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Black and White in the Delta with my Fuji x100s

I did all these photos with my new(ish) Fuji x100s camera down in the Mississippi Delta hanging out with some great photo friends. Some folks feel limited by having a single focal length. It’s not holding me back though.

 

Mid 20s brick town hall and reflection in the puddle. Mississippi
Town hall with Reflections in a puddle in front of it
Siding and wires on abandoned building
Take a guess why I liked this scene
Shadows and shapes at an old barbershop that's been boarded up
Shadow Play and Barbershop
Wicker Chair and Tree by a park
Set a spell
Building in Downtown Clarksdale Mississippi
I liked all the rectangles

The problem with Facebook and Lightroom

I guess I should say “a problem with Facebook”, because there are plenty to go around. I use Lightroom to manage and edit my photos. I do probably 95% of all my editing in light room and use Photoshop for some more advanced editing if the photos need the work. Lightroom has a great plugin (a program within the program) that makes it easy-peasy to publish photos straight from Lightroom into Facebook albums.
The problem is finding those photos to show them to folks when I’m out and about, using my cell phone. I ran into this the other night when I went to show some photos I’ve been doing over the years of the Mississippi Delta area to some folks at a blues music performance. No joy. I couldn’t find them… When I tried searching the blog, I had never posted them here.. dagnabit!
I need to fix that….

More to come soon!

Foggy morning on Rt 9 in Delaware with Fuji x100s

Port Mahon Pier in fog
The pier at Port Mahon. I liked the reflections of the supports in the water and the spooky look of the fog

I love shooting in the fog because of the mystery it adds to the photos. In fact, one of my prize winning photo is of a foggy bridge in Dover. It’s also very ephemeral and can be a little frustrating too. More than once I’ve decided to bypass looking for shots in one area to go to another area, hoping for something cool to be in the second area. And, as I got closer to the second area, seen the fog dissipating. Clearly, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush applies to photos in the fog too! A few weeks ago my wife woke me up early telling me there was fog outside. I quickly mobilized and grabbed my camera bag with my trusty new Fuji x100s and a few other cameras and headed out towards Rt. 9. Rt 9 runs most of the length of the state right along the coast.  In fact, several stretches of it get flooded on big storm and high tide events. My first stop was at Port Mahon, where I’ve shot before, more than once.

After I left Port Mahon, I continued north on Rt9, hoping for some interesting photos of the crab boats there in the fog. I struck out , but turned around to head back to Dover and my day job when I saw the sun glowing behind some cool stuff and made sure to keep my eyes open!

Farm on Rt9 in morning fog
As I was returning from Leipsic to work, i was headed into the sun and caught this and came to a screeching halt to do the photo.
Tree Silhouette at sunrise in fog
And I came to a screeching halt for this photo too. It reminded me of the out of Africa photos we’ve all seen.

I’m enjoying shooting with the Fuji x100s. Its easy to carry around and gets great photos. The fixed focal length lens takes a little getting used to, but, using it with the electronic view finder makes it so easy to get photos exposed the way I want.