Vancouver in B&W

Last weekend we left home at 4:30 AM to capture Vancouver at its best. The hourly weather forecast was right and we encountered very contrasty weather conditions with stunningly rich skies and beautiful light.

All we had to worry about was composition. It is something we spend a lot of time working on in the field. This is especially challenging in an urban environment when you have so many elements competing for the spot inside your frame. Pre-visualization, positioning of the camera and a rigorous elimination process are essential.

In this post we would like to share with you B&W images shot with the Fuji X-T1 coupled with XF 14mm F2.8 & 56mm F1.2 lenses. We also worked with our Fuji X100S.






We are currently evaluating Lightroom Fuji film simulations such as Astia or Velvia, among others, which work very well if you are shooting RAW and you are aiming for the Fuji look. Of course, Velvia is the one with the serious colour punch. We will share some images, JPEGs straight from the camera, as well as some using Lightroom Fuji film profiles.



This weekend we are leaving for Palouse in Eastern Washington. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Watch this space.





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3 thoughts on “Vancouver in B&W

  1. Incredible sky. As usual, wonderful images.
    I don’t know if you’ve been to The Palouse before. I am a semi-regular visitor (3 – 4 trips a year) and look forward to your images. A friend of mine, TeriLou spends a good deal of time there and takes great notes. She’s printed a photographer’s map, recently updated I believe. It’s worth a look, as are her images.

    1. Hello,

      We have visited the Palouse once but only for a few hours on the way to California. We will certainly take a look at TeriLou’s website and her maps. Any advice? Where do you usually stay? We would appreciate if you are kind enough to drop us an e-mail with some information.



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