Streets of Rome with Fuji X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1, 35 mm, f/1.4 @ 1/800, ISO 800

In the recent years, a new popular way of spending weekends has arisen here in Europe. With the introduction of so called cheap or low fare airlines going to Rome for a dinner in an authentic Italian pizzeria is easier than ever before, even if you live thousand kilometers away. Not to mention the access to great new photography opportunities.

All pictures taken /last weekend/ with Fujifilm X-E1 and 35mm f/1.4 lens.







  1. Michael 18 September 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Hello Jakub,

    congratulation, real nice pictures. How did you get to manage the look of the last one. Is it JPG ooc or any postprocessing via LR? Which settings did you use?

    Thanks and regards


  2. jpuchalski 18 September 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Hello Michael,

    I’m glad you like it. The last picture is not far from the original ooc. I did shoot it in JPG, provia film emulation, shadows at -1 and later did a bit of postprocessing in LR.

    The dynamic range of the picture is purely thanks to the camera itself. If you look into the exif data, you’ll see it was shot at ISO 800 although in the middle of the day. Thanks to this I was able to use the DR400 setting and hence the histogram was perfect (no burned highlights, no lost shadows) even though there was a significant metering difference between the foreground and the background. Eventually I was able to increase the exposure by 0.2 during postprocessing without any loss of detail in the sky.

    The overall tone of the picture is due to the typical adjustments: just a little bit more of contrast, clarity, sharpness, grain and a little increased vibrance. Not too much, because I hate the look of pictures that are overprocessed.

    Finally I did two tricks. Firstly, I added soft vignette in order to bring more attention to the bright background of the picture. Secondly, I used paintbrush to change the blue tint of the sky, which out of camera seemed a little too aqua to me.

    Hope it answers your question.

    Best Regards,

  3. Jiri Ruzek 19 September 2013 at 10:09 AM

    amo Roma 🙂 great photos

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