These Muir beach seals appear to be enjoying today's mild weather. That's the Olympic peninsula in the background.
Despite my enthusiasm for film simulations (see yesterday's post) this photo is not a sim, it's a raw file edited in Lightroom which for some reason I prefer to the Velvia and Acros sims that I also created.
I'm listening to an interview with Colson Whitehead (NYT books podcast, 8/11/16). He's got Garcia Marquez' effortless transitions between realism and fantasy. The interview helped me see and understand some of the fantasies in his novel, the Underground Railroad.
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 film simulation. Done. With Fuji you always see the photo through the retro concept of a film, chosen from Fuji's well-executed film simulations. And if you change your mind, you can go back and change the sim. The Fuji will even send the image to a iPhone for furthur processing (Prizm, say) and then posting.
in summary, Fuji photos are quicker to process if you like one of the sims. With Fuji you can even post on the road. If only the Fuji images were as good as Nikon's.
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.