Forwarders CC and the X-Pro1 Monochrome Images

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Continuing the blog serialisation of my popular X-Pro Series lust/hate/love story:

Part 136: Forwarders CC and the X-Pro1 Monochrome Images

 

You might remember some weeks ago that I wrote about my participation in a cycling photography project? If you don’t you can click here 🙂

 

This is an Instagram based project.

 

This project is the brainchild of João Salvador an accomplished photographer who uses his friendship with local road racing cyclists so that we can all collaborate in order to pursue the shared goal of raising awareness of Portuguese cycling culture.

 

When I first shot this project I wanted to rely on the performance of the X-Pro2, but this was also around the time that I re-bought the X-Pro1, so for this session I decided that I wanted to use the original X-Pro for the images….

 

……of course shooting anything static with the X-Pro1 is no problem (and most of these images are static 🙂 ) but there’s also the joy (and it is a joy) of hanging out of a car window to shoot and that might prove to be a challenge with the first generation X-Trans…

 

João (and the rider, Rodrigo) both wanted monochrome images for this shoot, so my mind was decided, I love X-Pro1 monochrome 😀

 


A journey begins…

 


When your bicycle costs Fujifilm GFX + money and you rely on it to do its job, then maintenance is very, very important

 


It’s just the taking part really… 😉

 


“The rider” He takes road racing and cycling very, very seriously indeed.

 


Sometimes I think being a street photographer is lonesome… just you and a machine vs the world. I’m an idiot, this is that.

 


It was steep enough to get up here in the back up car… he cycled. We all enjoyed the view.

 


Maybe he’s thinking about how much easier it’ll be to go down 🙂

 

How did the X-Pro1 perform? Well João was pleased with the images and happy to include them alongside his own. Of course the things that make an X-Pro1 such a special camera came into play, with the need to anticipate things, and prime the shutter, use focus traps etc etc

 

But I was curious to see if I could coax the X-Pro1 to deliver what was required (as I so enjoy its images) and I was delighted that it didn’t let me down.

 

Truth be told, it’s the Fuji that I reached for nearly every single subsequent time we’ve done one of these shoots.

 
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