Film Simulation

Cone Flowers

Cone Flowers

I have been shooting almost exclusively in jpeg format for over a year now after buying the Fujifilm X-E1. I find the quality of the jpeg files to be all that I needed and my post processing time go way down. However, if I come upon a situation where I want a raw file I simple press a function button and changed it to capture images in raw plus jpeg.

I recently upgraded to the Fuji X-T10 for the improved focus system and because the dang thing was “cool” looking. And, as we all know, cool makes you a better photographer. I am shooting in jpeg with this camera also. It is easy  to setup the X-T10 to use one of the 7 function buttons to allow me to quickly change to raw and jpeg. I was able to do the same with the X-E1 but with only one function button. More bells on this model. I can also do this with the Q menu.

Anyway the focus of this post is about the film simulation of jpeg files. Since I’m primarily working with jpeg files I’ve set BKT 2 on my Drive Dial for film simulation.  When bracketing in film simulation, one exposure is made then 3 files are output each with the film simulation I choose from the available eleven. I currently have it set for Provia, Velvia and Astia. So when I come across a situation I’m not sure about, or just for the fun of it, I switch to BKT2. As long as I’ve exposed properly, I will have three images to choose from.

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Afternoon Shadows

Afternoon Shadows

Afternoon Shadows

You want to be anything but yourself, it is easy to dream of being someone else, yet only those who become themselves live.

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After the Rain

Wet Leaves

After the Rain

“If there is no balance in your inner world, there will be none in your outer world, for harmony always begins within.”

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From a Walk

Taken with my Galaxy S5

Taken with my Galaxy S5

What distinguishes us from one another is our dreams, and what we do to make them come about. -Joseph Epstein

I was impressed with this image from my phone. All I’ve done is make a 1:1 crop.

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Morning Fog

Morning Fog

Morning Fog

There is a favorite cottonwood tree along Stuart  street where the beginning of the Fisher Nature Area trail starts. I have been trying to take images of the tree and trail in as many weather situations as possible. Actually that would need to be every day. The sun is out this morning and looks like a beautiful day ahead.

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Storm to the North

Storm to the North

Storm to the North

“How you see life, depends on your perspective, your angle of view, if something makes no sense, look again with new eyes.”

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Reading

Reading

Reading

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” Lemony Snicket

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