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And then it was over

The nasty heatwave, that is. It rained last night, and there’s more to come later today. Phew!

One thing I like about early morning rain is what it leaves behind in the garden: beautiful water drops everywhere.

All images made with a Fujifilm X-Pro3, a Fujinon XF50mmF2 lens (sometimes with MCEX-11 macro extension tube) and processed in Capture One Pro.
After the rain
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Around the House Miscellany

Curb your enthusiasm

My wife decided to grow yellow zucchinis in the backyard garden this year.

This is the first (and so far only) mature one. I think it’s happy to see us.

Now we’re just waiting for a few more to grow and ripen so we can make some of Nigella Lawson’s wonderful happiness soup.

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After the melt

Now that the snow has (mostly) melted in our garden, we get to see what’s left behind.

Looks like we forgot to pick a Brussels sprout or two before winter.

Digging these SOOC JPGs from the X-Pro3. Classic Negative. Mmmm.
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Sprout


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Autumn is upon us. The days shorten, the nights cool. Soon the Brussels sprouts will be ready to harvest.

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V is for Velvia

Fujifilm Velvia is one of those love-it-or-hate-it kind of films. Designed for nature and landscape photography, it’s characterized by deep saturation, redder-than-red reds and greener-than-green greens.

Of course, I don’t shoot film—I got into photography well into the digital era—but my trusty Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera has these wonderful film simulations baked in. This is where Fuji’s engineers have reverse-engineered the behaviours of some of their most popular and famous film emulsions (Provia, Astia, Acros and of course Velvia) and made them available as shooting modes directly in-camera.

Velvia 50 makes anything in sunlight look incredible. It makes warm colors warmer, while keeping everything else more vivid. It makes good dawn and afternoon light look even better than reality.

– Ken Rockwell

This afternoon I was walking around the garden, admiring my wife’s handiwork, where she had spent a part of the afternoon planting some seedlings. I hadn’t planned on taking any shots, but the light was just right, and I knew what I had to do.

Fujifilm X-T2, the magical XF56mmF1.2 R and Velvia film simulation

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