At Home He's a Tourist

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by phil62, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    We'll not really. I frequently work in London and sometimes have the time to take some pictures. Here's some 'tourist' shots all with my X100.
    ImageUploadedByFujiXspot1391174175.551030. ImageUploadedByFujiXspot1391174204.698714. ImageUploadedByFujiXspot1391174225.807502.
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Bill
    You have captured some great colour.
     
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  3. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks. It's interesting to see how many people are lugging around DSLR's, tripods, bags etc around these spots.

    BTW, I uploaded them from my iPad - they look a little degraded here.

    Phil
     
  4. Hyubie

    Hyubie FujiXspot Veteran

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    Aren't we all tourists in our own town? :rolleyes:

    I have been here in Boston for almost ten years, and I haven't been to some tourist-y spots, like Harvard, Cambridge, etc. etc. And those other tourist spots I have been to? I had a chance to visit them only because I had friends/relatives who came over and I had to bring them over there. LOL
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Nice photos Phil! I need to visit London someday!
     
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  6. sedohr

    sedohr FujiXspot Rookie

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    Very nice. Care to share exposure info? Interested in what ISO is being used. I'm assuming from your 'tripod' comment that these were all handheld? Still debating on x100 vs. x100s.
     
  7. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks! However, I think I mislead you with the 'tripod' comment! These are all taken at low ISO with the help of a
    GorillaPod. What I meant was that the x100 and GorillaPod are pocketable and certainly a lot more discrete.

    Tower Bridge: ISO 200, F5.6, 3.1s, -1EV. The camera JPG was pretty good but I used the Raw and did a little correction of the verticals in Photoshop along with the usual highlight/shadow adjustment. From the image as posted it's hard to tell but the combination of the strong lighting and aperture gives an incredibly sharp image - I was amazed how much detail could be captured.

    Millennium Bridge is similar to the above but the London Eye Was f2, 0.6, -2.

    Phil
     
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  8. sedohr

    sedohr FujiXspot Rookie

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    Okay, thanks for the tripod clarification. Otherwise I was thinking those were 3200/6400 ISO shots so I was interested in the noise levels of the x100.

    Love what my X-E1 produces. Trying to decide if the X100 can produce the same vibrant color, low noise images of the x-trans sensor or whether the X100s is the better choice - at twice the $$) Aggghhh!. Your photos help in my decision process.
     
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  9. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    The JPEG's are pretty clean at the higher settings but couldn't say how they compare to the x100s. Phil
     
  10. rhermans

    rhermans FujiXspot Regular

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    Ronny Hermans
    Love you shot's the first one is one of the best shots I've ever seen of tower brigde.

    Please don't stop playing the tourist.

    Cheers

    Ronny
     
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  11. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks for your comments. I'll keep being a tourist!