When I saw the NLA’s Photographing the City: Architecture from the Street I became a little intrigued. I thought it would be perfect for a Friday lunchtime adventure for the X-Pro1 and me. We met Stephen McLaren, street photographer at the Lloyds Building and spent the next 2 hours wandering the city trying to capture architectural images in an imaginative quirky way.
I decided to test the monochrome film simulation setting, using the 35 mm lens (it’s still the only one I have). The light was slightly better than it has been recently, with moments of sunshine appearing through the grey. I did feel a little limited with just the one lens. The wider one would have been very handy….
I tended to keep the camera aperture at around F8. Again I wanted to shoot wide open… but it didn’t really suit this type of shooting. I found the camera slow to focus and it was having trouble working out the light levels accurately. I did use the exposure dial to over and under expose some images.
The images here are from the fine quality jpeg setting. I’m having trouble with the raw files and converting them on my mac via RPP, It’s a great app but I haven’t learnt how to use it properly, yet.
I’m waiting for magic to happen with me and my Fuji X-Pro1. More adventures are needed before that happens I think… We are off to Paris for the next one so I’ll live in hope…
Moi moi for now….