George Appletree


Bayou 56

photographs·thoughts·and some more·for the contemporary mind


April 27, 2017


Some extra grain gives this digital photograph an atmospheric nuance



April 20, 2017

At the end, ... a camera like any other. Able to take good photographs.

I like particularly this one. Slightly processed, it brings some sense of form and visual content



April 18, 2017






April 18, 2017

Two extreme examples of what the camera produces; original jpeg size not retouched, 40 mm lens (60 equivalent)





A couple

April 13, 2017

Finally the frame sticker removed... Let´s things work the way they are.

A couple of the first samples, not processed, just straight on from the camera




April 9, 2017

Trying a Fujifilm XPro1 these days.

The early conclusion is simple:

Photographs are excellent.

Interfacing that camera after being used to rangefinders needs some, say practice.

It is "very electronic", but once knowing how it works and what's able to do, things become easier.

The option between electronic viewfinder and straight view can't confuse you. It is an advantage having both. Just you need choosing the right one for the desired purpose.

EVF frames exactly what you're going to shoot. Like SLR's you have exactly your picture there. Just things become in some way odd if being used to direct view. Something like image becoming some blurry when moving the camera or lightening gaps occurring in some situations; generally better for daylight and some uncomfortable when light is dim.

By opposite optical viewfinder works fine in low light situations. But framing through viewfinder lines becomes really poor in normal sunny day light ones. Just that viewfinder frame fades away.

An easy solution for that is placing a plastic sticker film on the viewfinder and drawing on it the frame for your lens with a permanent marker. That sounds primitive but it just works.

In both electronic and optical view, exposure is easy to read inside the viewfinder, specially if not so much light, but even so readable.

Menus are not difficult to go through. But better not getting lost in them and choosing previously the right settings.

Things like double exposure are welcome. And the function button sounds versatile.

Finally, that camera has a fast and sharp autofocus functionality. Actually it's designed for that purpose.

The point is I'm using an adapter. So, ... just manually focusing. Is that so bad?

Oh, no. Electronic viewfinder does it properly. If optically, scale focusing just works!

In conclusion, if I would design that camera I would make it slightly different. But, ...doesn't that happen with any camera? Usually we have to adapt to the camera, but ... isn't the camera the one to adapt to us?

...Good feeling

And I forgot that exposure compensation dial is just fantastic


Visit Bayou 56

March 24, 2017

The steerage

March 18, 2017

It came to mind when having a look to one of my works:

Considered a very important photograph. Stieglitz moved from pictorial works towards what called "straight" photographs. For ending in a sort of abstraction he called "equivalents".

Hat circle versus cross suspenders, division in two classes and strong structure lines are traditionally the elements making it "modern".


Some fun

March 16, 2017

Perhaps the world is perceived in a different manner staying on a rope. It was funny getting that guy remaining there as if being on a solid rock.



The selective eye

March 15, 2017

Photographers, at least the ones capturing photographs rather than staging scenes, develop some sort of selective eye.

When pressing the click all need to be arranged at the desired manner time allows it. But what catches the sight is due to that selective view. Which makes taking this and not that.

Some other visual artists or practitioners might also arrange elements inside a frame, but with a different glance. Not that selective one.


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