Most of my images on this blog are the result of three things. One, I try to show views from around Homewood that others didn’t see because they were not out where, or when, I was, or don’t see the way I do. The second reason is that I use images I make to have fun with processing while trying to find a look, or style that I like. Mostly I have been trying different things and experimenting. The third reason is that I have generated the images while trying different cameras and lenses. This third reason has pretty much ground to an end since I have slowed down my acquisitions of different manufacturers gear. I’m very close to only using Fujifilm gear.
Now, I’m starting to feel like I have reached a resolution to the second reason. I have finally gotten to the point where I have found a style that is easy and consistent to make that I like. The above images are the color version made with my best camera. Another reason I like it is that it works equally fast and well in monochrome with one less click for those times when I think monochrome works better than color. It even works with older color jpeg images made with my smallest least expensive pocket TG-5 camera and reprocessed as shown below. They just aren’t as good as those made with my Fujifilm gear.
I still have some unanswered questions relative to when and where I will use these settings. I hope to use them on this blog most of the time, but I will still use different settings when the subject warrants it. My latest style is a solid baseline that can be easily tweaked in various ways.
The big unknown is whether or not I will use this baseline style for my “other photography” for Homewood and other customers. This style is different from a straight forward documentation of how the scene looked, but I might try it on others to see if “my look” also works for them. I would like to use these styles since they would tend to simplify my processing and standardize my images.