Window Shopping! by ukandie1

Window Shopping!

Yesterday after being pelted with icy snow and almost being blown of my feet by wind whilst trying to take pictures of a rather angry Lake Michigan I headed to the Field Museum (Natural History Museum) which was especially welcoming as it was a free day for Illinois residents. This was taken in the hall of gems, where this lovely lady and her friend were very taken with all of the bright and shiny rocks displayed.

I am slowly getting used to my small every day camera, have yet to fully come to grips with the best way to focus, but getting there. I would not have been able to get this shot with my dslr.
This is a simply wonderful candid! The Field is a favourite museum of mine when we visit there; I could never tire of it! Obviously, the people watching doubles the pleasure!
February 26th, 2016  
I like this... when I first looked at this I thought she was window shopping in a jeweller's shop!
February 26th, 2016  
@Weezilou I go there at least once a year, and make the most of the free days when I do.This was the first time in a long while that I did not pay to go in one of the special exhibits, which turned out to be fun because it gave me time and energy to wander through the regular exhibits. Like most museums there is more to be seen than you can take in on one visit.
February 26th, 2016  
@vignouse I think her and her friend were wishing it was and that they could buy what was on offer :)
February 26th, 2016  
Very cool reflection shot
February 26th, 2016  
Fantastic candid! FAV!
February 26th, 2016  
Stunning candid shot, love the reflection!
February 26th, 2016  
Wonderful candid and reflection....amazing light.
February 26th, 2016  
very creative ...
February 26th, 2016  
This is a fantastic portrait, image, detail, tones,reflections has it all,
instant fav
February 26th, 2016  
Terrific shot, reflection\
February 26th, 2016  
I love this candid, and love her focus on the jewels... great photo and I do think it IS considered street :)
February 26th, 2016  
Great moment
February 26th, 2016  
wonderful shot. Love the lighting on your models face and the reflection in the glass.
February 26th, 2016  
I am so admiring your street shots... lovely light and relaxed, natural composition.
February 26th, 2016  
Excellent photo! I recently got a Fuji for a small backup camera as well and I am loving it! Hope you love yours too!
February 26th, 2016  
What a fabulous candid image! Great reflections! Fav!
February 26th, 2016  
Absolutely beautiful
February 26th, 2016  
@ukandie1 I've come back to this because it's so good: the tonal range and the shadow play are simply excellent and I'm impressed with the sharpness at 1/15 sec. As to focussing, with my Fuji's I find setting the focus on manual and using focus peaking is the best way and, curiously, you don't have to actually manually focus, just press the AEL button and focussing is instant with focus peaking indicating what is in focus and what isn't... ideal for street candids.
February 26th, 2016  
Wow! Just wow. I am speechless.
February 26th, 2016  
fascinating to watch how she is looking at the display!
February 26th, 2016  
Great piece of candid photography. Fav.
February 26th, 2016  
this is so great !!
February 26th, 2016  
Fantastic candid. She is so completely engrossed in the display.
February 26th, 2016  
A great candid with loads of detail and a wonderful reflection Andie. Fav
February 26th, 2016  
fantastic portrait
February 26th, 2016  
brilliant focus and clarity with your small camera Andie! amazing process and reflections
fav
February 26th, 2016  
Fabulous reflection.
February 26th, 2016  
Double the concentration!! Wonderful candid. Fav.
February 26th, 2016  
A stunning image. This has it all with great light, reflection & subject matter.
February 26th, 2016  
Superb. Got her expression and intent so well. I would love to do people shots but guess a small camera like you say is a must.
February 26th, 2016  
@ukandie1 Me again, when I made my last comment about focussing, I had forgotten that the X70 has a touch screen... given that it has, tapping to focus and release the shutter is the way that I would go. I'll shut-up now...
February 27th, 2016  
Astonishingly sharp for 1/15 as Richard says. Must get into this more sophisticated focussing business you're both talking about..
February 27th, 2016  
Your processing is awesome.
February 27th, 2016  
@vignouse Hi Richard...just curious...with the focus method you suggest, isn't that pretty much the same as using the autofocus?
(I may be asking in a slightly cheeky manner just so you know...not trying to be difficult :)
February 27th, 2016  
Love her reflection in the glass. So well done.
February 27th, 2016  
@stevecameras Perfectly reasonable question Steve. It's something which I think is unique to Fuji - a sort of automated manual focus! However, and curiously, focussing in low light is more accurate this way and either focus- peaking or the split-image range-finder can be activated to show you exactly what is in focus and what isn't. It's my preferred method of focussing with my Fujis in low light.
February 27th, 2016  
street-17? It would be a great entry!
February 28th, 2016  
Great reflection in this candid shot!
February 28th, 2016  
Andie, this is great -- I love the candid expression of intense concentration you've got here.
February 28th, 2016  
Belting capture - I love it... Have a Fav from me! (Stu)
February 28th, 2016  
Can there be any doubt about that cameras usefulness? Well mastered!
February 28th, 2016  
What can I say, fav!
February 28th, 2016  
@vignouse Thank you Richard. I was shooting in aperture priority, and there was a fair bit of light coming from the display case hence the shutter speed. Thanks for the help on focusing, I shall give that a try as I find the touch to shoot a bit laggy.
February 29th, 2016  
@ukandie1 I look forward to hearing how you get on with it... it seems to be the fastest and most accurate way of focussing with the Fujis and I usually focus and recompose.
February 29th, 2016  
@vignouse OK I will definitely try it as the low-light focussing with my X-E2 is frankly rubbish most of the time :)
February 29th, 2016  
This is so great! Wonderful toning and you caught her just right!
March 5th, 2016  
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