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Hi everyone. It has been a busy last few months since I returned from Iceland. I have had quite a bit going on at work and there was the more important matter of my daughters wedding in October. So I will cut myself some slack for being away from the blog, shooting and posting new images, and just dealing generally with photography.
All that being said I am currently in the planning stages for a Fall return to Iceland and I have managed once again to turn my camera bag up on its end. I went to Iceland carrying both a Fuji system and a Sony system. It was somewhat conflicting given how much I love, and appreciate, my Fuji cameras. The Sony system, however, gave me 42 mp of high resolution, full-frame capture which I deemed important for making those landscape images. But, as I may have mentioned in past posts, I just do not have a connection to the camera. At least not in the way that I do with my Fuji's. After a bit of study and thought I added the Fuji GFX 50S to my kit, a 51 mp, medium format system. Needless to say I am completely blown away by the quality of the image capture, the detail, the dynamic range, color rendering, and all packaged in a very familiar operating system. I could not be happier.
I have not had much opportunity yet to make a lot of landscape images but this morning I was finally able to get out and visit an old friend-The Red Barn. An early morning ferrying of my daughter and son-in-law to the airport put me at the barn at just the right time. This location has been a feature of some of my past posts and around this time of the year the suns position at sunrise makes for some beautiful compositions. This was an apt, and perfect test for the new camera, and I could not be more impressed with the detail and subtle light the sensor captured. Though I made several bracket sets just to be sure I had all the information I needed, it really was not necessary as I was able to manage the histogram and light well enough to post process this image from a single file. The recovery of the highlights along the brighter parts of the horizon was incredible.
More to come on this camera as I continue to work with it. It is good to be back with old friends. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the image. RHC
TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX 50S and a Fujinon GF 32-64mm f4 R WR at 49mm ( a 35mm equivalent of 39mm). The image was exposed at ISO 200 at f13 for 1/4 of a second. The file was processed using Lightroom CC and Photoshop.