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

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 38

Another week of black-and-white pictures! I captured a lot of color images this week, too, but I stuck with monochrome for this post. They’re mostly mountain pictures. The first five were captured from my yard. The last picture is the one that doesn’t match, but it was the best black-and-white image from that day, so that’s why it’s included with this set.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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The Disappearing Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @230mm – 1/200, f/8, ISO 400

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Illuminated Snow Cap – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 50-230mm @90mm – 1/750, f/8, ISO 160

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Black & White Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/3200, f/5.6, ISO 320

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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April Wasatch – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/4000, f/4.5, ISO 250

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Silver Cloud Behind The Ridge – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/4000, f/4.5, ISO 160

Friday, April 26, 2019

Processed with RNI Films. Preset 'Ilford Delta 100'

Oquirhh Rain – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm – 1/4000, f/4.5, ISO 800

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Another Brick In The Wall – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm – 1/450, f/6.4, ISO 160

Week 37  Week 39

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