#406. Sudden lunch – giving the X100 some exercise

By Paul Perton | Travel Photography

Sep 24
Course six, or was it seven?

Course six, or was it seven?

 

Less than week before we climb on the iron chicken and head for India. Time then for some quiet thinking and ideas on how and what I might want to photograph.

 

So, I’m busy, busy, busy looking and reading on the Interwebs and I find myself becoming increasingly interested in the way other Fuji photogs post-process their images and on top of a bout of RTFM, discover how to make the X100 capture black and white JPGs and at the same time, save a full colour RAW file. That’s a no-brainer – the only cost is storage space. On a 64Gb SD card, who cares?

 

Fellow diner, resting between courses

Fellow diner, resting between courses

 

Waney edge table, benches

Waney edge table, benches

 

Decanters

Decanters

 

Then, out-of-the-blue a friend who lives most of the time in Zambia arrived in town and invites us to lunch. The venue? A favourite restaurant, on a vineyard nestled in the mountains high above Stellenbosch – surely, time for the Fuji to strut its stuff – something that’s not happened much of late.

 

The lunch turned out to be our friend’s birthday celebration, a 10 course, 12 wine monster – the latter all from his own extensive cellar of local and French imports. Some post processing experiments the next morning and I’ve got a hat full if ideas to pack in my case next week.

 

Sunbeam, marble work top

Sunbeam, marble work top

 

Glass wall, reflections

Glass wall, reflections

 

You’ll excuse the quality of the images slowly falling away as the dining finished and six o’clock lurched into view…

 

Talking about cricket will do this to you

Talking about cricket will do this to you

  • Philberphoto says:

    10 courses, 12 wines, now there’s a man after my own taste! Way to go, Paul! When you come to Paris next, let’s have a cheese-only meal…
    Have a great time in India. It is portrait heaven IMHO.

  • Jens says:

    Howzit Paul, this is some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen from you – stunning (Decanters, Glass Wall, table & benches, Sunbeam)! And make sure you pack not just one 64 gig SD because India will really blow your photographic mind away … Enjoy!
    Jens

  • pascaljappy says:

    Wow, Paul. I hope this tasted as good as it is pleasant to read and view. Truly superb photographs. Tell us more about the wines ! And have fun in India 🙂

  • starfish says:

    you are sure this is a sunbeam and not a huge line of coke? 😉

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