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Mobile with my mobile » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Mobile with my mobile » Gale Photography Having tweaked my right foot a few weeks ago I needed a longish walk to see if it was working OK. I chose an area between Avebury and Devizes in Wiltshire.  There’s a fabulous walk in fascinating landscape full of the signs of human occupations going back  thousands of years.  I didn’t want to be overburdened with equipment, so I took my  Lumix TZ-100 and my Huawei mobile.  In the end I hardly…

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Abstractions in the human-made landscape » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Abstractions in the human-made landscape » Gale Photography That title sounds a bit pretentious, but the subject is a good one.   In the human-made world there are many structures that, when carefully composed, give us images that are abstract arrangements of colour, shape, texture or “all of the above”. This diving board and pool is no longer about the reality of what was there.  It’s about the not-quite symmetry of the slabs round the pool, the mixture of textures, and…

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Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Oh my how the world has changed since my latest blogpost. It seems like forever ago, when in reality it was just 4 months ago. CoVid19 pandemic is still running its course, and things will not be back to normal anytime soon. My day job as a healthcare professional has of course been taking a lot of my time these past months, but that has however gone back to normal.But…

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By way of contrast, it’s black and white. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

By way of contrast, it’s black and white. » Gale Photography Sometimes an image works in black and white.  When we say that, most of the time we are really talking about an image with many shades of grey rather than just black and white.  This post is about images with just those two tones.  I’ve used Photoshop with all these images to take away the colour, reduce the range of tones, and give a huge jump in contrast. I…

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What do do in lockdown » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

What do do in lockdown » Gale Photography So here we are still in lockdown.  While the rules do allow us to drive to a place for exercise, photography might not be considered as exercise.  Given that, it’s probably better to stay in the house and garden if you are concentrating on photography. We have been blessed with some gorgeous sunny days recently, with plain blue skies.  The plain sky makes it easier to take simpler images.  I popped my…

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Fujifilm X-T4 first look preview – Closer to technical bliss. – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm X-T4 first look preview – Closer to technical bliss. – jonasrask|photography In what has become the most busy “review/preview” winter I’ve ever had, the time has now come to look at the brand new Fujifilm X-T4. Fujifilm has been on a serious releasing spree this winter, and since writing my mammoth run-through of the X-Pro3 which I was very close to the development of, they have put out an insane amount of products in the course of just 3 months.…

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Fujifilm X100V first look preview – The desert island camera – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm X100V first look preview – The desert island camera – jonasrask|photography In what seems like a never-ending spree of new releases from Fujifilm this winter-season, today they announced the newest iteration of the iconic and beloved X100 series, The X100V X100V – F/4 – 1/500s – ISO800 I still remember that day back in 2011. That day where I went into a local photostore here in Aarhus, and impulse purchased my X100 camera. At the time I had a…

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The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on.Now, I’m NOT a macro photographer. I don’t do that kind of photography much. I don’t have the fancy ring lights, I don’t have fancy turn-around-lenses-and-mount-them rigs. I don’t particularly…

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The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on.Now, I’m NOT a macro photographer. I don’t do that kind of photography much. I don’t have the fancy ring lights, I don’t have fancy turn-around-lenses-and-mount-them rigs. I don’t particularly…

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Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography First of all happy new year! I took a well deserved break from blogging since my review on the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 back in late November of 2019. But this is a new decade, and behold – the first gear writeup of the new century on my blog is yet again a 35mm lens writeup.I will not deny the fact that I have two favourite focal lengths on APSC. One being…

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Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography First of all happy new year! I took a well deserved break from blogging since my review on the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 back in late November of 2019. But this is a new decade, and behold – the first gear writeup of the new century on my blog is yet again a 35mm lens writeup.I will not deny the fact that I have two favourite focal lengths on APSC. One being…

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The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change!Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a result I have been insanely busy doing all sorts of fun stuff because of that particular launch. The Pro3 should be making its way out into the hands of…

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The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change!Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a result I have been insanely busy doing all sorts of fun stuff because of that particular launch. The Pro3 should be making its way out into the hands of…

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X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography As has become customary on this site of mine, I always end up writing a little about using vintage lenses on the newly released Fujifilm gear. With the release of the X-Pro3, this is no different! – In fact with the X-Pro3 I feel that it’s more relevant than ever since Fujifilm put some nice little features in the camera to aid in using our manual focus glass. Be they vintage or modern.I love to…

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X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography As has become customary on this site of mine, I always end up writing a little about using vintage lenses on the newly released Fujifilm gear. With the release of the X-Pro3, this is no different! – In fact with the X-Pro3 I feel that it’s more relevant than ever since Fujifilm put some nice little features in the camera to aid in using our manual focus glass. Be they vintage or modern.I love to…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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Our eyes don’t see in rectangles » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Our eyes don’t see in rectangles » Gale Photography I don’t know about you, but my eyes don’t see things framed by rectangles.  Cameras, on the other hand, do see in rectangles and we have to take that into account when we take a photograph.  Having forced the view of the world into the rectangle defined by our camera sensor, you can use the edges and corners as strong compositional elements. This rather wonderful building in the Hauser and Wirth…

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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography In March 2018 I reviewed the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X system. If you havn’t already, then you can read about it HERE. A lot of things have happened since then in Fujifilm land, especially in the GFX department.The widest lens available natively by Fujifilm is the amazing 23mm f/4 which I wrote about HERE after taking it to Iceland. So when Laowa announced the 17mm f/4 development almost at the…

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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography In March 2018 I reviewed the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X system. If you havn’t already, then you can read about it HERE. A lot of things have happened since then in Fujifilm land, especially in the GFX department.The widest lens available natively by Fujifilm is the amazing 23mm f/4 which I wrote about HERE after taking it to Iceland. So when Laowa announced the 17mm f/4 development almost at the…

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Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Fujifilm didn’t just release the GF50mm f/3.5 today which I wrote about HERE, they also released a little something for the X-series. I remember back in may 2018 when I took the X-T100 with me to Crete to do the whole brochure imagery for Fujifilm. They had a wishlist of very specific lenses that they wanted me to test out on the camera. Among the listed lenses was…

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Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Fujifilm didn’t just release the GF50mm f/3.5 today which I wrote about HERE, they also released a little something for the X-series. I remember back in may 2018 when I took the X-T100 with me to Crete to do the whole brochure imagery for Fujifilm. They had a wishlist of very specific lenses that they wanted me to test out on the camera. Among the listed lenses was…

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Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography This is not a review. Well, actually it is. It’s the same as it has always been, but as someone in an internet forum recently made me aware, “A hotel staff member can’t review the hotel he works for”.  I have never hid the fact that I was deeply involved with Fujifilm, nor that my views were obviously biassed because of said relationship.So, now my reviews will be labeled “first look…

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Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography This is not a review. Well, actually it is. It’s the same as it has always been, but as someone in an internet forum recently made me aware, “A hotel staff member can’t review the hotel he works for”.  I have never hid the fact that I was deeply involved with Fujifilm, nor that my views were obviously biassed because of said relationship.So, now my reviews will be labeled “first look…

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A GFX100 session – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

A GFX100 session – jonasrask|photography Hey guys and girls. A little quick post today. It’s part of a promise that I gave to myself that it doesn’t have to be over-the-top-super-review-time every time I decide to share a little something on this blog. I want it to be more like back in the day, where I enjoyed to just upload random stuff to the site. I was part of a demo-night of the new Fujifilm GFX100 (review here) at Mimosa…

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My iPhone Did That! – Tim’s Reflection Connection – iPhone Photography Article

My iPhone Did That! – Tim’s Reflection Connection The Setup Back in January I wrote a blog post about my growing a beard many, many years ago. It was was the only beard I ever grew, and it was hideous! This past Thanksgiving, I was lazy and didn’t shave for several days. Hmm… I decided to grow a beard again. My father had one for the last 10 years or so of his life. (We hated it. He didn’t care.)…

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What comes after the G.A.S.? – Black & White Photography Article

What comes after the G.A.S.? G.A.S. what the hell is that??? Well let me explain, it is the so-called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a problem a lot of people who want to take (great) photos suffer from. Mostly it are men but, some women also might be affected. I had it as well; bought too much far too expensive stuff to take photo’s with. At some point it was enough, this point was reached when back in 2007, I planned…

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Dancing girls – The story behind – Black & White Photography Article

Dancing girls – The story behind At the moment at the home page of this site this picture is displayed. What is happening there? Back in 2007 we where traveling in Mali. As you might expect it is a country not easy to visit, it is very different from the world we are living in. There is little to eat and drink but a lot of sand and dust. We stayed some days in Djenné and from there went for…

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Amhara Nikisat – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

Amhara Nikisat – Vincent de Groot The Amhara people also known as Abyssinians, are an ethnic group from the northern and central Ethiopian highlands. The neck and facial tattoos called Nikisat are standing out against the traditional white clothing and elaborate jewelry. Lines of tiny crosses along jaws and traditional Ethiopian shaped crosses on foreheads prove the intensive dedication to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. A YouTube video/slide-show about the celebration of Timkat in Gondar (Ethiopia) can be found here. Like this:Like…

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The Arbore tribe in the Omo Valley – Black & White Photography Article

The Arbore tribe in the Omo Valley Earlier this year I visited Ethiopia a country with an incredible variation of people. These 3 portraits are from the beginning of a visit to the Omo Valley in the delta of the Limo River (sometimes called Weyto or Dullay. The Arbore tribe with a total population of 6850 is living in 4 villages: Gandareb, Kulaama, Murale, and Eegude.  Their economy of subsistence depends largely on the periodical floods of the river. Visiting the village…

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