Adding a bit more of a human element to some more photographs of raspberries. I do like the detail captured and tonal rendition in these images. Once again RawTherapee comes through in processing files from Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor in exactly the way I want.
A two day photographic study of raspberries, because why not? Actually this is just more of me getting very familiar with my recent switch of camera systems. For the images posted today and tomorrow I used the Fujifilm XT-2 and XF90mm f/2 R WR.
Even though it is not a macro lens the 90mm does allow for some fairly close focusing making it a passable faux-macro lens.
I promise tomorrow’s images are a little more interesting 😉
During my stay on the big island of Hawai’i the opportunity presented itself to tour the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. The tour was a very pleasant way to the spend the morning and we had a very friendly and informative tour guide. A special thank you to the family that was on the tour with us and shared the meal they had paid for. Such generosity doesn’t go unappreciated.
Not being a coffee drinker in any serious fashion I was still pretty interested in the process, which is actually rather simpler than I imagined. I do imagine that a plantation like Mountain Thunder works a bit differently than some of the brands that take out national (and international) television adverts and such.
Chickens, dogs, and extremely laid back cats were in abundance.
As it was explained the process of picking the beans require a keen eye and deft fingers. Many workers fly in to the island at times of harvesting.
Before the drying and roasting process the coffee bean is rather unassuming. It also is quite sweet on the tonuge (but shouldn’t be swallowed).
A bit of food still life, to prove this blog is still alive.
Honestly, the reason for a lack of updates is that I have been very busy updating my catalog of prints that are available. Giving some much needed love to this aspect of my photography is long overdue.
Photography is at most times a solitary, self-interested activity; the time spent in contemplation of subject and technical considerations, the processing of taking a negative or digital file and making of it something that expresses the active urge that made the photographer press the shutter.
However, photography expresses, at it’s best, sentiments we all have, distills human experience into an artifact. To me that is an amazing thing, an important thing. To me that is the reason that every photographer who takes the craft seriously should be sharing, making their work available to others and taking in work by others. Of course, as with all points of view your mileage may vary.