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Walking Princeton

Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey

A few weeks after New Jersey's Governor, Phil Murphy issued executive orders which effectively shut down non-essential businesses I ventured into downtown Princeton for a solitary photowalk with my Fuji X-T2 camera and XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens. I walked for over an hour, photographing everything and anything that caught my eye. I know I pushed the shutter button way too many times, but when I download the images to my iMac, there were several noticeable themes. I had photographed…

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Kodak Portra 400 Fuji Film Simulation Recipe Compared to DxO Color Efx Pro 4

After messing around with Color Efx Pro 4from DxO's Nik Collection 3, I think my criticism and reaction to the SOOC JPEGs from my Fujifilm Film Simulation Challenge Roll 5: Kodak Portra 400 test was "user error". I think the exposure compensation dial may have moved during my photo walk. That would certainly explain the washed-out look of the SOOC image. As a test, I used Fuji X RAW Studio to reprocess the images with Ritchie's Kodak Portra 400 recipe…

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Fujifilm Film Simulation Challenge Roll 5: Kodak Portra 400

UPDATE: After messing around with Color Efx Pro 4from DxO's Nik Collection 3, I think my criticism and reaction to the SOOC JPEGs from my Fujifilm Film Simulation Challenge Roll 5: Kodak Portra 400 test was "user error". I think the exposure compensation dial may have moved during my photo walk. That would certainly explain the washed-out look of the SOOC image. As a test, I used Fuji X RAW Studio to reprocess the images with Ritchie's Kodak Portra 400…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 76

I spent an hour walking north and then south taking photos with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodak Portra 400 film simulation recipe. Nassau Street didn’t have the normal Saturday morning bustle I’m used to. No queue outside PJ’s or Jammin’ Crepes for breakfast. For years I wanted to photograph the storefronts on Nassau Street but parked cars always blocked the view. Today I finally got some of the photographs I wanted. Bhavna and I spent the afternoon on a beer run around…

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