30 Days with the Fuji X-Pro3: Day 11

Note: I missed a few days due to some issues with my hard drive…thankfully I was able to get it resolved and I’m back with posts!

I’ve been posting a lot of Classic Neg shots during this series because I’ve been trying to explore new elements to the X-Pro3. And while I’ve been pleasantly surprised with some of the results, I still gravitate towards Acros for the majority of my shots. I’ve been shooting so much black and white this year, and it’s hard to beat Acros + Yellow or + Red.

I have a hard time putting my finger on what it is I like about Acros, and to be honest I might like the normal Monochrome filter just as much…but either way I need to use the Yellow or Red filter simulations. The added contrast gives the images some extra punch without losing detail (unless I really dial it up with the highlights and shadows settings to deliberately lose detail).

Since starting to use mirrorless cameras with the Fuji system about seven years ago, I’ve gotten so much better at shooting black and white. Using the electronic viewfinder helps tremendously at learning how to pre-visualize in black and white, and over time it gets easier to see in terms of shape, light, and contrast rather than being distracted by the colors. This shot is a good example of that. It’s nothing more than a snapshot, but it’s interesting because of the geometry of the scene and the contrast between the falling snowflakes and the dark siding of my neighbor’s house and windows. This sort of scene would be far more boring in color, and I honestly probably wouldn’t have even thought to take this picture if I hadn’t been trained to see in black and white.

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