Classic Chrome on the Street

As I mentioned in my last post, I like the look of my Fuji X100T's Classic Chrome emulation. In fact I like it enough that for a recent photo walk, I set up the camera to shoot Classic Chrome JPEGs and then left it there for the entire walk. For me, that's saying something.

As I've been doing of late, I went downtown early one Sunday morning. I like going on Sundays because parking is free, and I don't have to worry about returning before the meter runs out. I didn't really have a plan as to where I was going to go, so I just explored some new areas and shot wherever the mood struck. One other thing I did differently than usual was to bring a tripod so that I could shoot self portraits (NOT selfies!).

So here are a bunch of Classic Chrome photos, some just of architecture and/or trash, some self-portraits, and maybe even some of people (I don't remember, so I will be just as surprised as you as to what I find to post). I'll just keep adding until either I run out of photos that I like, I run out of time (it's almost 9 PM as I write this), or I get bored.

So the question in my mind is "Do I want to continue shooting in Classic Chrome mode?" I've set my X100T back to Black and White JPEG mode, and I feel happier when I chimp my images, so maybe I'll just stick with that. But still there's something about Classic Chrome that I like. I'm not sure what it is. So I don't know the answer. We'll just have to wait and see.

MPEX Columbus North Market Photo Walk

Andi and I went on Midwest Photo Exchange's January photo walk to the North Market in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We met Aaron, our fearless leader, and the participants for a short introduction concerning the "rules of engagement," and then we all headed out on our own to make photos. It seemed that most of the others were shooting pictures of "stuff," but I stayed strictly in street photography mode and took photos of people. Most everybody seemed comfortable with me, but a few of the vendors didn't like the idea. I found out later that they hadn't been told about us and what we were doing even though the market management had said they would do so. Still, my street photography persona was pretty effective. I had a great time and ended up with quite a few good photos. Here are several of my favorites.

Reflections (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #1)

Xhot L (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #2)

Ingredients (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #3)

Meat Eater (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #4)

Prizelawn (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #5)

Portrait (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #6)

Fearless Leader (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #10)