Fuji X-T2 - English Countryside

The County of Devon

I had the opportunity to take the Fuji X-T2 away for a couple of days into the English Countryside.

There is a wide variety of scenery both Coastal and In-land and the British weather likes to add further elements of un-predictability. I experienced sunshine, rain, sleet, snow and mist and that was in one day!

The Fuji X-T2 is a great all round camera and I have shared some photographs from the trip highlighting the capabilities

Fuji X-T2 Coastal Scenes

The weather sealing of the Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm lens helped during my visit to Lyme Regis on the South Coast of England. The weather was changeable with heavy rain showers and brief sunshine.

The portability of the Fuji allowed me to shoot quickly when opportunities arose. In the image below I had literally just walked up to the edge of the harbour wall when I noticed this guy braving the waves breaking over the edge. The Fuji allowed me to grab some shots before the moment was lost.

Steps to the Ocean
Fuji X-T2 RAW file edited in NIK Silver Efex Pro 2

Stormy Skies
Fuji X-T2 RAW file edited in Macphun Luminar

End of the day Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm lens

End of the day
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm lens

Walkers
Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm Lens

Fuji X-T2 Fall Color

I visited Westonbirt Arboretum to catch the last of the Fall color. The leaves have pretty much gone given that it is now around 2 weeks past peak for this year.

I used a Lee Circular Polariser to saturate the color in the foliage. The day was over-cast which can help the saturation but it was disappointing as I was hoping for some late afternoon light in the woods.

The Photograph below was taken with the Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 10-24mm lens in Westonbirt Arboretum. I have a Lee Filter set and used the Lee 105mm Circular Polariser to saturate the color.

The Polariser reduces reflected light and effectively cuts down on glare from the leaves boosting saturation.

I used the Fuji Classic Chrome Simulation in Adobe Lightroom to render the image from RAW

Fall Color
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm lens

I have taken to shooting in RAW+Fine mode to capture JPG images for comparison. Here the unedited JPG straight from camera. Fuji Velvia Film Simulation

Fuji X-T2 - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 10-24mm Lens

Misty Morning

It was a cold clear morning on my last day and I took the opportunity to capture some early morning photographs of the English Countryside.

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm Lens
RAW filed edited in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for removal of some objects

Fuji X-T2
Unedited JPG straight from camera. Fuji Velvia Film Simulation. Color balance is set to auto for this shot.

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm
RAW conversion in Adobe Lightroom

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm
RAW conversion in Adobe Lightroom

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm
RAW conversion in Adobe Lightroom and NIK Silver Efex Pro 2

Donkey

There is a Donkey Sanctuary nearby and I took the X-T2 to take some photographs. I used the ACROS film simulation for the shot below.

Fuji X-T2 - ACROS Film Simulation