San Francisco and Oakland at night – Street Photography with Fujifilm XE-1

Well, that was quick.  Gone are the long afternoons and endless twilight.  Summer has fled and so it seems has the sun. Sure, it’s warm during the day lately, but…I get up, it’s dark. I get home from work, it’s dark.  Bleh.  Besides the time change, I’ve somehow contracted the misguided notion that it is constantly a day further into the week than it actually is.  Ah well.  Street photography.  Night time.  Good.

Lucky me, the XE-1 is a champ in low light. I’ve gotten my street photography fix the last few days by venturing outside after night has settled over the Bay Area and have been really pleased with the results.  I’ve been shooting mostly at ISO3200 and 1.4.  Several of the following shots are straight out of camera black and white .jpgs with minimal processing (crop for composition, minor contrast/level adjustments).

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It isn’t going to water itself.

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Don’t look up.  Chucky is watching.

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Downtown Oakland

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Aftermath of an inappropriate comment

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Fermé.

this way
This way to Bix.

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Mary Stallings at Bix – she’s fabulous and has got great jazz chops

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Phone zombies

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5 thoughts on “San Francisco and Oakland at night – Street Photography with Fujifilm XE-1”

      1. I am hanging in. Still trying to get a focus on some self-assignments since being forced to retire. Still loving the light weight of the X100S and X-E1.

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