Israel with the X-Pro1

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bas thijssen
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Israel with the X-Pro1
May 10, 2012

I took these a week ago in Israel with the X-Pro1.... I'm in love with this cam....

http://basthijssen.nl/ISRAEL/index.html

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In reply to bas thijssen, May 10, 2012

Wow really nice pictures, thanks for sharing. Right now i am selling my x100 to get into the xpro01 or the new olympus, havent set my mind yet, i am leaning more towards the olympus because of the camera performance and more towards the fuji because of the image quality.

But one thing i have notice is that they are so many wonderful examples of picutres like yours taken with the xpor01 and nothing interesting with the olympus....

Great picts and keep them coming...

Are these jpgs? Or are you working raw.

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I took these a week ago in Israel with the X-Pro1.... I'm in love with this cam....

http://basthijssen.nl/ISRAEL/index.html

regards.
Bas

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Your photographs are amazing..masterful and inspiring...thank you!

The beautiful lighting, composition and toning all work together so well..

Are there more photo-essays on your site we can enjoy?

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9722082006/photos

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On http://www.basthijssen.nl are 3 more galleries.... enjoy and thanks for your kind words!

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I love these shots. Very nice composition and processing. The color processing works very well with the subject matter. Would you be willing to share some of your processing techniques? It looks like you reduced the saturation of the blues and tinted the shadows a bit?

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duncan02 wrote:

I love these shots. Very nice composition and processing. The color processing works very well with the subject matter. Would you be willing to share some of your processing techniques? It looks like you reduced the saturation of the blues and tinted the shadows a bit?

Yes, I love the slightly desaturated look. What's your approach to achieve this?

Great work. Im really loving the work I am seeing from the Fuji. There are some terrific images out there from inspirational photographers.

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In reply to bas thijssen, May 10, 2012

As people have already stated a very nice set with processing that seems to match your vision of the area. Your PP gives the area an "other-worldly" feel...appropriately for one of the oldest areas of recorded history.

Great Work!

Bob

bas thijssen wrote:

I took these a week ago in Israel with the X-Pro1.... I'm in love with this cam....

http://basthijssen.nl/ISRAEL/index.html

regards.
Bas

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I also keep hitting the m43 forum looking for interesting shots from the OMD. I just don't see many. It hasn't been out as long, but I just don't see any shots that inspire to me get the OMD from an IQ or content perspective. It probably says more about the target markets for each camera more than anything else though. Both cameras look pretty good. I think I'm for the XP1 though.

These shots though are fantastic.

malabito wrote:

But one thing i have notice is that they are so many wonderful examples of picutres like yours taken with the xpor01 and nothing interesting with the olympus....

Great picts and keep them coming...

Are these jpgs? Or are you working raw.

bas thijssen wrote:

I took these a week ago in Israel with the X-Pro1.... I'm in love with this cam....

http://basthijssen.nl/ISRAEL/index.html

regards.
Bas

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brudy wrote:

I also keep hitting the m43 forum looking for interesting shots from the OMD. I just don't see many. It hasn't been out as long, but I just don't see any shots that inspire to me get the OMD from an IQ or content perspective. It probably says more about the target markets for each camera more than anything else though. Both cameras look pretty good. I think I'm for the XP1 though.

These shots though are fantastic.

Me too ! Everyone seems to be euphoric over the OMD but I don't get it.

Fuji images look way, way better.

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In reply to bas thijssen, May 10, 2012

Wonderful series, excellent post work. I enjoyed the image of the fellow in the black suit and shadows including yours taking the photo. Nice capture.
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Though I own and have started using the X-Pro1 and I have been a cheer leader for Fuji for the last 7 years FWIW I think the OP's images are more a testimony to his ability as a photographer and his post work than the cam.

However, to get to the final result you must employ great tech... and that is what the Fuji is.

Bob

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brudy wrote:

I also keep hitting the m43 forum looking for interesting shots from the OMD. I just don't see many. It hasn't been out as long, but I just don't see any shots that inspire to me get the OMD from an IQ or content perspective. It probably says more about the target markets for each camera more than anything else though. Both cameras look pretty good. I think I'm for the XP1 though.

These shots though are fantastic.

Me too ! Everyone seems to be euphoric over the OMD but I don't get it.

Fuji images look way, way better.

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I don't get it either. I guess if you're already invested in m43 it's exciting, but if not, it doesn't do much to inspire. The IQ just seems a little flat to me, not as rich and full. The fuji (especially with the 35) looks so much more lush and rich.

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Me too ! Everyone seems to be euphoric over the OMD but I don't get it.

Fuji images look way, way better.

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I love your Egypt gallery. nt
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Thanks for pointing that one out. Really nice work.
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In reply to bas thijssen, May 10, 2012

Nice pics but PP is like makeup, if you notice it, it is too much. I'd like to see the OOC versions.

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Beautiful work, excellent compositions and a very interesting color treatment!!

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brudy wrote:

I also keep hitting the m43 forum looking for interesting shots from the OMD. I just don't see many. It hasn't been out as long, but I just don't see any shots that inspire to me get the OMD from an IQ or content perspective. It probably says more about the target markets for each camera more than anything else though. Both cameras look pretty good. I think I'm for the XP1 though.

Come on - seriously?!

These are GREAT photographs and its totally a testament to the photographer. Bas has a very unique way of shooting and a great vision. He also has his own style of post processing and there's not a lot in these shots that are unique to the Fuji except that he loves to shoot with it. Are there situations where the X-Pro IQ outshines the OMD? Absolutely there are, but these shots don't really show that. They show the work of a damn fine photographer using a tool he's very very comfortable with. Those colors are not Fuji colors - they're Bas's colors. The vignetting is not Fuji vignetting - its Bas's great post processing skills and compositional skills that make these photos so good.

Pretty much any of these shots could be taken with the OMD in the right hands, but none could have been taken by anyone else. They're a very strong testament to the photographer!

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In reply to bas thijssen, May 10, 2012

Some really beautiful work here Bas. Great vision, compositions, and really wonderful post processing. Someone said the PP is too much - I think its dead solid perfect. You could have done this with any decent camera but if the X-Pro is the one you're most comfortable with, its the right one! I have one too - love it.

One question - you obviously shot some of these from the hip or waist. Did you have to do much or any cropping? The compositions and framing seem a little too good for from the hip shooting without fixing the compositions a little bit after the fact. If not, I'm doubly impressed!

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There are indeed some pics taken from the hip, but the cropping is really minimal... maybe some luck involved

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Nice pictures! X-Pro1 owners take nice pictures.

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