X-M1 Evening in Kiev

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vivanchenko
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X-M1 Evening in Kiev
10 months ago

Thought may be I should share this - evening in Kiev. Basically a test shot, but I liked something about it. Fuji magic? :-).

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In reply to vivanchenko, 10 months ago

I totally agree. There is a majic to X cameras ... the colours, even in night shots, look so so cool. Perhaps that 's the ... X factor :0)

I just like the colours of this shot, perhaps needs a bit of PP.

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It is a nice shot, and i agree there is something about it that I like. My only criticism would be that there looks like a small amount of motion blur in the image, which was probably because of the shutter speed and I am supposing it was handheld. At ISO 800 the X-E1 should have had a bit more sharpness than I see. But of course that is pixel peeping, and without doing that it looks very nice, and would probably print well. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you all for your nice comments. ThachLy - amazing colors!

Yes, there is a fair amount of motion blur in that picture. It is not camera's fault though, it is the shooter. Had to do it on the run because I had two little evil clowns by my side whining: "daddy it has got far too cold...", "I am hungry..." and "you really, really, got us with that stupid little camera...". So, I had to do it all on the run :-).

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vivanchenko wrote:

Thank you all for your nice comments. ThachLy - amazing colors!

Yes, there is a fair amount of motion blur in that picture. It is not camera's fault though, it is the shooter. Had to do it on the run because I had two little evil clowns by my side whining: "daddy it has got far too cold...", "I am hungry..." and "you really, really, got us with that stupid little camera...". So, I had to do it all on the run :-).

Well, under the circumstances, that's one of the best shots I have ever seen. Truly miraculous.

I can hardly wait to see what you come up with when you have more than 5 un-interrupted seconds to turn the camera on, set it for the scene, compose and shoot.  

Keep it up,

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Thank you! You are very kind!

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The sky and shadow areas are well exposed. Did you use the DR settings to capture this exposure range? It would seen difficult to get all that in without it. I us that function often with great success.

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In reply to ThachLy, 10 months ago

Fuji colors have always been a source of  praise...

Wondering how the XA1  would  compare  image quality wise....

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Al Valentino wrote:

The sky and shadow areas are well exposed. Did you use the DR settings to capture this exposure range? It would seen difficult to get all that in without it. I us that function often with great success.

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Yes, I believe I had DR set at 400. I also had Highlights at -2 and Shadows at -2 as well. In my experiences this settings give the best DR.

But this particular file is not an in-camera jpeg. I shot raw and then converted it to jpeg using silkypix at all default settings. I remember that I so liked the result on opening the file that I did not feel the need to change anything and I just went ahead and saved the jpeg file. That's all.

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Re: X-M1 Evening in Kiev
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Disappointed. I expected to see photographs of clashes with riot police from Iron Maidan 

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Disappointed. I expected to see photographs of clashes with riot police from Iron Maidan

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Here are some interesting pictures from Maidan, some of them are very touching:

http://korrespondent.net/ukraine/politics/3275719-ot-sotny-tysiach-do-myllyona-masshtabnyi-evromaidan-v-kyeve-8-dekabria#21

Some of them show the opponents (the angry, ageless ladies)

It is not Fuji though :-).

I am with all my heart with these people, but I got ill and have to stay at home for a while. Will join them later. I believe they will hold out.

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Thanks for posting the demonstration pictures. Looks like history is being written as we speak but the outcome is not certain. Too much pre-occupation with trying to get the exact size of the crowd though...good luck to you - stay safe!

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what a waste...
In reply to vivanchenko, 10 months ago

And this is all you were able to photograph in Kiev today?  What a waste of fine photo equipment.    I'd say go out on the streets and capture some history in the making...

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alexzn wrote:

And this is all you were able to photograph in Kiev today? What a waste of fine photo equipment. I'd say go out on the streets and capture some history in the making...

I promise I will. Will post results.

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jm10 wrote:

Thanks for posting the demonstration pictures. Looks like history is being written as we speak but the outcome is not certain. Too much pre-occupation with trying to get the exact size of the crowd though...good luck to you - stay safe!

Yes, agree. And thank you! You all are very kind here!

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Good luck!   I am saying it seriously.

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alexzn wrote:

Good luck! I am saying it seriously.

Thank you!

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