All worthy winners but some of Camille Michel's work is sheer perfection. I suspect some of the detractors would prefer images from Sonys World Photography Awards... or maybe a Peter Lik ;)
As a dyed-in-the-wool digital shooter who has recently started shooting film, I totally get this camera. I love the anticipation of getting the negs back and forgetting about some of the images taken. Having said that, why not just get a film Leica for a ¼ of the price?
These are better than the usual bland landscapes we see in the readers showcase...
Elinas: Ouch... Fujifilm didn't put a lock on the exposure compensation dial... a real necessity to prevent this dial from turning by itself when you cary the camera... it happens all the time with my X-Pro1... too bad really!
Funny thing is, in Df land people often complain because there is a lock on the EC dial! You can't please all of the people all of the time...
When I grow up I want to be the photographer that can easily justify this purchase.
Clyde Thomas: Seems more Wabi-sabi than zen.
Thanks for introducing the concept of Wabi-sabi to me... It fits the ethos of my photography well.
Fantastic set, love all of them! Well done Tom! Also a welcome departure from the bland and obvious landscapes we tend to see on these readers showcases ;-)
NoRules: Lee Friedlander was once asked why he always only have name of the place and date as titles. He answerd "That is the only objective aspect of my pictures". There is nothing more to say. Let the image speak for it self. When I read what he said I felt very releaved. Photography means writing with light. It's a passive (in most times) activity. We have a device that register light. Behind it we can manipulate it, and we can manipulate what's in front of it (staged photography). The only objective values are time and place. If we go beyond that we enter the realm of metaphysics and mysticism, and that is not needed. The pictures are beautiful, no need to hang a veil over them like titles that obscure and reduce them. Pure photography tells a story that do not need words. If we cross that line we end up with a mess. IMHO.
I side with NoRules here... my work tends to be entitled with a functional description of where the image was taken... but then I like to have a heavy dose of ambiguity hang over each image, so the view brings their meaning to the party.As Earthrise says, whatever works best for the artist... but I will also mention that I *loathe* it when the title of a Street Photograph is like a crappy caption competition. Eurgh!!
I have to say I was excited to read the headline as urbexing is something I enjoy. The decay and light in abondonments are fantastic ingredients for compelling images. These buildings should be some of the absolute best available to an urban explorer... but I'm sorry to say that these photos are just not my cup of tea.
I like the ice lolly... My kind of shot :)
Sitting Duck Photos: For stills the 50mm field of view is usually a bore fest. But this lens is more for video shooters. Eventually, Panasonic will go all in on video and make stills only available from a 4k photo mode. Meh to 50mm.
I still never get it when people say the 50mm FOV is boring. Was Bressons work boring? Is how you see the world boring? If you answer 'yes' to either of those questions then photography probably isn't for you ;-)
There's a lot to like in these images, my favourites being 3 & 9 by quite a margin... well done!
Photography at its finest...
bluevellet: Cynics would say Fuji has a strong habit of releasing buggy, unfinished cameras to then try to fix them years down the line through the line. Yes, it's better than not fixing them at all. But it just doesn't encourage you to run out and buy the latest Fuji product since it is expected to be crippled.
"The problem you have now..."
"...you clearly don't have the slightest idea."
I think it's you who has the problem boyo.
@Fri13Any review of the XT1 would say it's not good at tracking moving subjects (not as good as PDAF on a DSLR in any case). If you think it was going to be any different, you didn't do your research well enough and/or bought the wrong camera for your requirements!As for the buttons business... I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about as I don't own the XT1 (nor do I want to as it's not the best fit for me). I'm just loving what Fuji is doing as their glass is fantastic and (for me) their business ethos is the best amongst any of the major camera brands... Clearly you are a Fuji cynic... thats fine, just different from my POV. :)
PerL: But, but... how come the camera need improvement in AF? They already claimed they had the worlds fastest and best AF when it was introduced?
Is it possible that claims about AF generally has a lot of hype involved and that one should be skeptical until it is proven in the field?
Eh? So by this logic the 'best' never needs to be bettered. Go tell that to athletes.
Other cynics would say that some compainies drip feed minor upgrades to their cameras every 6-12 months to sell more bodies. You talk about 'fixing' as if they didn't work in the first place.For me this kind of business model is going to encourage me to develop brand loyalty to Fuji as I'll get a 'new' camera without having to shell out any more money ;-)
For my tastes these are by far the best of the recent reader showcases... Excellent work!