During my visit to a train station, I spotted some old trains, mostly locomotives, and that was a good chance of making some images. Rusty metal was dominant and a few plants had emerged, a very contrasty scene.
I had with me the Fuji X100 and the Plaubel Makina 67, on this post I am uploading photos from the Fuji.
Rusty metal has a very specific look and i things its best to take photos during the golden hour. Actually, it was a couple of hours before, but still the images look pretty good. Once more I was impressed from the way the X100 renders a subject, great color and sharpness. Although this was a good opportunity to use the Velvia mode I preferred to stick with RAW files.
In some situations I used macro in order to close as much as I could to the rusty surfaces. This is also a good way to create a narrow depth of field. In most cases, the X100 performed excellent, as it was expected.
As a travel camera, the X100 has permanently replaced my Leica M8, which I am only using in cases I need a longer or shorter focal length than 35mm (and of course as an infrared camera). I have listed the reasons for that in a previous article.
Tomorrow, I am posting photos from the same location with the Plaubel Makina 67, which has a focal length close to the X100 (40mm equivalent) but the 6×7 negative creates a different look.
Enjoy the rest of the images with the Fuji.
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