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Peter Thoshinsky‎: “Central Booking”
San Francisco, California, 2016

Officer Darla McBride completes primary booking at Central Police Station on Thursday April 21st, 2016.

Going to take a little time to geek out on photography and such.

If you are not interested in the art of photography this will be of zero interest to you.

This image was taken with a Fujifilm X-T1, 18mm f2 (28mm equivalent), shot in RAW, and worked up in Lightroom and monochrome converted in Silver Efex Pro2.

If I were to show you the original image it is bland and flat, as is the nature of a RAW image. This isn’t dis-similar to a straight printed traditional darkroom negative. Mr. Adams himself never displayed a straight print, and neither should you. The straight image does nothing to project the feeling of this dirty, smelly, decades old jail area. The graffiti and cracking of the concrete, the age of the location, are obvious in person. It is not so obvious in the RAW image, or even in a camera boosted jpeg.

It’s a depressing little 12×12 foot tank.

As a photographer we try to express more than a visual representation, we need to present an emotional representation, one that accurately reflects the scene.

That’s the role of a photographer.

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Here are the most liked images of the Fujirumors facebook photostream… and keep it up, share and vote your absolute favorite X-shot… and here is how to do it:

1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook timeline and submit your favorite X-shot (and a short description) in the timeline by selecting “Photo/Video” .
2) VOTE & COMMENT: All the images will be displayed at the Fujirumors facebook photostream. You can vote & comment the images there.

NOTE: The next selection will start from those images shared starting from April 26!

Enjoy the X-shots ;)

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Paul Cory: Fire dancer at the The 5th Annual Festival of Legends! pre-festival celebration. Firelight only. Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8, ISO 6400, 1/320 f/2.8. — with Whitney Danser

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Arturo Villarreal‎: Taken at Glamis California. XT-1 with 35mm f/2 — at Glamis Sand Dunes

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Omprakash Das‎: Rowena Crest

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Ciro Coelho‎: Pink Full Moon last night above Santa Barbara, in California. Fuji X-Pro2 with Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, f/6.4 at 1/320 sec ISO 2500

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Martin Grant: Bondi Beach Sydney Australia. My first evenig out with my new X Pro2 and a 100-400. This was the March big moon. rises about the same time as the Sun sets. It was real neat

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Vincent Den Hertog‎: My Fuji XT1

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