I’m having a little fun with my Fujifilm X100 and the Tele-converter. In this outing, I decided to try the X100’s spot metering and aim for high-key photography while also having a little fun with filters.
It’s a Tele Converter Lens a friend of mine turned me on to that changes the focal length of my Shorty’s (Fujifilm X100) 20mm, to a 50mm lens. The magnification is 1.4X without much chromatic aberrations, but does produce pincushion distortion. With a good image editor, you can easily correct those anomalies.
In this instance, I took it out at night around the neighborhood. The added weight helped in balancing the camera and made it easier to shore up when snapping at long shutter times. Plus, I had a little fun with filters, too.
These snaps came from my X100 shoebox of images. I’ll go out with my cameras, snap a lot of images, then let them stew for a time before I sort them out. I like doing this process as it pulls me away from that day to view the images again with a totally different eye. I’m also having fun with filters, too.
I had some extra snaps taken at Santa Monica beach in California. I’m using the Nikon D800e with a 24~85mm f/2.8D zoom lens. And yes, I am still having fun with filters.
I took these snaps with my Nikon D800e DSLR using a 24~85mm f/2.8D zoom lens. I totally dig my beast with my go-to zoom lens. Although with its hefty combined weight, the balance feels good to me.
It was a fun day at the beach. I took the beast with a zoom lens and had a little fun with filters.
It’s amazing how weather affects us. I took a walk to the beach with my beast and 24~85mm f/2.8 lens. A gray day with a slight chance of rain. This made it ideal for some black and white filtering with images.
Hey! FUN WITH FILTERS!
I took a walk along the boardwalk on a bright sunny afternoon in Venice, California. I had the beast with me along with a 24~85 f/2.8 Zoom lens. Considering all the madness going on in the news, I needed time away to recharge my coping mechanism. It looked like everyone here at the beach felt the same way, too.
This is from the shoebox. A collection of snaps that I forgot to add to other posts. On the other hand, FUN WITH FILTERS! I took these snaps with the beast and a zoom lens at Venice Beach, California. It was a great day to have a little fun in the sun.
Took to the streets with my little X100 on a day full of surprises. It was gorgeous outside, blue skies, clean air, a perfect day for a walk. But in the distance, I could see a wall of fog slowly roll in. I do love sunny days, and I do love foggy nights.
Sadly, this place was closed. I was hoping for coffee and waffles. But not today.
The café was closed as well. So I decided to head home and make tea.
Oh how spring has sprung. An oops-a-daisy time to remind us of ideals, and hope. To let us be goofy, and roll with laughter. Today was a good day to acknowledge that. Hope your day was good.
I went out into the rain with my X100. I wrapped the little guy up in a zip-lock baggie, duct taped the opening around the lens, and stepped out to brave the elements. It kind of worked out, until it started pouring again.
I was on the East side of Downtown Los Angeles and grabbed a coffee near the Arts District Co-op. I had my X100 with me and walked along the alleys and sidewalks of this small community of old warehouse buildings.
We’ve had some good rainfall lately. As much as we love the rain, it’s funny how badly we handle a rainy day. In California, we either drive our cars in the rain like glaciers approaching the tundra, or stay indoors until a sliver of golden sunlight cuts through the gray. I drive a Prius, so no ticket violations for drag racing on my record. So this is what it looks like around my neighborhood after a brief shower. These snaps taken with my Fujifilm X100.
It was a lazy quiet afternoon the other day after all that rain the past few days. I took the beast out for a walk by Venice Beach and got lost in the sunshine.
Went for a walk and wound up staring at the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Yes, I do love romantic walks along the beach…but not in January. It was crazy cold outside. With this set I was going for a more painterly effect using blur filters and color boost.
Enjoying the cold weather? Not too many people were out strolling the sidewalks, but for a few brave souls on bicycles and skateboards. I did enjoy the walk.
Having fun at Venice beach with tints and filters. Next week Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
As one day ends, another begins. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Took the beast and a 50mm lens out to the beach to have a look around. It was chilly, but clear considering the rain we had the day before. I’m having fun with filters and blur tilting.
Keep snapping. It’s gonna be a long winter.
Now go do that voodoo that you do so well…
Took my little Fujifilm X100 out for a walkabout around my neighborhood. I had some fun with filters in black and white.
Some days I get restless and wander around the neighborhood with my camera. When I return home I’ll move the images to my hard drive and let it settle. Later, maybe a week, or in this case months will pass before I view those images. It’s a process of rediscovery and suddenly what was old is new again. It gives me a fresh point of view of my images and breaks the monotony of venturing out again.
This is my last batch of images from a sunny 16 day on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, CA. Fun times with filters and my Nikon D800e with 50mm f/1.4 lens.
These are the last of my snaps along Pacific Palisades in Santa Monica, CA. Taken with my D800e with a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a little fun with filters.
These are more scenes on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, CA. With this batch I was having fun with blur and grain (digital noise). I took a lot of snaps that day, and I’ll come back to them later. Right now I’m enjoying using my beast with the 50mm lens. I hope you all have fun with your snappers.
I took these during my Sunny 16 romp. I did have to make changes to my aperture and shutter speeds, naturally. But once out of the shadows, I was back to my cheery sunny 16 romp.
I hope September brings you more smiles. Keep snapping!
In 2007 I bought my first DSLR. It was the Olympus E-volt 500 that came with two kit lenses. It shot images only, no video, but stored in RAW format. At the time I was a big OM-2n SLR film snapper. So naturally I chose Olympus as my first digital camera. I had so much fun taking snaps from tattered paper cups to sunsets by the beach. Recently, after revisiting those old digital images, I found some snaps that actually turned out pretty cool.
These images are of the Brewery by the rail yards in Los Angeles.
This is fun with filters
Fun with color filters!
I’m having fun playing with filters and actions in Photoshop CC. I hope to get some outside time in daylight before summer is over. But for now I’m just going over some snaps from previous summers. I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer vacation.
This one afternoon was perfect. It was about two years ago sitting at my favorite spot on Santa Monica beach. Days like these I would wish on anyone.
As the song goes:
We’ll keep on spending sunny days this way
We’re gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it comin’ closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly
Groovin’, on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn’t get away too soon
by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati