Ealing Jazz Festival

Metadata importing...

...just discovered I can upload images with all the attached info, so there it is...

Advanced Filters...

or, as I like to call them, gimmicky filters , are not my favorite tools for image creation. But I have made this one exception, and that is Miniature Filter. There is something special about this one. Under certain circumstances, I think, one can achieve rather interesting effects.

Long Live Velvia...

After two years of working with Fujifilm X system, and experimenting with various setting and simulations, I have taken a plunge and started playing with Velvia sim. Up to now it was all about raw files and Lightroom and Acros which I really like, but having said that, I have to admit, that with stock photography in mind, you can not go very far shooting B+W. And also, after years of shooting the true and only film based Velvia, it is rather exciting to switch the settings to "Velvia", add +2 in "colour" and just shoot and upload, shoot and upload, no more wasted hours in LR & CC

Christmas Shopping with the magical XF16mmF1.4 on X-Pro2

There is something very special to go out and shoot with this lens. First of all, it is a quality to feel and touch, very well made item, not many like this around nowadays, and you know this lens will serve you well for many years to come. And of course the image quality is something else altogether. I have made an excellent choice by adding this piece of glass to my small stable of lenses. And in some way, this addition somehow completes the collection of my Fujifilm gear