Competition Time – 3rd Quarterly (Transport)

An unusual 3rd quarterly this time as it’s a themed round. I was undecided about the prints as I was looking to have my 747 landing image, but couldn’t quite make it work ratio wise for a print. So a raid of my Lightroom library revealed some old train images from the (now closed I think) Electric Train Museum in Baginton (Near Cov Airport). I had intended to use the Maglev image, but wanted to check the print in Colour and Mono – decided Colour offered a better quality.

First the Prints:

End of the Line
Magnetic Levitation – the future of transport

Now the digital:

Commuter’s Delight
Morning Flight

Slight late amendment – I didn’t think the 747 offered much so I’ve replaced the image with the Morning Flight above.

Me, in a Church!

No don’t worry regular listeners – I’ve not found god, however I was invited into Birmingham Cathedral (St Philips) as part of the Birmingham We Are / We all shoot Photos group.

It’s a place I’ve walked past on many occasions and never thought to venture in (not knowing if you are allowed to take photo’s etc – seems they are fine with it!!)

Fujifilm X-Pro2 XF14mm f/2.8 R ƒ/8.0 – 240seconds – iso200 SRB Photographic ND 1000 Filter
Fujifilm X-Pro2 XF14mm f/2.8 R ƒ/11.0 – 1/30 – iso200
Fujifilm X-E3 8.0 mm Samyang Fisheye II 1/60 iso 3200

An interest place to photograph as it’s open to the public and at certain times services are being conducted. I’m pleased with how the first image came out as I was using an ND1000 filter to remove people from the shot – hence a 4 minute exposure. The last image was high iso as I was hand holding the X-E3 whilst lying down.

As a group they are trying to get access to other building in the city for us to point our lenses at,

Competition Update

Pleased with the result of the mono competition. First up, I was placed first on the digital competition with my Selfridges image – Clovelly wasn’t placed.

Almost made it on the print side, however I was pipped to the 1st position by Cherie’s portrait. 2nd and 3rd was fine though. The images might make a reappearance in the 4th quarterly – I normally don’t add images a second time round, but as prints cost money it would be best to get some value out of them!!

Competition: Mono (Print and Digital)

Time for my image selection for the Mono competition.

I was looking to get a couple of images printed, but I’ll rely on my store of prints as I’m probably pushing it to get anything sorted for next weeks deadline for prints.

First up are my digital entries:

The following image is a panoramic of 3 images taken handheld with my X-Pro2.  The mono works better than the colour (handy for this comp) and the fact it’s fairly clear of people is a bonus.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS ƒ/5.6 18mm 1/320 ISO200

The Selfridges image is a a quick shot taken on my lunchtime walks around Birmingham.   This was a quick grab shot of the usual Birmingham landmark, but with a different focal point.    I was looking to get a silver print of this, but I don’t think I’d have the time to get it in for the competition – so it’s a digital for now.

Fujifilm X-E3 XF14mmF2.8 R ƒ/10.0 – 1/100 – iso200

And for my print entries…..

I love the seaside and I especially love long exposures.   Out of all my silver effect prints this one has been my favourite.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS – ƒ/11.0 – 18mm – 30 Seconds – iso200

Another one from my lunchtime walks – I’m not sure what a judge will think of the bit of nature poking it’s way in on the bottom right – we’ll see.   And if it’s mentioned then maybe an edit and reprint might be an option for the 4th quarterly.   Maybe a subtle title like ‘Nature vs Architecture’ will sway it

Fujifilm X-E3 – XF27mmF2.8 -ƒ/8.0 – 1/320 – iso200

Both prints are sliver based ones – The may make a re-appearance for the final round of the quarterly competition.

XF14mm

This is not a review, but I love the 14mm.

Fujifilm X-E3 – XF14mmF2.8 R – ƒ/10.0 – 1/100 – iso200 Fuji Acros Mode + Yellow Filter

Fujifilm X-E3 – XF14mmF2.8 R –  ƒ/10.0 – 1/100 – iso200 – Fuji Acros Mode + Yellow Filter

Fujifilm X-E3 – XF14mm f/2.8 R – ƒ/9 – 1/240 – iso200

Just a few images from my 2nd day out with the 14mm.   The first image was chosen as POTD on igersbirmingham/Instagram and seems to generally well received – which is nice.