Scotland Part II B&W
All of the photos on this post were shot with my Fuji Xpro 1 using the monochrome film selection. This allows me to see what I’m photographing in B&W. It’s really cool! Believe or not all these are from a jpeg file and not the raw. I do shoot both in raw and jpeg (the raw is in color even though the setting is on B&W but I again see only my surroundings in B&W when I look through the viewfinder.) The jpeg B&W on the Fuji just brings me back to my film days and I love the results. I do process all my stuff now in Capture 1 since it is the only raw converter that can process the files from the Fuji cameras the way Fuji intended them to be. The result for me is this wonderful black and white. I do process in Photoshop but not a lot since the camera really can obtain the look I’m after. Amazing what can be done today. No textures were used on any of the images.
The image above and below are of the staircases in the very large school building at Scotland School for Veteran’s Children in Scotland, PA. What caught my eye was this wonderful light that spills through the windows and down the staircases.
The image below is also in the school building and was taken on the stage in the auditorium. The auditorium is in beautiful condition and my eye caught this lone chair and wonderful black stage curtains.
This is part of the ceiling in the Administration Building and I loved the graphic elements and the play between light and shadow. When I shoot with the Fuji camera it’s a whole different experience and I tend to look at my surroundings in a much more graphic way.
This is in the costume room above the auditorium and again I loved the light flowing in from the window hitting this array of costumes hanging nearby. I love how the sheen of the wall comes out when the light hits it. That old projector is pretty cool too!