Another lunch time walkabout around Birmingham City Hospital. This time I took a short walk along the canal running next to the hospital and I have my x100s with me. Hope you like some of the photos.
I was working on one Saturday and got bored of facing the computer all morning and decided to take a walk around City Hospital during my lunch break. I have my X-E2 in my work bag (I have been making an effort to have my camera with me all the time) and I decided to take it with me for the walk.
Here are a few snapshots I took.
The last picture is the one I like most. It is not technically challenging or perfect, but it really means something. This is the first time this year I saw wild flowers. It is the signal that spring is around the corner! To me, this is the best time of the year, especially after a horrible rainy winter.
After a short hailstorm, the hail on the ground of my back garden looked really nice. There were still lots of cloud on the sky. I took out my wide angle lens and tripod to try to capture the moment. However, the dynamic range was too high and I was not able to get a properly exposed back garden without overexposing the Skype and losing the details of the cloud. I ended up taking 3 pictures at 3 different exposure settings and combine them using Nik software. I am quite please with the result. What do you think? Your comment is welcomed.
Coming out of the car park lift, I was heading towards Rodizio Rico, my favourite Brazilian restaurant in the Mailbox, Birmingham. With my camera with me all the time, I always look out for photographic opportunity. As I was walking towards the door, I thought the light effect can make a good black and white photograph. I was planning to just take picture of the door with some restaurant tables and chairs as foreground. When I looked through the viewfinder, suddenly to my surprise I saw a group of people walking into the building. There were males, females, kids and adults. Wow! Without hesitation, I took a few shots, trying to include part of the restaurants on the sides to give it a bit of context. It was not easy to get enough details of the inside without losing details of the building outside but I think eventually I have a good balance.
27mm, f/3.6, 1/60s, ISO 250.
Just spend a short weekend in London with my wife and I took my X-E2 with the 18-55mm lens with me. I was amazed with the low light capacity of the camera. Here are a few pictures I took.
Some photos taken in the British Museum really show this camera’s low light ability.
Playing around with the Toy Camera advanced filter.
We really have fun time and I enjoy shooting with this camera.
I found that I shoot with mostly in 23mm-27mm (35mm to 40mm equivalent) range. My 27mm pancake is on its way and next time I will probably just take that with me so I can slot the camera into my jacket pocket.