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Miscellany Photo Essay Travels

It was sunny in Philadelphia

In May 2017, I spent a few days in Philly on business. (Remember travel?) I had the good fortune to have a long distance to walk between my hotel and my customer’s offices every morning and eventing during this glorious spring week.

There’s a reason why I always travel with my “real” camera.

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Coronavirus Journal Ephemera

Drive-thru Nation

Monday afternoon in the suburbs, Coronavirus edition. I decided to take advantage of the beautiful blue skies and relative warmth (13°C, but windy!!) and go out for a little bike ride to get some fresh air and clear my mind.

This is a bit of what I saw.

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Ephemera Travels

¿La playa? ¡No necesariamente!

Resort towns don’t always have tons to offer beyond the beach. That’s not always true… if you look, there’s always something eye-catching to see.

This is why I’m happy I brought my trusty X100F with me to Cancún before Christmas.

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Ephemera

A Sunny Saturday in Ottawa, SOOC

Every Saturday this past October has just been spectacular. I don’t know who to thank for this (or who needs paying off) but WOW. Can we have some more, please?

On this particular Saturday—October 26, 2019, to be precise—I had about an hour to kill around midday, and I can’t think of a better way to kill time than to shoot it (with my camera, of course).

If you’re not a photgraphy geek, just skip the next bit and go straight to the pictures.

Normally, I always post-process my shots in Capture One, taking the RAW files and applying a variety of presets and settings to get to the look that I want. The awesome JPG files generated by my Fuji X-T2 go unused (but not unloved), because I find that I just have more latitude working from the RAW files.

This time around, i thought I’d try working JPG only. After having come across Ritchie Roesch’s awesome Fuji X Weekly blog and his incredible collection of vintage film simulation recipes, I settled on his Kodachrome II recipe and decided to shoot everything that Saturday using only this emulation.

Here’s some of what I saw around Lowertown and the ByWard Market on that lovely Saturday. All images are Straight Out of Camera (SOOC) and have only been straightened or cropped in Capture One. If I was less cockeyed, I could have bypassed Capture One altogether.

So why do I spend all this time post-processing my images? Great question…

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Ephemera Travels

Another day, another dollar

It rained overnight. Not that it matters. Out of bed, over to the congress centre. Escape from the windowless meeting rooms to take a call in the lobby.

There was good light.

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