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Chicago featuring Fujifilm X-E2s

This is sort of a delayed trip report from back in March 2016 when I went to Chicago. The weather was grey but that provided me with an excellent chance just to focus on my photography with my newly acquired camera.

 

The camera – Fujifilm X-E2s

This was the first trip I took since I had bought into the Fujifilm lineup. In fact this trip was made less than a month after. For the images in this post I was using only the Fujifilm XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 – lens. Since this was the beginning of my time as a Fuji-photographer I was fascinated by the quality of images that the X-Trans sensor managed to produce.

 

 

Most of the time I walked around the streets shooting. The greyish weather led me into use the Black and White + Red filter film simulation. It actually started my entire black & white fascination, which in turn is perhaps the biggest reason for starting this blog! (So a thank you to the grey wether in Chicago) And from that side note back to my love for BW+R-filter. It gives such a great contrasty feel to the images and really makes the subject ‘pop’. For post production I have used Adobe Lightroom, no major editing mostly soma addition of clarity.

 

New Year

Fujifilm XF16 f/1.4 R WR

New Year, new gear. The Fujifilm XF16 lens is the latest addition to my collection. So far I’m REALLY impressed by the sharpness and rendition this lens has. It is reasonably sharp across the frame already on the largest apertures. Eventually I might write a more thorough review but here are some images I shot within the first few days.

 

 

 

FRONT ROW

Riding in the passenger seat of a car can turn out to be a terrific opportunity to find some new perspectives for personal inspiration and contemplation. This trip winded through the woods in the south of Sweden with terrific cold winter morning light (is that even a thing?)