Category Archives: Fujix100F

Clouds aren’t Always a bad thing

Day 25 of the 30 Day Challenge

While we waited for a few hours to get into Versailles last April, the weather was going through a few changes. It went from bright and sunny, to misty with wind, then backed off a bit and finally gray and almost raining while we were in the Gardens. Lots of folks think blue skies make the best photos, but I prefer high, poofy, white clouds in the background to have some visual interest.

A palace at Versailles, nary a cloud in view, fairly windy too!
Fence details at Versailles, High, Poofy, White clouds

It’s a mood

Day 19 of 30 Day Challenge

I did this while on a walk in the park. A vulture was flying about and I took a few shots, hoping for the best. My camera isn’t really the best one for birds in flight (some photographers use $6-10K lenses on $4000 bodies for that specialty!) but I do like the cinematic feel of this. I hoped the clouds in the sky would add interest. Many people think a clear blue sky is best for photos, but, give me poofy clouds like this and I’m way happier. I added some grain and turned it black and white with the computer. I think it invokes a mood, and I’m good with that.

You Knew an Angel Had to Pop up

Day 13 of 30 day challenge

While down in Tupelo Mississippi last year, I came across this angel outside the courthouse. She was placed there in the 1908 by the local Women’s Christian Temperance League in commemoration of Statewide Prohibition. At some point, her hand fell off. It’s interesting that I bet there are duplicates of her in many cemeteries.

I wonder what Elvis might have thought about seeing her when he was a kid.

I wonder which version you prefer, the black and white shot on film, the color shot with a digital camera or the black and white I did with a digital? Both digital images were done with my Fuji x100F.

Temperance Angel in Tupelo Mississippi (Holga Film)
Women’s Christian Temperance League Prohibition Commemoration Statue in Tupelo, Mississippi. (Fuji x100F digital)
Digital with Fuji x100F to compare to the Holga first image.