“I was recently ticked off by a world famous photographer here on this blog”. Oh dear! I didn’t know anyone on this blog did such things! Only a few hours ago, I told someone else on the internet that I’ve never done what I was told! It would be like having someone else take over your body, and do their own thing with it. I prefer doing my OWN thing, thanks very much.
Which – it would seem – is exactly what you HAVE done, Ian. And very nicely, too.
Someone on this blog once told us you can’t BE “original” any more. Everything anyone could have have photographed has already been done to death – photographed a thousand times over. Really? Well I’ve never seen any of these photos before! Nor, for that matter, anything in the style of these photos.
This camera seems to have a unique colour format – consistent throughout, but quite different from anything I’m familiar with. I might be able to reciprocate in the not too-far distant future – I’m lining up to get hold of one of those Foveon sensors, as soon as SIGMA finally releases its FF Foveon.
The subject matter is pretty clearly a seaside town – and I love the graffiti – two great messages there, “think outside the box” and the kid in the final shot.
For quite a while, I used to shoot FUJI in my 35 mm days, but I’ve never had a FUJI camera as such, so it’s quite fascinating to see what you’ve been able to do with it.
SOOC is a wonderful goal – not, in my case, always achievable, but that’s partly because of some of the subject matter of my shots. Increasingly, however, I do find that “less is more” – post processing can be very tempting (and in some situation quite unavoidable). But – that said – over the years I’ve found myself increasingly doing “less”. Using an external meter helps – some cameras are distinctly better on that score than others, but some definitely need a fair bit of support from an external meter.