How We Learn

Murray’s Mill Historic Site

The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic. – Peter Drucker

The last few days I’ve been working on compiling some of my blog posts from early in the pandemic into book form.  As I read over some of the things I wrote in March and April last year, I’m struck by how little we knew at that time and what our (my) attitudes were.  I’m not sure we’ve really learned a lot in the last year, but what we know now seems a lot different from what we knew then.

These are a few more of the photos from our visit to Murray’s Mill.  I’ve been experimenting with some in-camera JPEG ‘recipes’ and these are photos made with one called “Dramatic Monochrome” from Fuji X Weekly.

Murray’s Mill Historic Site

7 thoughts on “How We Learn”

  1. Love the quote, seems so fitting for these times we are in.

    I like this monochrome “recipe” – I’ll follow the link to learn more – but are these film mode options you can put in camera or something you apply in post?

      1. Hi Mark. I see you found the answer to your question! I wanted to add while I typically shoot only in RAW and process in Lightroom, I kept reading about how good Fuji’s in-camera film simulations are. I’ve used them only a little and they are very good. I heard about these ‘recipes’ from Kirk Tuck’s blog and thought I would check them out. This one is a little harsh and has too much grain for my eye, but it is adjustable. The Fuji X Weekly recipes go beyond the Fuji in-camera profiles, need to be input manually and saved as custom settings. I haven’t tried any other ones yet but have loaded a few of them into my camera. I’ll post some of the others as I’ve had a chance to try them out. When I use these I shoot in RAW+JPEG so I still have the original file.

  2. Thanks for the link. I’ve been using my Fujis more and more lately. My Nikon sits more often than not. I shoot in raw and process in LR but what a pre-set or formula allows is additional consistency that I don’t always (well, rarely) achieve when working each image from scratch.

    1. I especially struggle with black & white, so it is good to have the camera version for reference. Having the JPEG for comparison is a good starting point, I think.

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