Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest - Austin, Texas

Enchanted Forest – Austin, Texas

I’m continuing with a picture made with the Fujifilm A900, a 13-year-old entry-level point and shoot that I recently bought for $22. It’s a modest camera with dated technology, but that’s part of the fun. I’m challenging myself to make good photos with it, as I mentioned in the recent Fuji A900 review.

As a basic camera, it only shoots in JPEG, which reduces the post-processing latitude compared with RAW. However, you can still modify JPEGs, as seen in today’s photograph. I did a fair amount of changes to make it look a little more magical than it really was. The trick is to underexpose the entire image so that you don’t overexpose the bright areas. JPEGs are especially unforgiving about recovering highlights. This photograph was underexposed 2/3 of a stop.

My jaunts to a park have allowed me to dabble in landscape-y photos. Things that you don’t usually see from me. I’m not planning a wholesale switch to landscapes — I still prefer the dynamism of the city. But recently, city life is facing a lot of challenges. Perhaps a photographic pivot towards the great outdoors is not an entirely crazy idea.

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7 thoughts on “Enchanted Forest

  1. Funny. I’ve pivoting toward more “downtown streets” photography as the hiking and nature trails have attracted more people looking for an escape from the house.

      1. Unless you want to dine out, nothing to do in Princeton except walk the university during normal times. The university is closed and COVID-19 limits restaurant traffic during the week.

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