Tuesday Photo Challenge – Go Big! by Frank JansenFrank Jansen (Dutch goes the Photo!)

Supersize your ideas!

Taken after the Montgomery Township (New Jersey) high-school home coming game after everyone except the janitors (and me) have gone home.

Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.

The Montgomery Township high school "Cougars" football team performed well last night against the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders.

Montgomery scored 41 to Scotch Plains-Fanwood's 21.

No. I'm not into football. My daughter is captain of the high school marching band. We go to the home games to support her.

I used a modified version of an ACROS film simulation recipe by Ritchie Roesch. No post-processing noise reduction was used.

I like how Richie's recipe accentuates the light and dark areas of each image.

FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1160 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 8000
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1160 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 8000
football, montgomery township high school
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 12800
football, montgomery township high school
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 10000
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 10000
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 34.2 mm | 175 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec t f/4.5 | ISO 12800
FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | 1500 sec at f/4.5 | ISO 6400

The Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography. This week's theme is forward.

I struggled with the challenge this week. When I could visualize the word "forward" I could not capture a photo. Some of the participants posted images of things in motion or the tracks left by moving things. I looked for ways to do that this week. The roads near my home are narrow one-lane-ditch-on-side country roads. There is no stopping to take a photo.

I had nothing in my catalogue similar to any of these. I shoot mostly architecture, landscape, and macros. I have some images I shot during a high school football game but I don't find them interesting. We only go to see our daughter perform in the marching band.

So what to do?

Post a randomly chosen image from the set of images of the marching band. I removed one of the field lights form the upper right-hand corner, applied a Fuji ACROS B&W filter, and used Nik's Dfine 2 to remove some high ISO noise.

Both of these images were shot on a Fuji X-T2 with the Fujinon 16-55mm f/2.8 XF R LM WR.

Fuji X-T2 + Fujinon XF16-55mm R LM WR @ 51.6mm , ISO 12800 , 1/400s , ƒ/5

UPDATE: After I posted this, I felt that an image of the marching band was more appropriate, so I added the band image as the feature image. I like the marching band photo better.