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    Across Java

    The intention was to get across the sea to a small island..East of Java.

    And see an extinct volcano..plus it's sibling that is now active and spewing lava and bellowing smoke. The parent is of course Karikatoa.

    However the weather was ( and continues to be ) treacherous. Sea crossing was out of the question. So I changed plans..plan B is now operational. The central plateau in Java. Home to numerous volcanic sites and a little further down, the most active volcano currently.

    Yesterday and today have been a washout. I have not seen more rain in my life.
    And neither have I seen so much green. Just unbelievably gorgeous.
    The land crossing was delayed due to landslides. I however got a small window of opportunity to capture from across the fields a small volcano..climbing any to approach the craters is not on in this weather.
    The Fuji has been given a good shower. It is holding up very well.

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    Re: Across Java

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    The intention was to get across the sea to a small island..East of Java.

    And see an extinct volcano..plus it's sibling that is now active and spewing lava and bellowing smoke. The parent is of course Karikatoa.

    However the weather was ( and continues to be ) treacherous. Sea crossing was out of the question. So I changed plans..plan B is now operational. The central plateau in Java. Home to numerous volcanic sites and a little further down, the most active volcano currently.

    Yesterday and today have been a washout. I have not seen more rain in my life.
    And neither have I seen so much green. Just unbelievably gorgeous.
    The land crossing was delayed due to landslides. I however got a small window of opportunity to capture from across the fields a small volcano..climbing any to approach the craters is not on in this weather.
    The Fuji has been given a good shower. It is holding up very well.

    Majestic photo, Rayyan. Travel safe.

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    Majestic photo, Rayyan. Travel safe.
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    Re: Across Java

    Jorgen, olliL, mjr...

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    Majestic photo, Rayyan. Travel safe.

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    Photographer? The lips didn't move. I turned and looked.


    No, I said. A traveller from a distant land.

    Not all scenery, mountain scapes and volcanos.

    Arguably out rivalling Angor Wat in Cambodia. A UNESCO World Heritage site.
    I shall have more to say about it once I get back home.
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    Re: Across Java

    To be honest, I was a little hesitant to take the Fuji XT-1 on this trip. Valuable input from this forum's members convinced me to carry it along.

    It has been a joy to work with it. For the type of photography I do, it is a valuable tool. Marvellous with green vistas, and most other things.

    Thanks to all who provided their input.


    All images with the kit zoom. What a combo.
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    Great shots! How are you processing them?

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    Hi Lee.

    Thanks for the kind words.
    I have the iPad retina mini with me. Using Snapseed and Photogene.

    Best regards.

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    Great shots! How are you processing them?

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    Re: Across Java

    Glad you're liking the Fuji - it is a great little camera.

    Nice photos btw….


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    ceh, swissblad

    Thank you. It is indeed a capable and fun camera.

    Best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    Glad you're liking the Fuji - it is a great little camera.

    Nice photos btw….


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    Re: Across Java

    Today I drove, motorbiked, and trekked across the volcanic ash and cold Lava flow of the most active volcano in Indonesia today.

    I could not possibly even try to get to the crater...to arduous for me..impossible.

    But it was a wasted six hours of driving and walking; the weather was just atrocious. I now have a cold and cough. My limbs ache. The back needs a good massage.

    In this photo, I am walking over the volcanic ash and lava flow of the last volcanic eruption in 2010. It buried an entire village with over 300 dead. The lava under my feet covers the village and its population. Vegetation has mercifully sprouted all around.

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    Re: Across Java

    Great stuff rayan. Well done. Carry-On!

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    OlliL, Gary....really really appreciated.

    From far this is how the volcanos look. We are traversing a very unmaintained
    mud track to get nearer. The volcanic ash and lava flow shown in a previous image is somewhat up the volcano itself.


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    Great stuff rayan. Well done. Carry-On!
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    Re: Across Java

    From where I stand to towards the summit..i was not going to go up there, but a little up the base..

    Just for scale and distance. In between is mostly jungle.


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    Re: Across Java

    Now to the foliage issue. I went where there was green only..well mostly.
    Images posted from my trip become almost boring..because the that is what Java is..rice fields, agri plantations, mountains, forests repeated in various combinations.

    And valleys and fertile soil. And Volcanos.

    Lee ( sapphire was correct..do not chase the painterly effect..one is bound to find it!! ). Here are three images. Fuji rendering of foliage is very very satisfactory for
    me. I do not want to chase any more ghosts.

    I do have an explanation for this effect. Later..






    I do not notice any ' painterly effect ' etc.

    I believe that Fuji have a secret sauce for Asian and S.E. Asian Foliage. No harm asking them if it could be adapted to the Western greens.

    Very responsive company that; Fuji. You never know.
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    ceh, thank you my friend.


    Looking across from a UNESCO Heritage site.
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    Re: Across Java

    I would like to thank all those that joined me on this short trip.
    Your encouragement is greatly appreciated.

    I join a few other travellers in contemplation. Silence is the experience.


    Time to go home.
    Thank you.
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    I think your captures certainly made this a worthwhile trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post

    Lee ( sapphire was correct..do not chase the painterly effect..one is bound to find it!! ). Here are three images. Fuji rendering of foliage is very very satisfactory for
    me. I do not want to chase any more ghosts.

    I do have an explanation for this effect. Later..

    I do not notice any ' painterly effect ' etc.

    I believe that Fuji have a secret sauce for Asian and S.E. Asian Foliage. No harm asking them if it could be adapted to the Western greens.

    Very responsive company that; Fuji. You never know.
    I am relieved that you didn't find it an issue and would be interested to hear your 'explanation'. I recently processed some shots in LR and Iridient and sent them off for printing, along with the JPEGs. I tried to get them all to look as satisfactory as I wanted on-screen. Of course, in addition to some differences in how the sharpening looks they also differ slightly in colour and contrast. The prints were 12x8 glossy, not enormous but big enough. I could barely tell the difference between them but most of the time I preferred the JPEGs!! I am learning how to look at pictures in LR now at 1:2 rather than 1:1. I am hoping that I am cured of my tendency to look for the occasional weirdness of X-trans at 100% viewing and the energy-draining comparisons in RAW converters!

    Lee

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    Hello Lee.

    Lee, I do not have an explanation. Simply because I either did not have the issue or that I am unable to detect it.

    The Fuji XT-1 was, and is, a joy to use. A beautiful tool. It did what I had taken it for. A very capable machine and with the kit zoom lens, it in most instances never let me down. The cam took the wet/humid and muddy environment in its stride.

    Light, less bulky, superb glass for my needs and the files are just gorgeous.
    The autofocus needs to be a bit faster and the lag time ( discussed in Jorgen's thread re: the D810 ) needs to be improved.

    It shall be with me on my next travels..that's for sure.


    Thank you and kindest regards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    I am relieved that you didn't find it an issue and would be interested to hear your 'explanation'. I recently processed some shots in LR and Iridient and sent them off for printing, along with the JPEGs. I tried to get them all to look as satisfactory as I wanted on-screen. Of course, in addition to some differences in how the sharpening looks they also differ slightly in colour and contrast. The prints were 12x8 glossy, not enormous but big enough. I could barely tell the difference between them but most of the time I preferred the JPEGs!! I am learning how to look at pictures in LR now at 1:2 rather than 1:1. I am hoping that I am cured of my tendency to look for the occasional weirdness of X-trans at 100% viewing and the energy-draining comparisons in RAW converters!

    Lee
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