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.
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
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
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.
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.