Minimalist photography with short telephotos

I am not really a good photographer when it comes to cars, I don’t enjoy it that much. A lot of my friends have a passion for cars that I don’t understand. The thing is I live in Le Mans where the 24 hour race is held each year. I have lived here, on and off for 20 years and have still to see the race!

Fuji x-t1 + XF56F/1.2R @ 1/17000s+ f/2.8 + ISO 400

This year however, having a spare Friday morning, I let myself be pulled to the ‘British Welcome’, a side event where people bring their sports cars and show them off to the public. I thought it would be an ideal event to spark an interest in car photography!

fuji x-t1 + XF56mmF1.2R @ 1/180s + f/3.2 + ISO 200

I took the Fuji X100T, which I used but didn’t keep a single photo… not sure what went wrong there!

fuji x-t1 + XF56mmF1.2R @ 1/1250s + f/3.6 + ISO 200

I also took the Fuji X-T1 with the 56mm f/1.2 and the 90mm f/2. I usually do quite a bit of street photography and portrait, but after a couple of hours and a couple of hundred photos trying to catch the light, get an angle on the people and the passion, I realised all my photos were very boring… So I started taking details and close-ups : much better!

fuji x-t1 + XF90mmF2 @ 1/2500s + f/2.0 + ISO 200

The two lenses are very sharp, especially the 90mm and the difference is noticeable at 100%. This difference is negligeable in the real world though, I doubt you can see the difference here. It is interesting however to have low curvature in the lens to get sharp corners and both lenses here behave very well.

fuji x-t1 + XF56F1.2R @ 1/160s + f/3.6 + ISO 200

The post processing was done in Lightroom with the Color Efex pro Nix software plugin.

fuji x-t1 + XF90mmF2 @ 1/1400s + f/2.8 + ISO 200




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