Imagine the scene, if you will; it’s perhaps the best day of summer so far here in the UK and I’m photographing a wedding down in Hampshire. The venue (Holbrook Hall) has a lovely big green lawn that I think will make a perfect leading-in to a shot of the venue. I’m still trying to see if there is a place in my wedding bag for the Fuji XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro lens so I decide to take a wander across the lawn to get a very long shot of the venue. It’s all about experimentation right?
Anyway – the shot of the venue was great (more on this in another post, but the 60mm macro Fuji lens will definitely be coming with me to future weddings – its a superb optic). I’m about to wander back and my path takes me around a small pond. I catch a glance of a dragon-fly in the corner of my eye and see it land on a leaf, right in front of me, to bask in the sunshine. Perfect. I slip the Fuji X-Pro1 into macro mode, bend down, focus, snap and the fly disappears as I wander off to shoot the rest of the wedding.
Now, I’m not a wildlife photographer, nor am I a macro photography enthusiast but I’m was thrilled with the picture of my little blue dragon fly.
This is the image below. It was shot using the Fuji X-Pro1 using the XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro lens. ISO200, 1/1250th Second and f/2.4
The image just goes to show how the colour and contrast out of this camera is just incredible. This is from the JPG shot in-camera by the way. With the exception of some cropping and a small vignette this is a native JPG file right out of the X-Pro1. It’s gloriously colourful, beautifully sharp and just so vivid.
It’s not your typical wedding picture, but I liked it.