Fuji Hawaii through the X100...

David_Manning

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Location
Aledo, Texas
I took my X100 to Hawaii last week, and walked Waikiki in Honolulu...terrific beach, terrific people, terrific place! (can you tell, I liked it?).

Here are some images I brought back.

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BBW

Legend
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betwixt and between
Real Name
BB
Yup, I fell for the same one as Don did - beautiful film like qualities, perfect light and, it goes without saying, a beautiful young woman. I definitely felt that "From Here to Eternity" feeling, a la flysurfer's observation, with that one of the person and their footsteps shot from above - so much so that in my minds eye just now...scrolling back I was sure there was a couple there entwined in each others arms as the waves were rolling in! True! In that one that Don mentioned...and I fell for, it's more of a "South Pacific" infused moment for me.

Obviously you had a wonderful trip!
 

David_Manning

Regular
Location
Aledo, Texas
Thanks guys...it was a short, but enjoyable, trip. I walked seven miles that day...I'm glad I wasn't carrying around a dSLR and lenses!

All the b&w were processed with Nik SilverEfex Pro 2, and I used the Ilford HP5 preset for tonality. I softened the HP5 grain, and did some dodging and burning...basically, darkroom work for a print.

The color shot was processed in Nik ColorEfex Pro. I don't remember the preset I started with.

I have some other b&w images that I'll post on another thread...I'm pretty happy with them too.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
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Brisbane, Australia
Real Name
Nic
I've never played around much with the various film presets in SEP2 since the preview window is so slow and clunky compared to Color Efex, but these look great so I will resolve to be a bit more patient with it. The few images I've tried converting so far with the less grainy Ilford HP5 preset look good; thanks for the tip!
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Location
SoCal
Real Name
Bob
Your images are very nice, it is funny that for what ever reason I leave my x100 home and I only use my GRD for B&W fun when I am working in Hawaii. I might need to rethink that.
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Location
SoCal
Real Name
Bob
Actually I love Hawaii in B&W it sort of turns back the clock a little, I go about once a year for work, so for me it is hard to imagine I do not everything one could think of covered in color for backplates and while they are many times stunning, I just love my personal stuff in B&W more
 

David_Manning

Regular
Location
Aledo, Texas
Thanks for the comments. I actually shot with the plan that they'd be b&w...I set up the X100 for RAW and then put the back LCD in b&w.

The b&w, in my mind, is more timeless. Every Hawaii photo I see is color, so I thought it'd be a good way to see it differently.
 
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