I haven’t had many opportunities for making pictures this winter, but I have still been experimenting and thinking about different projects so that I’m ready when the weather warms up. As I consider various subjects and types of images to make, I have been keeping my coffee cup and the X100F close by at all times, like when I made the above image. Hmmm, maybe too much coffee.
I have been using older pictures to try different styles for different subjects. As a result, I’m considering going back to the streets of Hanover with the X100F and making in-camera jpegs with the Classic Chrome calibration. In the past, I never seemed to get enthused with wider images like in an earlier post and I had moved to trying close-up details or snippets of images made on the streets and in the alleys. I didn’t like those detail images either, since I had been wanting to make a book with Hanover pictures, and I didn’t think a mix of details represented a cohesive story. If, or when I go back next, I’m going to try the X100F and try to capture “more iconic” images of how it looks now, ones similar to the one in the earlier post. If it works out, I might make a small book or magazine with a few images rather than trying a bigger one like I had thought about.
What will be different next time will be my field of view. In the past I used various cameras, various styles including B&W, and various lenses of many different focal lengths. The next time I want to limit myself to one camera, one field of view, and one style, the X100F with Classic Chrome jpegs, and concentrate on the compositions.
Since I have tried to get pictures I liked on the streets before, and wasn’t very successful, I know that the odds are against me trying again. The problem is that I am limited in what I have available to photograph so I feel impelled to try again. Depending upon how it goes with the X100F, I may follow that attempt with micro 4/3 gear and a different focal length, or I might give up.