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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Window Light

Shot with Fuji x10 at ISO 800, f2.8, no flash.  A north facing window creates great soft light, a giant soft box.  If I had a reflector with me I would have used it to lighten the shadow side of the face a bit.  Instead I used the Shadows slider in iPhoto to accomplish that.  Direct flash would create flat, no modeling light and would have left this as a snapshot rater than a nice portrait of our grandson Abe.  Enjoy, Jeff



Grand daughter Talia is gorgeous. Using Camera+ to shoot and edit allowed this nice image. I really like the Clarify option on this App. The App has just about everything needed to make a decent image. Jeff

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Grunge Effect

Played around in Iris PS. Neat grunge look. Jeff

Lens Baby and the Ford

I saw this Ford hot rod on a ferry! Wow, what a gift. I thought that the Lens Baby on my Maxxum 7D would create the blurred effect I wanted. Image slightly edited in Snapseed on the IPad . Enjoy, Jeff

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

iPhone 4 Stealth Photography

Today I tried some stealth photography with the the iPhone and ear plugs with a volume control click. The control serves as a able release, firing the camera. If done correctly, it looks as if you are listening to music , not photographing This was my best shot today. Much fun! Enjoy, Jeff

Monday, December 12, 2011

Detail with the Fuji x10

I had to do a little hunting and climb on some rocks to shoot this Iguana. These lizards will generally let you get within three feet if you move very slowly, in increments. I shot this at 112 mm. Was blown away by the color, clarity and detail. Only edit was a 10% sharpen in Iris PS.

Enjoy, Jeff

Color in Aruba

The Fuji x10 with the Fuji color processing system and terrific Fujinon 28-112 lens does a great job capturing color. This was set to Velvia mode in camera and other than a little Levels and Sharpening in Iris PS, is as from the camera jpeg. Enjoy, Jeff

Sunday, December 11, 2011

True HDR

True HDR did a great job bringing out the DR of this Aruban balcony view The straight iPhone camera shot was okay, but this was terrific. Enjoy, Jeff

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Airport

Charlotte airport. A simple exercise in composition. Note the arrangement of the planes in relationship to the city skyline. Shot with iPhone 4 and edited in Photoforge. Enjoy, Jeff

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Torah Scribe

We had a major event at our Synagogue this weekend, in that our Congregation decided to have a new Torah written for us. An Israeli Rabbi Torah Scribe came and I was one of the photographers asked to shoot this event. I used my Fuji X10 for this close-up on Macro setting, AWB at f2.2, Auto ISO 800. I focused on the Scribe's pen and was blown away with the detail captured by the ultra-sharp Fujinon 28-110mm lens. There is virtually no noise. I did no sharpening in camera or in PP. Wow!

Enjoy, Jeff

Friday, December 2, 2011

A New York Minute

The Fuji X10 has one of these cool motion panorama modes as I did with Grand Central station below.

I really like capturing this "slice of life" in Times Square. People just being themselves and enjoying this minute in NY.

When people are moving through the scene, it really creates havoc with the image, causing ghost images, half people and so forth. So, I took 5 people from another sweep and cut them out, moved and positioned them over this image. It required a lot of masking and then fine cloning to make a decent blended image. I really like the colors right out of the camera. It also captured white balance well. Enjoy, Jeff