Light against the sky.

I had someone add this image as their favorite the other day on my Flickr page and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed taking it. I was out and about in the early evening testing my Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens on my Fujifilm mirrorless camera body looking for interesting detail shots.

I think the little Fujifilm X-A10 handled this exposure quite well given all that it had to deal with.

It’s difficult for me to focus my manual lenses on my Fuji using the Fotodiox adapter – you’ve got to get the focus spot on, I mean really spot on when hand holding a shot like this. My camera quickly takes a dump (clarity wise) when you bump the ISO to handle any low light situations so you hold your breath and fire away. This one was recorded at ISO 400 at 1/100th probably at around f5.6. Of course, shooting with a 24mm lens helps too.

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Reflecting on reflections – a favorite subject.

Bold reflection of the Fernandina Beach Post Office. Taken with a Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens.

I think I enjoy the challenge and the opportunities presented by reflections when composing difficult shots. Should both subjects be in focus or only the primary subject? I think of photographing reflections as creating double exposures and I also view reflections as a way of seeing something new in an otherwise ordinary image.

Subtle reflections in a jewelry store window. Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. Taken with a Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens.
Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens and Fotodiox adapter. There’s even reflections in this shot which I love to see.
Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Reflections in a classic doorway.
Reflected buildings in the late afternoon sun. Amelia Island, Florida.
Natural reflections – the best kind. A summer sky over the salt marsh, Amelia River, Florida.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Yashica 44 LM – Up close in the studio

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Yashica 44 LM 127 roll film medium format film camera – 1960

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 hybrid with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240 (see below). The front of the lens was about 3 inches from the Yashica. No cropping or other post production. A poor man’s Fujifilm-X.

ISO 400 on Acros film simulation mode at f/ 16 at 1/30 sec.

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Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240.

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Great combination for getting close.

Last two images shot with Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.

Chris

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Our Town – Labor Day Weekend

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Always a few flags flying along Centre Street, Fernandina Beach – Amelia Island

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The fudge shop always a big draw – just getting the crowd on a Saturday night.

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Ice cream everywhere!

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There’s that Saturday night crowd at Fantastic Fudge.

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The famous Palace Saloon… you know they’ll be busy this weekend!

My camera… Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens. Film simulation mode was Velvia Vivid. I love the gentle colors and the not “eye etching” sharpness that the Canon lens provides. ISO was generally 800-1200 and most apertures were f5.6 to f8 with super slow shutter speeds that were hand held.

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Lovely building along the tracks.

Our “vintage” town was conceived in the mid 1850s with many of the buildings from the 1870s onward still standing (commercial and private). Our town was skipped over by progress so we’re fortunate to have retained some of our Southern charm into the 21st century.

Here’s a neat old building that’s the last one on the south side of Centre Street – closest to the railway station and still active tracks.

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If you look closely at the far right side you’ll see a passing freight train.

I’ve photographed this store in it’s many versions over the years… now it’s a jewelry store that been nicely reimagined. I love the faint outlines of previous advertisements on its side.

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Note the rather large cedar trees on the property. The Lesesne House. Built just prior to the start of the Civil War.

Further down Centre Street and right next to the c1911 post office is this lovely home. One of the few remaining private homes (not B&B) still left in the downtown center.

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The cedar tree that is in front of this house.

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The Lesesne House (c1860) as seen from the historic post office parking lot.

Side view of the Lesesne House along Centre Street (above). c1911 post office below.

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Thanks for stopping by! All images were taken with my Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens.

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