Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental…

Once I have a camera in my hand, I move into an experimental mode. Finally I’m experimenting with my Fujifilm XT20.

Moving from Nikon manual to Fuji manual mode has been a step in understanding a different camera ( No M choice on the dial). I’m still grinding my way through it and “Oh, ok, I get it”  bulbs have satisfactorily been flashing in my head, but I keep heading out to experiment in different scenarios, as you do, when you have a love of the lens.

At the sunset end of a sandstorm the other night, sunset wasn’t anything special. Time to experiment with natural props. Fennel plants dry out in Cyprus during the winter, virtually whole. Roadsides are full of it. It wasn’t to difficult to find an attractive one to shoot the fading sun through.

Then I saw the challenge and thought ok, lets go and be experimental with processing. I often visit some of the online photo editing sites for a bit of fun, this time I went to iPiccy and after embossing, x-raying , choosing a bit of starry bokeh and several other masks produced this little experiment. Whether you like it or not, it’s amazing what you can produce by virtue of a few clicks and dragging sliders.

It whiled away my morning tea moment and I realised I have used the word or variation of Experiment 6 times in 237 words…over-use probably, but all a bit of fun!





6 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental…

  1. Pingback: Experimental: Passing on the Horizon 3 – What's (in) the picture?

  2. It sounds like you are having quite a bit of fun with your new Fuji camera. Always exciting when you have new toys to play with 🙂 At one point I had a Fuji camera but never got a long with it and in the end went back to my Canon. Hope you will get along with your new camera soon 🙂

    This is a lovely edit. Looks so abstract, and the warm hues remind me of long, lazy hot summers – which we are heading into here in Australia 🙂

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    • Thanks Dave, your question made me question myself. The answer is most probably, I love to try anything new and maybe my art background ( ancient times past though) leads me to play around with the tools that can create fine art. I love to do it but really only ever use any of the results when there is an opportunity in WordPress! It’s fun though!

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    • Thank you Mabel. I’m awed by the clarity and sharpness of the Fuji shots, compared to my Nikon. The lens are pretty special. I hope to move a bit further with it, but my trusty Nikon is my back up!


  3. Learning new tools can be interesting. I’ve been spending a fair bit of time learning editing this year, although I haven’t really gone down the fine art variations path too much. That’s a whole different mindset, do you think you’ll pursue it?

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