post processing

Just few X-Pro1 RAWs

I haven't had much time for photography lately, so here are just few photos processed from X-Pro1 RAW files. I am quite pleased but I have to learn more about the balance of sharpening and noise removal when processing with Lightroom.

Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/125, F1.4, ISO 500. I like the result here.

Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/125, F4, ISO 1600. This is also quite good. So, no big problems through ISO 1600.

Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/250, F1.6, ISO 6400. Here you can see quite much noise on his face. This is ISO 6400 which would be nice to use in indoor shooting. That's why I have to learn more about sharpening vs. noise reduction. I will post some ISO 3200 examples later on.

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How to proceed with X-Pro1?

Earlier I stated that X-Pro1 is a great B&W camera. And that is fully true. I have decided now that I will shoot in color with it though. Then I will have the possibility to choose between different post-processing options including the fantastic B&W presets by VSCO Film. But many times I want to have color shots too. Sometimes vibrant ones and sometimes with muted colors.

Another important thing to test more is X-Pro1's RAW files. Especially now that I have faster computer (see the post below) I feel that I should give a possibility for RAWs too. Earlier I have tested them only quite occasionally. I am actually quite exited about RAW shooting now. I have looked through many great shots processed from RAW files in Flickr and those were not having that “smearing” problem.

A photo of my sons at the end of this post because they just had their birthdays and it was Father's Day yesterday:

 

Two from archives and a new selfie

I’ve gone through my photo archives again. There are actually quite many interesting shots that I’ve neglected in the first round. I’ve tested B&W conversion for many shots using VSCO Film presets in Lightroom. Quite refreshing approach actually! I also processed quite many using VSCO color presets like Fuji 160 C which seems to be my favorite at the moment. It seems to be so that some shots need to be archived to be found again.

One of the first X-Pro1 shots from May. XF 35mm F1.4 R lens.

A stone duck shot at summer cottage. XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens.

SP. XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens. VSCO Film Fuji Neopan 1600 preset. Love that grain!

I just got a Fotodiox EOS-FX adapter to test my Voigtländer 90mm F3.5 SL II lens with my X-Pro1. I will soon post some photos taken with that combination and I will add some comments on it too.

Uno is number one

I love how kids concentrate themselves when playing card or board games. Here Kaapo seems to really think about his next move in Uno card game. I also like a lot this quite heavy processing I did for this particular shot. 

Fantastic Snapseed app now in iOS and Mac

I have now Snapseed app in my iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and in my MacBook. Really fantastic. I think I am going to use the desktop version quite much for my Fuji X100 shots. I’m shooting in JPEG with X100 and I feel Snapseed will suit very well for those shots (even though Snapseed is capable to process RAWs too). If you are not familiar with this awesome app, I suggest that you should visit Snapseed website.

 

Here’s one quick processing by desktop version of Snapseed from last night. 

 

 

Processed in Snapseed

The shot below has been shot with Fuji X100 and was initially saved in my Aperture 3 library in my MacBook. In Aperture I saved some of the shots from that photo shoot in the photo stream in iCloud which is very handy way to get shots in your iOS devices (and vice versa of course). I opened this shot from the photo stream in my iPad and processed it in the very wonderful Snapseed app. I cropped it and adjusted color and contrast. Very handy indeed. I uploaded the final version in my Flickr stream straight from Snapseed. And of course the final version was immediately also in my MacBook through iCloud. Fantastic. 

 

Stools

Stools, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

One of the first pics I shot with my Fujifilm X100 in July 2011. When I shot this I found the stools interesting but when I coverted the pic in B&W it really got a new life! I especially like the light coming from underneath the shelves.

Mushroom by new Instagram

Mushroom by new Instagram, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Above pic was shot by the camera of iPhone 4 and after that processed in Instagram v2.0. New tilt-shift system seems to be way better than the old one and I like the possibility to use high-res photos. Also the live filters during the shooting are very cool.