Sunday, April 21, 2013
A pretty good picture, I think. I'm happy with it. I snapped it with my Fujifilm X10 in Lexington Cemetery on Tuesday during a whirlwind trip to town. It's a magnolia blossom and a mausoleum in the background. I had the camera set in EXR mode for maximum dynamic range. The Fuji has two different sizes of pixels, so it captures highlights with the small ones and shadows with the larger pixels when on that setting. The downside is that you end up with a 6 mp shot instead of a 12 mp shot. Not much of a downside to me.
I converted the picture to black and white (with a little sepia toning) in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2, and posted it on Flickr on Friday. Somehow it made into the site's mysterious (to me anyhow) Explore, which are 500 pictures chosen by algorithm each day as worthy of, well, something. A glance, I guess. Today, it already has more views (over 3100) than any picture I've ever posted on Flickr. I've been posting for 6 years, so that is saying something. Maybe just that more people are on there and checking out Explore pics. Anyhow, it is good to have a picture viewed so many times and I take it as evidence that I haven't completely lost my touch at this stuff despite my time off from photography.
Posted by Jeff Damron at 9:55 AM