Weekly Photo Project – Conclusion

With my 365 photo-a-day project complete, I wanted to share some thoughts about it. Was it worth it? What did I learn? Would I do it again? I’m sure there are a number of you who have considered doing your own, so perhaps answering these questions will be useful insight to you.

One reason why I wanted to do this project in the first place was for practice. In the very first post I said, “Athletes practice daily. Musicians practice daily. If you want to be great at something and stay great at it, you need to regularly challenge yourself. This is just as true with your camera as it is with everything else.” A 365 project is one way to photographically exercise. It keeps you in camera shape and hopefully builds camera muscle. With each exposure there is an opportunity to learn. I do believe that I did improve my photography skills over the last year, at least a little.

If you do something everyday for long enough it will become habit. Picking up my camera and having it with me is now habit. Thinking photographically while I have my camera nearby is a habit. Capturing daily pictures is a habit. More importantly than all of that, taking note of the exposures I made and whether or not they’re good enough, and, if not, trying again a little harder to capture something better is now a habit. Those are good habits that I can thank this project for.

Something else that I gained from doing this photo-a-day project is I captured some pictures that I would not have otherwise captured. I forced myself to make some exposures “because I had to” and some of those pictures I quite like. I wouldn’t have made them if I wasn’t forcing myself to do so. This project increased my productivity.

My advice for someone who wants to do a project like this is, first of all, to do it. Actually decide to start and follow through. I took things one week at a time (which is why I called it “Weekly Photo Project”), so if I happened to fail at one week I wouldn’t feel like I failed the whole project. It’s easier to say, “I have just three days left” than “I have 147 days to go!” Taking things in small chunks was mentally very helpful. My advice would be to schedule breaks, perhaps once a quarter or maybe at the mid-point, to allow yourself the opportunity to guilt-free miss a day or week. I found that the winter, with its cold and short days, was the hardest. The second half of the project was much easier than the first because habits were setting in.

I’m not continuing this project because I have other things that I want to devote my time and energy towards. I will still be photographically exercising because I want to continue to build my camera skills, but it will be different exercises, such as the Film Simulation Challenge. It was great to do, and I’m very happy that I completed this project, as it was very beneficial to me, but I’m glad that it’s now over.

I’ve selected one picture to represent each week for the second half of this project. I did this already for Weeks 1-26. Some weeks I had several good pictures to choose from, and some weeks I had seven mediocre ones. That’s just the way it goes. I hope you’ve enjoyed following this project, and I hope that it has been an inspiration to you.

Week 27

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Snow Falling On The Ridge – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 28

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Brush Strokes Over The Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 29

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Wide Load Chairs Out In The Cold – Uintah, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 30

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Shopping Cart Return – Roy, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 31

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Silver Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 32

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Lifting Morning Mountain Mist – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 33

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Hat – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 34

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Fresh Neighborhood Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 35

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It’s Lit – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 36

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Neon Reflection – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 37

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Frozen Reservoir – Causey Reservoir, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 38

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Oquirhh Rain – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 39

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Vibrant Flowerbed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 40

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Colorful Cactus Blooms – Phoenix, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 41

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Yellow Palo Verde – Black Canyon, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 42

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Treeline Impressions – Eagle Island SP, ID – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 43

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Dark Cloud Over The Dark Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 44

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Red Tricycle – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 45

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The Corporate Ladder – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 46

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Morning Mountain Rain – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 47

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Blue Sunset – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 48

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Waterfall Into The Ogden River – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 49

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Wearing Grandpa’s Hat – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 50

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Monochrome Sunset – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 51

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Traffic Lamp – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 52

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Onaqui Wild Horses – Dugway, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

 

Weekly Photo Project, Week 52

Here it is! These pictures are the final week of this photo-a-day project, taken one week at a time for 52 weeks. It’s very hard for me to believe that it’s over, but it is also a relief, and now I can tackle some other things that I’ve been putting off. There will be one more post, which will summarize the entire project. I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing these articles and that this has been an inspiration to you in some way.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Hay Stack – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/1700, aperture unknown, ISO 640

Monday, July 29, 2019

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Onaqui Wild Horses – Dugway, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1900, f/6.4, ISO 640

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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Shopping Cart Car – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/1700, f/5.6, ISO 640

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Pollen Collecting – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/240, f/5, ISO 640

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Jar of Coffee Beans – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/140, f/5.6, ISO 640

Friday, August 2, 2019

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Sun Bee – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/1300, f/7.1, ISO 640

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Firesky Watchtower – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/110, f/5.6, ISO 640

Week 51  Conclusion

Weekly Photo Project, Week 51

I love using vintage lenses. They add character to the image. Modern lenses are great, but they are also precision engineered, which means that they lack flaws. It’s flaws that give these old lenses personality. Each picture this week was captured with an old, manual lens attached to the front of my Fujifilm X-T30.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Antique Tricycle – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 – 1/125, aperture unknown, ISO 3200

Monday, July 22, 2019

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Country Sunflower – Downey, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/200, aperture unknown, ISO 5000

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Waiving Flag – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/9000, aperture unknown, ISO 640

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Morning Coffee – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/200, aperture unknown, ISO 6400

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Coffee Beans – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Helios 103 – 1/200, aperture unknown, ISO 3200

Friday, July 26, 2019

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Summer Green Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/200, aperture unknown, ISO 5000

Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Traffic Lamp – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & & Asahi Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/2000, aperture unknown, ISO 640

Week 50   Week 52

Weekly Photo Project, Week 50

This week is represented by a hodgepodge of pictures. Overall these seven days were fairly productive, with the usual couple of barely-productive days thrown in. You might note that there are only two weeks left, which I’ve actually already completed, so in real time this project is finished, but I still have more to share on this blog. Expect those posts shortly, with a wrap-up article to nicely tie a bow around this whole thing.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Monochrome Sunset – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 640

Monday, July 15, 2019

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Faux Flowers Monochrome – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/125, f/2.8, ISO 4000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Kodak Flying Disc – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/640, f/9, ISO 640

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Cottonwood Sun – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, f/13, ISO 640

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Unlocked Gate – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/3500, f/5.6, ISO 640

Friday, July 19, 2019

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Shelf Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/120, f/2, ISO 6400

Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Gold Medal – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/680, f/5, ISO 640

Week 49   Week 51

Weekly Photo Project, Week 49

The first four photographs in this set are ones that I haven’t posted on Fuji X Weekly before. The bottom three pictures were in the Kodacolor film simulation recipe article, so you’ve probably seen them before, but I hope that you don’t mind seeing them again. Sunrise Over Lincoln Highway is a great example of how D-Range Priority can be a useful feature occasionally. In this case D-Range Priority Strong was selected in order to combat the extreme contrast of the scene.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Caged Flowers – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/90, f/4, ISO 6400

Monday, July 8, 2019

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Empty Tables – Coalville, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 800

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Green Field Fence – Coalville, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/500, f/10, ISO 640

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Sunrise Over Lincoln Highway – Echo, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/950, f/10, ISO 640

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Renew or Replace – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/3500, f/f.6, ISO 640

Friday, July 12, 2019

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Wearing Grandpa’s Hat – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/350, f/4.5, ISO 640

Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Be The Light – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/80, f/2.8, ISO 6400

Week 48  Week 50

Weekly Photo Project, Week 48

Unsurprisingly, this week had a few photographically productive days and a few that weren’t. That’s been a common theme of this project, and if there’s one thing that I’d like to further work on regarding all this is ensuring that each day is productive. That’s not an easy task because life pulls in so many different directions all at once. I think finding and taking advantage of the small moments tucked among all of the distractions and responsibilities is an opportunity to succeed at this, but it will take being more diligent and deliberate.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Highland Cow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/280, f/8, ISO 640

Monday, July 1, 2019

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Waterfall Into The Ogden River – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/4000, f/8, ISO 640

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Rushing Light – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/4000, f/6.4, ISO 640

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Garden Lily – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/350, f/6.4, ISO 640

Thursday, July 4, 2019

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Breakfast – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/110, f/4.5, ISO 6400

Friday, July 5, 2019

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Lakeshore Tree – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/8, ISO 640

Saturday, July 6, 2019

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American Toyota – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/125, f/4.5, ISO 2000

Week 47   Week 49

Weekly Photo Project, Week 47

As you can see, I’m pretty far behind getting these Weekly Photo Project posts out. I’m actually nearing completion of the project, as I have five more weeks after the one that these pictures represent. Two of those weeks have already happened, and the third will be finished tomorrow. That means, in reality, there are only two weeks left, which is just really difficult for me to imagine, yet I’m quite anxious for this to be done. The first two pictures below are textured pictures using the double-exposure feature of my Fujifilm X-T30. I included the third picture in my Diversity of Utah Landscapes article, so you’ve probably seen it before. The final four pictures are ones that I’ve yet to share.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Coffee Still Life – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Monday, June 24, 2019

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Bottle Still Life – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Blue Sunset – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/4, ISO 5000

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Fake Dog In The Fake Grass – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1250, f/4, ISO 640

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Boy On Couch – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 2000

Friday, June 28, 2019

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Sunlight Over The Roof – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/14, ISO 500

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Suburban Fence Monochrome – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/4.5, ISO 500

Week 46  Week 48

Weekly Photo Project, Week 46

If this week had a theme it would be red, as I used my Redscale film simulation recipe extensively. The last day is the only one that’s not Redscale, which is the only picture in this series that hasn’t already been shared on this blog.

I’m really looking forward to this photo-a-day project to reach its conclusion. It’s pretty close to being finished, as I’m on the home stretch. Six weeks to go, but really a week-and-a-half of that has already happened, I just haven’t posted the pictures yet, so in about a month I’ll be all done. It’s been a great experience, but I have other projects that I’ve placed on hold because of it, and I look forward to pursuing those.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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An American Home – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2- 1/850, f/5, ISO 320

Monday, June 17, 2019

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Russian Red – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 3200

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Red Cross – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/125, f/3.2, ISO 800

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Orange Hill Under Red Sky – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/7500, f/4.5, ISO 320

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Small Wild Blossoms – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 320

Friday, June 21, 2019

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299 – Coalville, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/8000, f/4, ISO 320

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Morning Mountain Rain – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/640, f/5, ISO 320

Week 45  Week 47

Weekly Photo Project, Week 45

In this week you’ll see examples of four of my recent film simulation recipes: Fujicolor Industrial, Faded Color, Faded Monochrome and Redscale. As you can imagine, it was a very productive week for film simulation creation. A few of the days were particularly photographically productive, too. Perhaps more importantly, I had a number of fun adventures. Even though you’ve seen these pictures before, I hope that you will still find this set enjoyable.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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The Corporate Ladder – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, f/5, ISO 800

Monday, June 10, 2019

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Makeup – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Faded Daisies – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Morning Coffee – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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East Canyon Reservoir – East Canyon SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Friday, June 14, 2019

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Bank Time – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – Double Exposure

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Corner Trunk – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/550, f/6.4, ISO 320

Week 44  Week 46

Weekly Photo Project, Week 44

I must apologize because you’ve likely already seen most of these pictures before. The first three photographs were captured using my “Expired Eterna” recipe and the last two were captured using my “Fujicolor 100 Industrial” recipe, and the pictures were included in those articles. Even so, I hope that you appreciate this set.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Bright Storm Clouds – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/250, aperture unknown, ISO 160

Monday, June 3, 2019

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Red Tricycle – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/750, aperture unknown, ISO 160

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Lady’s Sun Hat – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/420, aperture unknown, ISO 160

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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White Arrow – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1000, f/8, ISO 640

Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Green Slope & Melting Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @217mm – 1/1500, f/8, ISO 640

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Rosebud Sky – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/4400, f/5, ISO 640

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Leaves In The Sky – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/2000, f/8, ISO 640

Week 43

Weekly Photo Project, Week 43

I immensely enjoyed attaching a vintage Asahi-Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 lens to my Fujifilm X-T30 during this week. It’s easy to forget that it’s such a great lens, even though it’s older than I am. It pairs especially well with the two film simulation recipes that I created during these days: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Push-Process and Expired Eterna. The combination of film simulation recipes that produce an analog aesthetic and vintage glass can be a magical experience.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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Lilac – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @162mm – 1/2700, f/10, ISO 640

Monday, May 27, 2019

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Fresh Spring Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/1700, aperture unknown, ISO 640

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Grey Flowers – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/32000, aperture unknown, ISO 51200

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Dark Cloud Over The Dark Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/32000, aperture unknown, ISO 25600

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Established 2003 – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/170, aperture unknown, ISO 25600

Friday, May 31, 2019

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Boots on the Carpet – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/220, aperture unknown, ISO 25600

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Purple Bloom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2 – 1/220, aperture unknown, ISO 160

Week 42  Week 44

Weekly Photo Project, Week 42

Do any of you ever visit Ken Rockwell’s website? If you don’t know who that is, he’s very popular, I think mainly because he was one of the very first photography bloggers and he has strong opinions. I visit his page every now and then. Anyway, he likes to say that Fujifilm cameras are great for people pictures, but not good for other types of photography because Fujifilm cameras don’t produce vivid colors. I think if he tried my X-T30 Velvia recipe, he might change his mind on that. Fujifilm cameras are very much capable of delivering vivid color photographs right out of camera. Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this set of color images.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Rainy Day Rose – Meridian, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/200, f/8, ISO 2000

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Treeline Impressions – Eagle Island SP, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/900, f/8, ISO 640

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Snake River Through Twin Falls – Twin Falls, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/1100, f/9, ISO 640

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Spring Green, Winter White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/7500, f/5.6, ISO 640

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Jo’s Breakfast – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/170, f/2.8, ISO 6400

Friday, May 24, 2019

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Yellow Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/900, f/4.5, ISO 640

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Blue Sky Flag – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/1000, f/11, ISO 320

Week 41  

Weekly Photo Project, Week 41

Another week of pictures complete! There were a few days where I only made a couple of exposures. As summer approaches, it seems that my schedule has become more full, and squeezing in photography has become more difficult. Thankfully, the hill behind the house has given me a good show, transforming from a snow-capped winter mountain to a grand green grade, sometimes with dramatic clouds. Still, my attempt on Thursday was less than stellar, and I only captured a couple of uninspiring images. Coming down the home stretch of this project, I need to focus my energy on ensuring that I’m actually making a good picture each day, and not lazy attempts just to have something to show.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Yellow Palo Verde – Black Canyon, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/950, f/10, ISO 320

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Colorful Grand Staircase – Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/2000, f/7.1, ISO 320

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Winter Gives Way To Spring – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/4700, f/6.4, ISO 320

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Shadow of Winter, Light of Spring – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/900, f/8 ISO 320

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Overcast Spring Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/900, f/8. ISO 320

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Fresh Snow On The Green Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @80mm – 1/1700, f/8, ISO 320

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Apple Blooms to Apple Blooms – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/950, f/7.1, ISO 320

Week 40  Week 42

Weekly Photo Project, Week 40

This week included a lot of travel. Early in the week saw a short trek to Wyoming followed by a much longer drive to Arizona. Some days were more photographically prolific than others, with Monday and Friday as the most productive. This week features all color photographs. I hope that you enjoy!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Red Shed, Green Tree – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/2200, f/8, ISO 640

Monday, May 6, 2019

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UP 4014 & UP 844 Racing West – Richardson Draw, WY – Fujifilm X-T20 & 35mm f/2 – 1/950, f/10, ISO 400

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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God Knows If You’re Prepared – Las Vegas, NV – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/5000, f/4.5, ISO 320

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Palm – Surprise, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1700, f/8, ISO 320

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Closed Umbrella – Surprise, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/2400, f/5, ISO 320

Friday, May 10, 2019

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Colorful Cactus Blooms – Phoenix, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/450, f/10, ISO 320

Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Neon Pink – Glendale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, f/5, ISO 1250

Week 39  Week 41

 

Weekly Photo Project, Week 39

I’m officially three-fourths done with this photo-a-day project. Yea! It’s very difficult to believe that in only 13 more weeks I will have completed a year of daily pictures. It’s been a good experience with ups and downs, but mostly ups. I do look forward to seeing this project’s completion, as I have some other tasks that I’m anxious to start. I’m holding off on those other personal projects until this one is complete, or else I might not make it to week 52.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Forest Sunset – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/450, f/13, ISO 640

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Vibrant Flowerbed – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/4000, f/9, ISO 3200

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Clearing Rainstorm – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/200, f/7.1, ISO 320

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Clearing Storm – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @162mm – 1/2700, f/10, ISO 640

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Morning Rooftop – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/8000, f/3.2, ISO 640

Friday, May 3, 2019

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Mountain Mornings – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/32000, f/4.5, ISO 640

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Artificial Flower Stock – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/550, f/6.4, ISO 640

Week 38  Week 40

Weekly Photo Project, Week 37

The theme this week is black-and-white. While I did capture a number of color images, overall I felt more monochrome and so I captured a lot of monochrome images. Black-and-white is more abstract in nature and relies on contrast. It’s important to carefully consider highlights and shadow in order to create a successful monochrome image. You’ve likely seen several of these pictures in other articles, but a few of them are new. I hope that you enjoy!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Shopping Carts – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, f/2, ISO 5000

Monday, April 15, 2019

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Mountain Obscured – South Weber, UT – Fuji X-T30 & 50-230mm @230mm – 1/1600, f/7.1, ISO 640

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Frozen Reservoir – Causey Reservoir, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/300, f/8, ISO 640

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Cloud Over The White Ridge – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/1900, f/10, ISO 640

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Bud & Blossom – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/105, f/5, ISO 6400

Friday, April 19, 2019

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Wasatch Ridge In April – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/750, f/5, ISO 160

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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White Clouds Over Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm f/2 – 1/900, f/5.6, ISO 160

Week 36  Week 38

Weekly Photo Project, Week 36

Some feedback I have received is that some of you out there would appreciate knowing some of the technical information about my pictures. I thought that this weekly series would be a good place to try it out. You’ll notice that, in addition to the usual information, I have included the lens, aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Most of these pictures you’ve likely seen already in other articles (especially the Eterna film simulation post), but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Neon Reflection – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, ISO 200, f/5.6

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Kodak 35mm Film – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/170, ISO 6400, f/4

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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Spring or Autumn? – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/200, ISO 2000, f/6.4

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Evening Orange – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @230mm – 1/200, ISO 1600, f/6.7

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Kitchenscape – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/120, ISO 6400, f/5

Friday, April 12, 2019

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100 North & Main Street – Kaysville, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm f/2 – 1/1100, ISO 320, f/4.5

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Sunset Red Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @80mm – 1/120, ISO 320, f/5.2

Week 35  Week 37

Weekly Photo Project, Week 35

I’m getting closer and closer to the end of this photo-a-day project. Still a little ways to go, though. This is the second week in a row using my new Fujifilm X-T30. It’s been a joy to use! I’ve captured so many images since the camera arrived, and I’ve only shared a small percentage of them with you. I have so many more to put on this blog and a bunch of articles that I’d like to write. If only there were more hours in each day.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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Dead Tree Point – Dead Horse Point SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Grey & White – South Weber, Utah – Fujifilm X-T30

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Gathering Raindrops – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Clouds Beyond The Morning Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Friday, April 5, 2019

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It’s Lit – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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White Cap – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 34  Week 36

Weekly Photo Project, Week 34

This was my first full week using the new Fujifilm X-T30 camera. Any time that you have a new camera it’s pretty hard to put it down, so I had no trouble capturing images each day this week. I made a lot of exposures! Many of these photographs you’ve likely seen before in other articles, so there’s not a lot here that’s new, and for that I apologize. Hopefully you enjoy this set, anyway.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Snowfall in Downtown Park City – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Monday, March 25, 2019

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Lunch With An Old Friend – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Two Pots – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Eastman Kodak 8mm Brownie Projector – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Film In Black & White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Fresh Neighborhood Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Castle Spire – Castle Valley, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 33  Week 35

Weekly Photo Project, Week 33

Last week’s theme was black-and-white, and this week continues that theme. One thing you might notice is that my new Fujifilm X-T30 has begun to appear. It’s been a blast to use, as I’ve been trying out the new features. I’m sure you’ll see a lot about this camera on this blog over the coming weeks. I will try to not make it “all X-T30 all the time” so that there’s something for everyone.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Hat – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Stair Railing – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Black & White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Pillow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Fujifilm X-T30 Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, March 22, 2019

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Wasatch Rain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Horse & Girl – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 32  Week 34