But first, I'll review the Nikon way: download to computer, edit the raw file using a combination of NX2 and/or Lightroom, convert to black and white with Silver FX, then spit out a jpg.And then there is the Fuji way: choose sim. Done. With Fuji you always see the photo through a film simulation, such as this photo’s Acros, and the film sims are very nice. I especially Like Chrome and Acros. For a different sim the process is simple: choose image, choose sim, apply it, save it. The raw data is there, but the ready-to-go sims are emphasized. The downside is being inundated with image files since one photo can quickly morph into multiple simulations.
I'm listening to Excellent Birds by Laurie Anderson.
It's a heat wave in Port Angeles today so I went up into the mountains to hike the Sunrise trail in Olympic National Park. The sky was a bit hazy from forest-fire smoke but it was still a beautiful hike. All photos shown were processed in camera using Fuji's Velvia film simulation, then posted via iPhone.
A sky-full of shooting stars was what I hoped for but no, just the occasional singleton. A trickle. 48 out of 358 shots had something, which sounds good, but most were but a faint trace. Was I too early? Too late? Wrong ISO? Or was the shower masked by the lights of Port Angeles? Clearly, more experimentation is called for.
The second shot is darker because it was taken later the same evening and has a lower ISO.
I'm listening to the president's 2016 summer spotify playlist: day which triggers feelings of impending loss, the loss of a cool and scandal-free president.