Thought for the day…”Dreams do not work unless you do” “Do not wish for it, work for it”.
One of the great bonuses of the Fuji X-E1 camera is that the photos straight out of the camera are so good, even in jpeg form. Previously I would spend many hours with RAW files, adjusting and ‘developing’ the RAW image into finished JPEG photo, but now things are so much easier (and quicker). The standard jpegs straight out of the camera are so good…..have a look at the 2 photos below. Great colours, great sharpness and great contrast. Not quite ‘point and shoot’ but certainly much faster and much easier than previous digital cameras. And having been so impressed by the quality of the glass in the Fuji lenses, then another lens purchase might just be on the horizon..but will I be able to bring myself to pay the 2000 euros for the new zoom lens?????? Quality costs.
and another photo from the archives…night train to Oslo from Trondheim….
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Thought for the day…” Life is the art of drawing without an eraser”.
” Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work” (Thomas Edison).
Another colourful market scene today, taken in bright sunlight which really made the colours stand out. The idea was to get in closer and fill the shot with colour. Certainly worked here. The photo was taken a few years ago in a market in Split, Croatia. At that time, the photos were taken as JPEG photos, which had the advantage of taking up less space on memory cards and also being ready to use without lots of editing.
The disadvantage of JPEG though is that it is a way of storing photos that compresses and loses quality, so every time that the photo is edited then it loses even more quality. The big advantage of taking photos in RAW is that you get in effect a digital ‘negative’ so that you can make pictures from it and also edit it without destroying the original image data. Once you get used to editing RAW images, then they are almost as quick as using jpeg pictures, albeit with larger file sizes.
I guess that anybody over about 20 years old will have missed out on the thrill and excitement of waiting for that envelope of photos to come back through the post from the processing laboratory, or the excitement (and frustration!) of waiting for the local Kodak or Fuji shop to process the photos. Even one hour was a long time to wait sometimes……but now it is all instant and digital.
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