Fall at Black Island Farms

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Sun Corn – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Fall is for family field trips to the farm. In fact, my family and I went on a field trip to Black Island Farms in Syracuse, Utah, just last week. I also brought along my Fujifilm X100F.

The farm was great! We went on a tractor ride to pick pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. We saw some farm animals. We watched a pig race and a turkey race. We played on a giant playground made from stacks of hay. We made our way through a big corn maze (and didn’t get too lost). It was a nice autumn afternoon, and this was a great way to soak it in.

As far as photography goes, it wasn’t the best conditions. The midday light was harsh with plenty of bright highlights and deep shadows. And when you have four young kids, you need a free hand or two for them. But that’s where the X100F came in handy.

The camera is small enough to fit into a large pocket. Grab it when I want to snap a picture, hide it when I need free hands! Smaller is better in these types of situations, and pocket-sized is a huge plus. A DSLR is simply too big and bulky.

I used the built-in fill-flash frequently on this trip. It handled the tough lighting without fuss. The X100F has a good dynamic range, but the scenes typically exceeded the limit of the sensor; however, the flash helped fill the gap, making the light a little more even.

I used my Classic Chrome Film Simulation recipe for these photographs. I love the film-like way it renders the pictures. It has a classic Kodak slide film look. And it come straight out of the camera looking finished. These are unedited. I don’t have time to mess with RAW anymore, and the X100F speeds up my workload drastically by producing good results that don’t need editing.

The Fujifilm X100F is the best camera I’ve ever used for snapping family pictures. Go on an adventure with the kids and come back with nice pictures to supplement the great memories made. It’s so effortless. I wish that I had this camera years ago!

The takeaway is that a couple hours at the farm in difficult light can still produce a number of keeper photos when you have the X100F in your pocket. These are mostly personal family pictures, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.

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Autumn Flag – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Red Tractor – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Empty Bench – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Biting Cabbage – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Carrot Farmer – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Three Pumpkin Heads – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Say Hello – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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The Crate Pumpkins – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

 

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Cute Little Pumpkin – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Found Two Great Pumpkins – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Help Needed – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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The Pumpkin Master – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Jon’s Pumpkin – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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The Perfect Pumpkins Are Picked – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Trouble – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Jon Watching The Turkey Race – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Climbing Hay – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Hay, Girl – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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At The Bottom of The Hay Slide – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Jon In A Corn Maze – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Down Into The Corn – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Tattered Corn Blade – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Corn Stalk – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Nice Day At The Farm – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X100F

 

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