This will be a bit of an ephemeral rotating exhibit, so a small gallery of photos will come and go, depending on what I want to put up. Usually I only get one or two good shots every time I go out anyway, so there's no point in uploading a lot of stuff. I also like the idea of having a small impermanent gallery, enjoy it while it lasts. Shot on a Fujifilm X-T100 with a 7artisans 25mm F1.8 lens.
I'm not fond of doing a lot of work in editing software, so most of these are straight out of camera jpegs with some of Fuji's film simulations.
I don't always do street photography, but I wanted to give it a try and document some nearby cities. Maybe the pandemic has awakened a desire to document what is around me before I lose it. The quality is somewhat suspect and I'm just having fun and experimenting with shooting with a crappy lens on more manual settings. Through this exercise I've come to realise that I tend to see the world closer to a 70mm lens, in other words I tend to have tunnel vision. So it's good to look at the world at a wider angle.
This is a very experimental series where I'm trying to play around with reduced file sizes. How much can I remove while keeping the intent of the image? All these shots were taken at night on empty streets, I really like wandering around at night.
The light along this storefront illuminates a doorway and a grill. Added a scanline effect that saved on some file size while giving it an almost pixel art feel. I like this one, it captures only the necessary. 4 indexed colors, 4.4kB.
Near a stairwell a ceiling light half illuminates a insurance signboard and a small flag. It was a challenge to preserve the wording and flag design while trying to reduce the resolution as much as possible. How the colors turned out reminds me of Metal Gear Solid. 4 indexed colors, 5.1kB.
A coin operated filtered drinking water machine, it exists because the tap water is not safe enough to drink. It's red LED lights blinking as the only thing that is active in front of the midnight store front. Reducing the resolution any further made the text illegible. 5 indexed colors, 16.7kB.
A pair of lanterns, still hanging long after Chinese New Year on an empty 5-foot way. I managed to get this by manually filling in similar colors until I had only 5 indexed colors. It was the only way I could preserve the dark maroons of the lantern and make it stand out from the rest of the picture. The end product really pops. 5 indexed colors, 6.7kB