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A Morning at Filoli

by Scott Loftesness on March 2, 2014

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I enjoy heading out for photography after the rains finish while there are still interesting clouds in the sky. Those clouds make for soft light – and, when partly cloudy, a mix of light and shadows. Saturday morning provided such an opportunity – and I headed for Filoli to see what I could find.

I brought along my Fujifilm X-E2, one of the new breed of smaller “mirrorless” cameras that I’ve really been enjoying. It has a unique APS-C sized sensor that, in conjunction with Fuji’s focus on colors, provide some very pretty images. One of my favorite lenses for this kind of outdoor work with the X-E2 is the 14mm f/2.8 lens. It’s the equivalent of a 21mm lens on a standard DSLR – and captures a wide angle of view.

Below are some of the images from my morning walk at Filoli. The last one, of the olive trees outside the Visitor Center, evoked a moody sun/shadow feeling – so I processed it that way in black and white with a bit of platinum toning to enhance the moodiness. A few more images from Filoli are in this set of mine on Flickr.

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