I've been playing around with this 1:1 squared crop ratio & have fallen in love with it! Took a chance & drove out to Kaneohe Beach Park this past Sunday, the rain clouds had cleared from the previous day, which made me second guess my choice of location, but it turned out to be a very beautiful sunrise shoot. Now I need to figure out what size of a print & mat board I need to frame this squared crop.
I also took out my Fujifilm XPRO2 to shoot sunrise on Sunday. I wasn't very thrilled at the images until I came across this one (above). This is the 1st time I used the 16mm lens at sunrise. I've been a little disappointed in the distortion on the 10-24. The lens tends to bow the vertical lines like the pilings of the dock to an extreme, more so than my 18mm Zeiss Batis on the Sony A7S II. Also with this Fuji setup I have to use the "long exposure noise reduction" feature & I've been missing shots because of that. I love my Fuji outside of sunrise but I've so disappointed at the hot pixels.
With all that said, I've also realized that I need to look at the Fuji XPro2 differently & embrace the noise! Took me a while to realize this & it does have a place in my sunrise backpack from this point on! I won't lie, it will be a hard move to go 100% Fuji for my sunrise, so for now I'll shoot sunrise, 1 day with the Fuji & the next day with my Sony. A good compromise, I think. For the hot pixels I'll just have to spend a little more time cloning them out in Lightroom.
It's ALOHA FRIDAY, have a safe & wonderful weekend everyone!
Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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