Monday, 23 February 2015

Sunny Days Make for Good Mono Images



While out in the hills above Dunbar on Saturday I took some shots that I knew would look good in black and white even though the X-T1 was set to colour.  I actually see the shots in mono tones when I press the shutter release and this is because I used to shoot with black and white film and in those days you couldn't switch the viewfinder to 'mono mode' like you can on modern day digital cameras.

The bright, sunny conditions were perfect for the type of high contrast mono images I love to produce in post production using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.  However to get a result on the computer you need a good image to start with. 


The farmland on the rolling hills above the village of Spott gave me plenty to point my camera and lens at and I came back with several shots that I was happy with, including this collection of five shots of the farmhouse at Spott West Mains.




The images were all taken on the Fujifilm X-T1 using either the Fujinon XF18mm f2 (images 1, 3 & 4) or the Fujinon XF55-200mm f3.5/4.8 (images 2 and 5).


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