Lemonade Stand

The Fujifilm X100F is now my nearly-always outdoor companion—a role iPhone 7 Plus had filled. The camera is compact and light and comfortably slings over the shoulder attached to the ONA Lima strap. Earlier today, my wife and I walked down Maryland Ave. toward The Hub plaza in Hillcrest. Along the way, we passed a lemonade stand, with some kids fundraising for the local elementary school, Alice Birney. They had already raised $60 when I snapped the pic, at 1:15 p.m. PST. Somebody paid more than the requested 25 cents a cup. Hehe.

The Featured Image is a crop of the original, which is visible below the fold. Both versions are unaltered, except for horizontal cropping to the first and straightening of both. The visual cue is different in each, though. The first is aligned vertically with the lemonade stand and the original against the house in the background. 

I shot the photo, and one other, quickly, with aperture manually set to f/8. Other vitals: ISO 200, 1/350 sec, 23mm; Classic Chrome film simulation. The X100F’s f/2 lens matched to the 24-megapixel sensor delivers detail such that 100-percent cropping is doable. Prime shooting is the best, where you are the telephoto and close-in recomposition is assured in post-production.

I captured the moment as JPEG because my copy of Photoshop Lightroom doesn’t support the RAW files. But there’s an update waiting to be installed. Perhaps Adobe supplies the goods (fingers crossed).