Sisiman Bay, Bataan Philippines (Landscapes with my XT1)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by gidferrer, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    My group of friends went to a location yesterday to shoot some scapes. We were hoping for a fiery awesome sunset but we ended up with some subtle pastel colors that lasted for about 10 minutes. As we say it here, we are at the mercy of mother nature, but we should grab every opportunity in what she gives us. Whether it be fiery or pastel colors, still its an awesome place we live in because we get to see these kinds of scenes.


    SUBTLE HUES

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    BEACON UNDER THE MOONLIGHT

    - Here is an image of the new lighthouse in Sisiman Bay. Shot at near darkness, the moon was just perfectly beside the structure. Shot this in the middle of a hill where I used the rocks as foreground.
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    Just finishing up the other images, more to come.

    Regards,
    Gid
     
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  2. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Love the first image, kabayan! :cool:
     
  3. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    Thank you Mikey!


    SECLUSION


    These huts serve as resting area in Sisiman. With the sun side lighting the rocks and huts, I opted to face to the inner direction. I was amazed on how the details of the rocks turned out. The colors are outstanding for my taste. I used Velvia mode here.
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  4. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    Love the first image too!
     
  5. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    SUBDUED

    - At the mercy of the light, we got to work with it. The muted tones along with long exposure produced serene scenes with soft highlight details contrasted with dark hues of the rocky shore.
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  6. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    TOP VIEW

    - A different take of Sisiman Bay. Took this shot after the sunset, luckily there were still colors in the horizon.
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Some very fine images here.
     
  8. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    DUSK PRELUDE


    Was quite hard to compose with many foreground elements so concentrating on a group will make the image cleaner. Hope I did it right.
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  9. woody112704

    woody112704 FujiXspot Regular

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    Great shots, and that is a beautiful place. Are those SOOC JPEGS or did you do some editing to them?
     
  10. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 9, 2014
    Philippines
    Hi,

    I shoot in RAW and convert them to jpegs via ACR. I dont shoot jpegs much but the photos I posted pretty much looks the same in camera. The raw editin software in camera is very useful.
     
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  11. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    HUTS OF SISIMAN

    - These three huts serve as resting area for the visitors who come to visit and take time to go swim at the beach. Got to do it sometime hehe.
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    BLUE ZONE

    - A mid afternoon image including the lighthouse.
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    THE OTHERWORLD


    Taken with the effect of unearthly tones.
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  12. Hyubie

    Hyubie FujiXspot Veteran

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    Could be that I left the country back when I didn't look at things photographically too deliberately - but I don't remember having such bright oranges during sunset! Or maybe I was just too much in the city. Lovely shots!
     
  13. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 9, 2014
    Philippines
    I was out of the photography hobby for 2 years. When on hiatus, I didnt care much about sunrises and sunsets. Now that im back, i see the colors everyday, even in the city.
     
  14. woody112704

    woody112704 FujiXspot Regular

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    I was wondering because you said in one of your shots you used the Velvia mode. I'm trying to decide on which RAW developer to use with the Xtrans. I have an Olympus EPL5 which I had been using LR4 with.
     
  15. gidferrer

    gidferrer FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 9, 2014
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    Hi,

    Adobe already released an update on ACR which includes color profiles of many cameras including the XT1s film simulations, You can download and read about it here. http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/21/adobe-update-adds-fujifilm-color-profiles-to-camera-raw-and-lightroom
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Gorgeous scenery - thanks so much for these. As an armchair traveler, for the most part, they're a great trip.
     
  17. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Very well done, thanks.