Tag Archives: chinese

Chinese Garden Zen

See what a 50 year old lens on a Fujifilm XT1 can achieve 😃


https://flic.kr/p/ALsyTq

https://flic.kr/p/EDa1QH

https://flic.kr/p/P3RBw7
More on my Flickr page

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.

DSCF5310-Edit

Chinese dragon at the entrance of the gardens.

DSCF5319

View from the public promenade outside of the gardens

DSCF5326

Zen

DSCF5327

Dont you just love these lanterns

DSCF5328

This picture was virtually in darkness but recovered really nicely in Lightroom CC

DSCF5333

The hanging gardens of Zen

DSCF5334

Willow wilt

DSCF5336

Lucky red window

DSCF5345

Using the macro mode to capture these leaves against the sunlight

DSCF5357

Archways and stairways to Zen

DSCF5359

Rain soaked stairways of rock and shale

DSCF5375

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

DSCF5370

Similar techniques as the last photo to capture the movement of water

DSCF5381

Again a bit of movement in the water adds to the vista

DSCF5392

Framing the shot is important, and using the environment around you to frame a shot is also useful

DSCF5401

This is my postcard shot against the city skyline