A Touch Of Greyscale

As i mentioned in my last post, i shot some photos in RAW today.  I don’t do it very often because i really don’t like sitting down in front of the computer for that long.

However, with the X-Pro1, you don’t have to sit in front of the computer.  You can convert your RAW files in-camera.

As a matter of fact, many people have said that nothing beats the RAW converter that is inside the Fuji X cameras.

Air Canada Jazz

Obviously, you would not want to convert hundreds of files in-camera.  But, if you only have a handful of files to work on, it is very convenient to convert them in-camera.

Westjet Boeing 737

With the in-camera RAW converter, you are able to adjust pretty much everything in the file: sharpness, color, film simulation, exposure, color space, noise, you can push/pull, dynamic range, white balance, white balance shift, highlight tone and shadow tone.

Needless to say, you have a lot of options at your disposal to adjust the photo to your personal taste.

Westjet Boeing 737

With these photos, i changed the film simulation to black & white (red filter) and added some sharpness before converting them to JPEGs.

I will never use Photoshop again to convert to greyscale.  It left some really weird “artifacts” in the final JPEG.

Westjet Boeing 737

I do prefer to have the aircraft in the air for greyscale.  Having the sky as a background, especially with some clouds, gives the photograph a dramatic backdrop.  Today i was out of luck because everyone was taking off from 24R, not 24L where i was.

Thanks for looking.


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