SANDRA (black and white edits)

Black and white edits of June’s photoshoot with Sandra Quri at the now closed Sophie Tea Art, a temporary art exposition. All images taken using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR, Fujinon XF 18-55mm and Viltrox 56mm 1.4.

Sandra

Photoshoot with Sandra Quri at the soon to be closed Sophie Tea Art, a temporary art exposition. All images taken using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR, Fujinon XF 18-55mm and Viltrox 56mm 1.4.

The grain in this picture is deliberate as I replicated a vintage film (Kodak Portra 800)

Fading away in the fog

On Saturday West London woke up covered in the fog so I ventured to the nearby Walpole Park in Ealing to take a couple of pictures with my Fujifilm X-T3.

Location 🌏 Ealing, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / 🎞 ISO 160, SS 1/250s, F5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 Ealing, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / 🎞 ISO 160, SS 1/500s, F3.2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

3rd London Lockdown, part 1 (black and white and colour)

Here we go again. The UK Government enforced a new lockdown with the new restrictive measures coming into force hours after reaffirming there would have been a leeway around Christmas day. However, in a rather unspectacular fashion, Boris Johnson had yet another change of heart. Honestly, I cannot recall how many U-turns the Conservative-led government has made on Covid and Brexit. In any case, it is what it is. And when you can’t do what you do, then you do what you can. In my case, all I can do is walking around with my Fujifilm X-T3. Enjoy. More to follow in the coming days….

By the way, yesterday I bought a street photography book by UK photographer Brian Lloyd Duckett featuring 52 assignments. The first picture below ticks off assignment No. 49 “Mirror Mirror Technique”.

Location 🌏 More London Place / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 800, 3/5s, F 4.5 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 London Bridge / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 800, 1/55s, F 4 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 Walbrook / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 200, 1/25s, F 5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

Foggy morning in Porto – view from Dom Luis I Bridge

My closest friends know that every year – typically at the end of October – I select 12 photographs I shot during the previous twelve months and stick them in a table calendar as a little Christmas gift. As part of the selection process, at the beginning of October I start reviewing the pictures I published on social media with the intention of narrowing down the best (or most meaningful) 15-20 shots before making the final call on which ones make the final cut. As you may have noticed, I have taken a few photographs since upgrading to the Fujifilm x-series cameras and therefore I have a lot of unprocessed pictures on my memory card that have not even been exported to my laptop.

The picture below is one of those. I shot it in Porto on Christmas Eve 2019. It was a foggy morning and I decided to go for a walk whilst waiting for my sister to get ready for breakfast. I actually took two pictures that morning as I was approaching the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge. On paper it had all the right ingredients to be an epic picture: the fog was rising and breaking through the bridge; a tram and a woman were also approaching, as well as a seagull was flying over the bridge. And guess what? I published that picture both here and on social media thinking that was a bloody good picture.

A couple of minutes later I decided to start crossing the bridge and take another photograph. I stopped. I pressed the shutter and then moved on. End of story.

As a matter of fact I actually forgot taking that picture at all until earlier this evening when I was browsing my memory card looking for any decent shot I may have taken and left behind. The original photograph was taken in colour with my old Fujifilm X-T20 (I have only recently upgraded to the X-T3) and subsequently edited in Lightroom using one of my own custom-made black and white presets.

Needless to say this one will feature my 2021 table calendar…

Location 🌏 Dom Luis I bridge, Porto Portugal| Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T20 | Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm Setting πŸ”§ ISO 400 – SS 1/500s – f 8 | Film profile 🎞 Originally in colour | Edit πŸ–₯ RAW file in Lightroom Β¦ πŸ“½ @stefanofugazzi