Photography.

Photography has always been driven by technology.

So why is it that the further we go, the more we lose our way?

Maybe that’s why HCB (in 1968) abandoned photography and returned to his first love… painting.

—Peter.

White Winter Hymnal.

I was following the, I was following the
I was following the, I was following the
I was following the, I was following the
I was following the, I was following the
I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied ’round their throats
To keep their little heads from falling in the snow
And I turned ’round and there you go
And Michael, you would fall and turn the white snow red
As strawberries in the summertime…
—White Winter Hymnal, Fleet Foxes.

The Photographer.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

Coach.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

The Umpire, 3.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

The Umpire, 2.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

North Toronto As – Team Photo.

From earlier this evening.

End of season.

Next year:  I’ve decided to photograph their exploits again.

—Peter.

↑ iPhone.

Wrong Turn.

I was informed this morning by the editors of Leica Fotografie International (LFI) magazine that a photo I took 10 years ago with my Leica M8 has been chosen as their Picture of the Week.

The photo must have grown on them over time, I guess?

CCD Lives!

—Peter.

 

“O”.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

The Umpire.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

Baseball – The Entrance.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR.

Boy and Basketball, 3.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR.

Boy and Basketball, 2.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR.

What do these two photos have in common?

These two photos have something in common.

What is it?

(Whoever guesses correctly will have all the glory of getting full credit on this blog, for as long as I pay my annual fees to WordPress.)

—Peter.

Boy and Basketball.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR.

Honey Landing.

↑ Fuji GFX 50R + GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR.

The Graduates (Film Simulations Applied).

Top Panel: As previously posted.

Bottom Panel: Film Simulations Applied.

EDIT:  I just replaced the bottom panel with the updated versions (you may have to refresh your browser to see the changes).  The differences are now more subtle, but the bottom panel definitely retains a more film-like appearance.

—Peter.

The Graduates.

I decided to create this composite image using photos I’ve taken over the past year.

As you can see, the first (from last year) was created with the Nikon D850 + 105mm f/1.4.  The other two (from this year) were created with the Fuji GFX 50R + 110mm f/2.

I share the above information purely for your interest and not for the purpose of making comparisons, as there are simply too many variables in effect in each image (for example, subject’s natural skin tone, time of day, natural vs. artificial vs. mixed lighting, etc.).

Suffice it to say, both systems produce wonderful image quality, though I would give the edge to Fuji  (you cannot, however, discern that from the small-sized images I’ve posted).

With respect to weight, the Fuji also has a slight advantage:

  • Nikon D850 (1, 055 g) + 105/1.4 (985 g) = 2, 040 g.
  • Fuji GFX 50R (775 g) + 110/2 (1010 g) = 1, 785 g.

However, the Nikon is without a doubt the more versatile system.

—Peter.