A couple of randomly selected street photography samples this time. All were shot with the X-E1 during our brief trip to Granada.
For this kind of pictures, I most always gravitate to a classic black-and-white rendering. With that comes that special ambiance, and reminiscences of great masters from the past. The images here have gone first through Lightroom (for a minimal exposure and crop adjustment) and then moved on to Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2, to apply my favorite custom ‘magic sauce’ preset.
The four images above were shot with the 18-55mm zoom, a very pleasing and convenient tool for casual walk-around photography. All but one were at focal lengths between 18 and 23mm. I could easily have made these with either the 18mm or the long-awaited 23mm prime. I am so curious how that latter lens will perform: 35mm (equivalent) is my most favored focal length for street shooting.
Late at night, there's no better pick than the XF 35mm… Wide open and at ISO 1600, it perfectly captured the mood of a freezing evening walk in the old Albaicín quarter.
Gear notes: Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 & XF 35mm f/1.4
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