A Fujifilm GFX 50R Self Portrait

Self Portrait with the Fujifilm GFX 50R - Austin, Texas

Self Portrait with the Fujifilm GFX 50R – Austin, Texas

I was walking downtown with the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a rather large, but not too heavy, medium format camera. Attached to my camera bag, a tripod, my newly reactivated gear to optimize image quality. The light was dropping quickly. I was making my last hand-held images, like the one I posted yesterday, shortly before I knew I had to switch to tripod mode.

A city bus passed, and I snapped the shutter, not expecting much. The benefits of digital, freedom to not worry about wasting frames. The result, surprisingly worthwhile. The blue of the bus perfectly frames a window turned mirror, reflecting urban dusk. The interior nearly invisible except for the ghostly fluorescent lighting. In the middle, the faint outline of the photographer — an impromptu self-portrait.

It must have been cold for Texas on that mid-January day. I was wearing a beanie. The 1/80 of a second shutter stopped most things adequately. The ISO 8000 shot, surprisingly clear.

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