Chinese Gardens Sydney Fuji x100s

I recently visited the Chinese Gardens in Sydney and took my trusty FujiFilm x100s with me to capture the vista. Although the day was overcast and gloomy, the skies started to brighten enough for a walk to check out the zen gardens. All photos were taken in Fujifilm x100s in raw and converted in Lightroom CC, black and whites used the Nik plugin. This camera always amazes me with its portability and image quality. Click every photo for bigger example.

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Chinese dragon at the entrance of the gardens.
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View from the public promenade outside of the gardens
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Zen
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Dont you just love these lanterns
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This picture was virtually in darkness but recovered really nicely in Lightroom CC
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The hanging gardens of Zen
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Willow wilt
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Lucky red window
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Using the macro mode to capture these leaves against the sunlight
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Archways and stairways to Zen
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Rain soaked stairways of rock and shale
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Without a tripod I rested the camera on some rocks and steadied the shot using the 2 sec timer, F16, pumped up the exposure to trick the camera into allowing for more time to capture motion
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Similar techniques as the last photo to capture the movement of water
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Again a bit of movement in the water adds to the vista
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Framing the shot is important, and using the environment around you to frame a shot is also useful
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This is my postcard shot against the city skyline
 

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