca-Cola bottle in the outfield.
Last Sunday I was heading out sailing with my friend Rob Theis who keeps his boat at the South Beach Harbor which is just adjacent to AT&T Park. After parking my car, I noticed the glove and the bottle sculptures – from behind. I took this shot – and processed it in the white seamless tradition!
Last Sunday I was out on San Francisco Bay on the Aeolus with Rob Theis and friends. We had a wonderful time sailing and watching the Fleet Week airshow.
Along the way, I captured this shot – and the boat is actually the Serendipity. Marvelous!