Ming Art

Urban Culture - Documentary
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Sanban Teapot

I found a piece of wood on my way back home from work. My idea was to capture one of my very first teapot from Yoshiki Murata's Collection. It s called Mogake Sanban. I sinked the piece of wood into a course of a stream. Using Velvia filmsimulation and set my Fuji X-E2 to long exposure (15 sec).

Rihi Mogake Teapot by Fugetsu

Calf deep in the water with my tripod and the Fuji X-E2 to take this long exposure of one of my favorites works from Fugetsu. It started to rain which added these drops on the teapot. Exposure set to 40 seconds and using Velvia filmsimulation.

Fuji X-E2 and Velvia

A sunny day invited me to capture the beautiful light on this afternoon, when suddenly it got cloudy. I am not using Velvia filmsimulation on my Fuji X-E2 too often, but for this scene it seemed to be perfect.I set the film on high contrast and saturation (color), protecting the highlights.

Again, I am impressed about the dynamic range and how Fuji renders the jpg. I did only sharpen a bit and reduced highlights on this image. The prime lens 27mm been used. I don´t think 27mm is odd ( I read this a couple of times), but it all depends on your taste...I find this focal length very natural to the eye´s view...

Mogake Teapot by Yoshiki

I started taking pictures of handcrafted japanese teapots from various masters in 2009. Beside the studio shots I am using the forest for my main location. Before I ve been using Canon´s 100mm Makro lens, which is one of the best for this type of photographs in my opinion. Since switching to Fuji X- Series, I am shooting with the 60mm Macro. But this time I tried the 18-55mm lens with the X-E2.

I used a +10 stop B+W filter for long exposure. This shot comes straight out of the camera! Using Velvia with negativ 1 color saturation. I did no post-production on this image, just adding vignetting to darken the corners.