Trounce Alley – ISO 2500, 50mm (equivalent), f/2.0, 1/60th second, Fujifilm X100T, Handheld
Trounce Alley in Victoria, BC. Recently voted one of the top alleyways in some category by some publication. It’s actually a nice little alleyway right in the middle of downtown Victoria. I remember setting off a fire alarm when I was around 18 by drunkenly trying to climb one of the fire escape ladders. Back then it wasn’t the nicest alleyway. Nothing ever came of setting the alarm off. I just dropped to the ground and wandered off.
This was taken a couple weeks ago when I was wandering downtown with Roland and Mark. The FujiFilm camera I use has the option to do a black and white processing as jpeg along with the RAW file. I took that processed file and did a bit of adjustments using Lightroom and Macphun’s Focus CK. On this image I did a split tone to warm up the highlights and cool off the shadows. I’m liking the effect. It have more of a film feel to it though.
My travel kit is mostly set. I spent part of today doing a test pack and had to make some hard decisions on what I am able to take on this trip. I’m still stubbornly insisting on taking both the Sony and the Fuji cameras. I really think the short 11 day trip through the states will be a great dry run before I head out to New Zealand. For more reading about my travels please check my other blog at EarthToKeir.com
Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com