Calf deep in the water with my tripod and the Fuji X-E2 to take this long exposure of one of my favorites works from Fugetsu. It started to rain which added these drops on the teapot. Exposure set to 40 seconds and using Velvia filmsimulation.
A sunny day invited me to capture the beautiful light on this afternoon, when suddenly it got cloudy. I am not using Velvia filmsimulation on my Fuji X-E2 too often, but for this scene it seemed to be perfect.I set the film on high contrast and saturation (color), protecting the highlights.
Again, I am impressed about the dynamic range and how Fuji renders the jpg. I did only sharpen a bit and reduced highlights on this image. The prime lens 27mm been used. I don´t think 27mm is odd ( I read this a couple of times), but it all depends on your taste...I find this focal length very natural to the eye´s view...
I started taking pictures of handcrafted japanese teapots from various masters in 2009. Beside the studio shots I am using the forest for my main location. Before I ve been using Canon´s 100mm Makro lens, which is one of the best for this type of photographs in my opinion. Since switching to Fuji X- Series, I am shooting with the 60mm Macro. But this time I tried the 18-55mm lens with the X-E2.
I used a +10 stop B+W filter for long exposure. This shot comes straight out of the camera! Using Velvia with negativ 1 color saturation. I did no post-production on this image, just adding vignetting to darken the corners.
Using a +10 stop B+W filter and a tripod for capturing some long exposure images with the Fuji X-E2. The zoom lens 18-55mm been perfect because of the terrain. Straight out of the camera (black&white yellow filter), increasing the shadows and highlights. LR 4.4 adding more contrast and sharpness.
I didnt use the kit zoom lens so far. because I am more into prime lenses and using my feet for zooming in and out. But I can say, that this 18-55 mm (27mm wide angle to 84mm telephoto) is a very good lens. It is light and balance perfect on the X-E2. Autofocus is accurate, fast and quiet. IQ is outstanding for a zoom lens. Read more about it.
Marian Pilgrimage Chapel is located on the Giersberg in Kirchzarten. For more than 250 years, people have found in the simple chapel hours of contemplation and consolation in prayer. The Marian Shrine owes its existence to his devotion of the people to the Baroque period.