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X100 Goes Motorcycle Camping in Vermont

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by KillRamsey, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Rode 4 hours to the Vermont woods Friday, carrying tents/bags/pads for some cyclist friends. I staked out a good spot Friday so that when they arrived Saturday all would be ready for them. Weather didn't cooperate much, it was incredibly cold Friday night (22F / -6C) and cloudy a lot but I did what I could with the X100 to pass the time til they showed up. I can now say the camera works at those temps just fine.

    Forestry road
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    DSCF9445 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    RARE moment of sunlight
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    DSCF9453 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    25 second exposure, f5.6 to get the corners sharper, ISO 3200, shooting straight up with the camera balanced on the motorcycle luggage on the ground by the fire. The red light made this evergreen tree look like an oak.
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    DSCF9487 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    Lens flare from the fire... I wouldn't have thought it.
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    DSCF9502 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice. I LOVE that shot of the stars and the tree, ostensibly lit by the fire? Just gorgeous!

    -Ray
     
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Yep, just the fire light. I was alone and bored, so I would stoke the fire to get it brighter, run over, set up a shot, take off my gloves (unhappily), and shoot. Then I'd review, tweak, and repeat.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they're all good, but I also choose the stars shot as my fave. The Irene ones are heartbreaking.
     
  6. tdp

    tdp Guest

    3 and 5 are extremely good
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    More on flickr, on both counts. One of the other star shots got a small shooting star during the exposure.
     
  8. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Wonderful photos :) thanks for sharing with us!
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I really like the stars and the fire shots.
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Love the shots! Thanks for posting.
     
  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I love this set. Brilliant. I am with Ray re stars/trees.