Fuji X-T2 - Polesden Lacey

It was a beautiful bright winters day in London today so I took the X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mmto a local country house and grounds. I shot in RAW and converted the shots in Adobe Lightroom CC.

I didn't spend much time a Polesden Lacey but the misty sunlight made for some nice snapshots. I've added details in the captions for reference.

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom using ACROS profile under the Camera Calibration Panel. 

It was a cold night with a heavy frost. The photographs were taking at around 1:00pm in the afternoon but the frost persisted in the areas of ground where the sun hadn't reached.

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

uji 18-135mm

The 18-135mm is not going to win any awards as a fast lens but the Bokeh is pleasing enough when shooting around 135mm with a large f5.6 aperture as in this photograph.

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom using V profile under the Camera Calibration Panel. 

Adobe Lightroom Camera Calibration

Adobe Lightroom includes Camera Calibrations options to replicate the Fuji Film Simulations. These Profiles do a remarkably good job of processing RAW files to mirror the Fuji JPGs with the added advantage of that you are editing a RAW file and as such have more tolerance with processing that the out of camera JPG's

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey is beautiful. It was host to the Queen Mother on her honeymoon..

This country retreat has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside.  It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time, you can only imagine the lavish parties that might have been held here!

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom using VELVIA profile under the Camera Calibration Panel and cropped to a Panoramic aspect ratio

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom using VELVIA profile under the Camera Calibration Panel. I used the 'Guided' option in the Transform Panel to address the distortions. (red lines indicate the chosen guides)

Adobe Lightroom CC - Guided Transform

I have found the new Guided Transform feature of Adobe Lightroom to be quite useful with certain images. Where there are obvious vertical and horizontal elements that can look odd with key-stoning or other lens distortions. Simply selecting 2 or 3 lines in an image corrects the distortion nicely.

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm Lens. Un-Edited RAW file showing distortion introduced.

Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 18-135mm - RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom. I used the 'Dehaze' option under the Effects Panel to bring some contrast back into the misty view.