Hawaii through the X100...

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by David_Manning, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. David_Manning

    David_Manning SC Regular

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    I took my X100 to Hawaii last week, and walked Waikiki in Honolulu...terrific beach, terrific people, terrific place! (can you tell, I liked it?).

    Here are some images I brought back.

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  2. David_Manning

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    Some more:

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    Gratuitous self-portrait:

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    And, color:

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  3. Streetshooter

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    Jul 12, 2010
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    David, you did really well. They are all very good but the last one from the 1st set is above and beyond.
    I like the way you frame your vision.
     
  4. retow

    retow SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Excellent! What is your PP workflow for the B&W ones. They look like film, love it.
     
  5. flysurfer

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    Interesting style. I Like it. Reminds me of From Here to Eternity.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    That's a very interesting observation.
    These are some of the nicest B&W conversions I've seen from this camera.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Yup, I fell for the same one as Don did - beautiful film like qualities, perfect light and, it goes without saying, a beautiful young woman. I definitely felt that "From Here to Eternity" feeling, a la flysurfer's observation, with that one of the person and their footsteps shot from above - so much so that in my minds eye just now...scrolling back I was sure there was a couple there entwined in each others arms as the waves were rolling in! True! In that one that Don mentioned...and I fell for, it's more of a "South Pacific" infused moment for me.

    Obviously you had a wonderful trip!
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very enjoyable set - you have a very nice way of engaging with your subjects. I clicked through to yor website and enjoyed that immensely too.

    -Ray
     
  9. David_Manning

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    Thanks guys...it was a short, but enjoyable, trip. I walked seven miles that day...I'm glad I wasn't carrying around a dSLR and lenses!

    All the b&w were processed with Nik SilverEfex Pro 2, and I used the Ilford HP5 preset for tonality. I softened the HP5 grain, and did some dodging and burning...basically, darkroom work for a print.

    The color shot was processed in Nik ColorEfex Pro. I don't remember the preset I started with.

    I have some other b&w images that I'll post on another thread...I'm pretty happy with them too.
     
  10. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon SC Regular

    I have never been "from here to eternity" but I did enjoy all of your presentations, particularly the portraits and specifically the "last of the first".
     
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  11. Lili

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    Superb
     
  12. David_Manning

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  13. thekeddi

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    I love the Beetle photo! Looks like it was actually taken in the 70's fantastic stuff!
     
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

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    I've never played around much with the various film presets in SEP2 since the preview window is so slow and clunky compared to Color Efex, but these look great so I will resolve to be a bit more patient with it. The few images I've tried converting so far with the less grainy Ilford HP5 preset look good; thanks for the tip!
     
  15. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

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    Your images are very nice, it is funny that for what ever reason I leave my x100 home and I only use my GRD for B&W fun when I am working in Hawaii. I might need to rethink that.
     
  16. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I liked the shots, but when I think Hawaii, I think color. The B&W approach doesn't connect with me, though it was done with a good B&W treatment.
     
  17. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

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    Actually I love Hawaii in B&W it sort of turns back the clock a little, I go about once a year for work, so for me it is hard to imagine I do not everything one could think of covered in color for backplates and while they are many times stunning, I just love my personal stuff in B&W more
     
  18. David_Manning

    David_Manning SC Regular

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Aledo, Texas
    Thanks for the comments. I actually shot with the plan that they'd be b&w...I set up the X100 for RAW and then put the back LCD in b&w.

    The b&w, in my mind, is more timeless. Every Hawaii photo I see is color, so I thought it'd be a good way to see it differently.
     
  19. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    some really great stuff in there. Thanks for sharing