My car was charging so I went for a walk, and decided to try out Fuji X Weekly's Black & White Infrared film simulation recipe for the X100V. The resulting JPEGs were rather dark, so I've lifted the exposure slightly in Lightroom. That was the only post-processing apart from re-sizing for the web, and watermarking.
Pics from a recent visit to Winchester Cathedral to see the latest from Luxmuralis: The Elements
Kat Ford at Winchester Skeptics
Pics from last month's Winchester Skeptics event at the Winchester Club
"From an evolutionary perspective, religion presents something of a challenge. It is ubiquitous, but in some cases religious cognition and behaviour can be costly - and even dangerous - while serving no obvious function. So why is religion found in every corner of the globe? Is it just a collection of highly successful memes, or a "mind virus" as some dismissively label it? Is it just the inevitable but largely benign by-product of minds highly evolved for social living, or are there some real evolutionary benefits to religious cognition? In this talk Kat discusses existing perspectives from evolutionary perspectives on religion and discusses some of the new directions this field might explore.
"Dr Kat Ford is a board member of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and recently completed her PhD at The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London."
Last week I spent a sunny spring day ambling around the extensive grounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, West Sussex. All pics shot with the Fujifilm X100V using the Astia/Soft film simulation with minimal editing in Lightroom.
Last Wednesday I was pleased to visit the Lux Muralis sound and light installation at Winchester Cathedral. (It was there for a week; today is its last day.)
From Winchester Cathedral's website:
A spectacular show of light entitled 'Science', created and produced by Luxmuralis Artistic Collaboration.
Walk through the History of Science in the stunning interior of Winchester Cathedral. Almost every inch of the Cathedral bathed in light and full of beautiful original compositions.
The display will see the almost 1000-year-old building become the canvas for an exploration of the way in which scientists have shaped the past and will influence the future. This unforgettable multi-sensory experience transports visitors through elements, molecules, DNA, and the greatest discoveries of humanity, as we contemplate the wonders that make up the world around us.
The installation is the creation of the award-winning collaboration of artists known as Luxmuralis, a collaborative team of artists from different backgrounds and artistic disciplines who create works across multiple media and presentation formats. Core to their work is the opportunity to explore the development of fine art tradition through new media, placing the medium in an art historical context.
Timed ticket slots ensure no crowding, giving you room to move around and enjoy the experience. Once you have entered the event, you can walk around at your own pace and enjoy the experience in your own time. For the protection of others, we encourage you to a face-covering when the Cathedral is busy.
All pics taken with the Fujifilm X100V using the Provia/STD v2 film simulation, with minimal adjustments in Lightroom Classic (including noise reduction, resizing for the web, and watermarking).
Using the Fujifilm X100V's built-in Acros+Ye v2 film simulation I took these pics during a walk in Chichester on 10 Feb 2022, starting at the marina and following muddy tracks and across muddy fields, into the city where we had lunch at Bumble's then headed back, past a rather splendid multi-storey car park with cylindrical glass-and-brick staircase towers, along more muddy tracks, reaching the marina just as the sun went down.
The pics were minimally edited in Lightroom Classic, including resizing for the web and watermarking.
My first attempts at using a custom film simulation on the Fujifilm X100V — these are based on the Kodachrome II recipe available at Fuji X Weekly. Taken at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve last Thursday. JPEGs from the camera were minimally processed in Lightroom Classic (including resizing for the web, and watermarking).
Here are a few random shots from a brief walk along Eastney Esplanade between downpours today (Monday 6th December 2021). Luckily the sun appeared for about an hour in late afternoon.
Railways of India
Check out this post by Nandakumar Narasimhan at Kosmo Foto documenting the disappearing railways that connect the disparate reaches of a vast nation. Some stunning photography, not only of locomotives but also of those who work and travel on the trains — by rights these images should end up in a book.
Prof. Francesca Stavrakopoulou delivers the Humanists UK Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2020 — "Made in Man's Image? How God's body haunts us today"
Full* set of pics now available.
*I was late for the lecture so I missed the beginning (and the introduction(s)). I'm hoping there will be a video.
Paul S. Jenkins
Paul is a writer, photographer, and erstwhile podcaster