Imperfect Yellow

I have sat on this and figured why not.  It’s not a perfect image but after the day I had as I edit this in the wee hours of the morning with still several more hours of work still left to do because of a an imperfection.  I thought, why not show off that not everything that isn’t perfect is horrible.  So enjoy imperfect yellow.

For those of you that are photo gear nuts.  This is straight out of the camera jpeg and look at what it was shot at.  All errors are by yours truly.

Fuji X100S, 35mm, ISO 2000, f/2.8, 1/40

Down the Exit

I have been playing with shadows and light incase you haven’t figured out what is going on with some of the images.  I admittedly haven’t shot much “street” style shots lately but this one was an opportunity too good to pass up and I liked how it goes from the dark to the light in the image and give it a sense of depth that really isn’t there.  The Fuji again was in sue to snap this picture.

Fuji X100S, 35mm, ISO 500, f/2.0, 1/100

Fall Lights

I had a request for some fall colors from someone in sunny and dare I say warm Florida.  I saw this lam and I liked the leaves around it against the blue sky and the green plant thingies on the wall behind it.  I will say now that this is straight out of the Fuji X100S with nothing but some clarity and sharpness added for my tastes and some contrast.  Meaning, that sky was that blue without me manipulating it along with the leaves.  So enjoy the fall lights.

Fall Lights
Fuji X100S, 35mm, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/340

Steel Shadows

I just went to shoot some light and shadows and saw this and went with it.  Really like how you get the sense of depth and how the shadows make the pattern on the ground.

Steel Shadows
Sigma DP1, 28mm, ISO 100, f/11, 1/160

Celtic Cross

This is a cross at the church I shot a wedding at.  The church happened to own the land that the National Cathedral was built on and the cross commemorates this.  I like the celtic styling at the top so I snapped a quick picture with it on the Fuji and then played with some presets that I recently came across to give it the warmer tone and I’m happy with it.

Fuji X100S, 35mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/2500

Got the time?

Points if you get the Joe Jackson reference or, if you prefer the Anthrax reference (I’m an Anthrax fan myself).  Time, don’t have much of it right now so another from the Chicago archives.

Got the Time

At Dock

I edited a bunch of images so that when I got behind from work be it photography or the job that pays, I had them laying around.  This one is obviously Chicago and it was a nice shot of the river leading out to the lake.  I did a 16×9 crop to give it a more expansive feel.  It works when you are short on time!

At Dock

As the Lights Go Down in the City

Points if you get the soft rock classic reference there!  What can I say, I was bored when I shot this.  I was stuck at work waiting for someone to finish an email so I killed time by wandering to the various windows that look out and figured why not and shoved the lens hood up against the window as hard as I could and locked my arms.  Not bad for a human tripod.

As the Light Go Down in the City
Sigma DP1, 28mm, ISO 100, f/7.1, 6 seconds

Going Green

It’s amazing what you can find in your Lightroom folders when you are forced to clean them up because imports weren’t done correctly.  I remember taking this picture in Chicago because I thought the wheel color was interesting.  Looking at the other elements in the bike it’s pretty colorful.  Enjoy.

Going Green