Still waiting for the Metal lens hood and weather sealant filter...I reckon it's on it's way from China not Austria....we live and learn. Still having a hoot of a time trying to get to grips with everything that is possible with the FujiX100V
Why wouldn't you want to shoot Jpeg ISO bracketed exposures in low light conditions... with a bit of time you can get crazy multi images if you move about during the 3 exposures...see, I can't help myself- shoot high speed flash against the Sun and then realise that having the camera in Acros Black and White film simulation mode with inbuilt Red filter and a nice 'S' shape in curves.( yes, you can alter curves in camera) dial down the exposure compensation to hook up with the highlights and blacken the shadows could transport you back to the days of Ilford FP3 and Pan F, ...I think I've drifted off into Photo bollocks there but hey, why not chuck some Photoshop Bollocks into the mix as well.
The image above is a in camera multi exposure with 2 layers of Acros film simulation images blobbed on, wafted about with in blend modes then fired out of the Photoshop canon onto here.
Regular viewers will realise it's belting down with rain outside and that I am amusing myself if not anyone else in Adobes world of wafty wonder. So I probably need to show you my workings sans paper and pencil...here are the 3 images.
First image is an in camera multi image of a wall hanging and some dried honesty leaves...next up some of the mighty branches from the back garden and third, straight into the sun through my yet to be cleaned greenhouse...all you need is 2 layers of Exposure/contrast in the mix , knowledge of blend modes and the ability to edit with 2 of your fingers crossed.
With all these type of images I produce there is an element of the unknown, sort of like your SatNav telling you 'Well, it's around here somewhere' and at that point you have to lick your finger, hold it into the wind, check what side of the trees moss is growing on and strike out. Photography is not just about Photos, it's about finding images that no one else has yet seen, and in a lot of cases,being able to fail gracefully without fear.
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.