Recently, I wrote this about the Fujifilm 10-24mm ultra-wide lens: “I’m finding it hard to get comfy with. What I really need to do is go out for a couple of photowalks with just this puppy and force myself to see the kind of picture it wants to take.” Here are some of those. Warning: Heavily-processed photos ahead.
The street where I live is blessed with a variety of trees, including a few really big ones. Today we had a clear blue spring sky and it set them off nicely. With this kind of a lens you can stand right in front of a big tree and snap away.
I was standing in the middle of the street leaning back pointing this big swollen cone-shaped lens at the sky and my neighbor got out of her car, asking “What are you seeing?”. Good question.
Lots of things are blooming (more to come, though).
The pictures were reasonably pleasing, but had me reaching for the Lightroom sliders, looking for extra drama.
What you see above is a perfectly nice basic evergreen, tarted up with a little negative clarity.
If a tree’s not an evergreen it’s mostly geometry this time of year, and color just gets in the way.
No, I haven’t figured the lens out. I can get a decent shot with it, but I’m not getting the urge to strap it on the camera. Give it time.