Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pic(k) of the week 17: LOOKING UP AT BUSINESS BAY BRIDGE - FUJIFILM GFX50S for Architectural work

The Business Bay bridge is the most recent bridge over the Dubai Creek. The 13 lanes Business Bay crossing opened 10 years ago... yes that is right, seems like yesterday!

Over the last 10 years I made quite a few images from below the bridge (on the Deira side - new part of Dubai); a popular spot for architectural photography, especially during the blue hour. Click here to see some of these images.

But what I haven't done it shoot up on the bridge! Well, until a few days ago, I hadn't even looked up... While testing the new Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium format camera, I did for the first time

The image below shows what that view looks like! I was especially attracted to the complementary colours of the evening sky with the warm yellow of the fully lit bridge. 

Image details:

  • Fujifilm GFX 50S with the GF 32-64mm f4 lens
  • ISO 100, f11, 2s, 32mm (25mm converted in full frame format)
  • RAW file development in Lightroom CC
  • Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 for optimal contrast
Although I personally prefer the overall handling of the smaller Fujifilm cameras like the X-T2, I do appreciate the image quality coming out of this new Medium Format mirrorless wonder from Japan! The files are very clean and have heaps of detail. Especially for somebody who is used to the X-series system, the learning curve is actually very shallow; you really feel right at home after a matter of minutes. 

I will be blogging more images shot with the GFX 50S over the coming weeks; rather than doing a full review, this will hopefully show people how the camera performs in the field! 

Remember: "We built not enough bridges and too many walls" - Vincente Fox


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