Four Favorite Frames

I typically don't make a lot of frames very quickly. This might be a bit confusing if you've read why I decided against the Fuji XT-10 as a backup body. I tend to take my time and let a situation or circumstance develop or even get a read on, then do what I have to in order to get it to go the direction I want. I'm a big, big fan of time — as in taking one's time. Especially on the black/white project and to a slightly lesser extent the Fragments side project it's an essential part of the process even if I'm not making pictures.

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Every once in a while I make frames very fast. Even though I never use continuous drive I still make them at a fairly good clip. If I ever run into something that stops me dead in my tracks I tend to write cameras off as useless. I tend to buy cameras that have larger buffer sizes and things like that just as insurance I never run into that problem even though I honestly cannot remember the last time I used continuous shooting. I tend to end up with all the frames I didn't want when I've tried a few times.

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The sequence of four frames in this post are a decent example of why I value responsiveness in a camera and typically set it up via back-button focus etc to allow me to shoot a few frames quickly.

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These four frames are my favorites from 2016. They may not be my best pictures, maybe not even for 2016 yet but they are my favorites. I left out exactly two frames in the sequence. Those occur right after the one above and the last of those four.

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The metadata and looking at all of the pictures Melanie made that day those are by far the fastest I used the shutter button. Interestingly I cannot tell you why in any succinct way they are my favorites out of the hundreds I've made in January (I was busy).

End Notes

Made with the Fuji XT-1 and 18-55mm XF. Processed via Lightroom CC with VSCO FILM06 BW400CN applied on import.