One of the benefits of using the X-T1 is that it allows me to quickly run out of the house when I notice that it’s going to be one amazing sunset, which is exactly what did last night! I’ve always really struggled to find a great location in the Pewsey have for a great sunset shot, so much that you see posted from me tend to be from by back garden. So last night was the first time i’ve had a chance to see how the FujiFilm X-T1 (With the 18-55 2.8-4)) handles a sunset and I was specifically looking for two things, how it renders the beautiful colours that I could see with my eyes and the noise performance. I actually shot with a low ISO handheld, but I like to push the shadows in Lightroom afterwards.
This shot was a quick grab just as the sun was passing over the horizon, I find very rarely do I get to take a shot like this and it felt like I was the serengeti, not the vale of pewsey. I love the contrast between the sharpness of the trees and the almost painting effect of the trees.
This second shot is actually four portrait shots stitched together to form a panoramic, Each shot at F8 and ISO 640. On the originals there was very little noise after I had pushed the shadows in Lightroom and none at all after reducing the noise. As for the colours, I find by using aperture priority and then underexposing the scene by one or one and a half stops, that I can really begin to get some great colours out of the sky. Sure, there was some processing done on these images, but the colours need to be there in the first place.