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Old 07-03-2017, 05:48 PM   #1
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It's been a long time since I've picked up a camera. I was never really any good to begin with but I've always enjoyed it.

I've got a Fuji Pro X1 that rarely gets any use but decided to throw it in the truck last thursday as I made a trip to Clovis, Muleshoe, Dimmit and Olton and back on Friday.

On my way home about 12 miles outside of Benjamin I saw a lightening strike to the south which caught fire. I called it in and remembered I'd grabbed my camera so I grabbed it and did the best I could with a camera I've not held in about 2 years. If anyone passed by at that time I was the fool with a camera standing on the aluminum tool box on the side of the road.

Anyway, I'm slowly working on some images/relearning Lightroom and this is the first I've finished worth sharing. Many of the photos are under or overexposed (the functions on the Fuji are a bit different than a Nikon or Canon SLR and I struggled remembering everything).

I feel like I'm starting all over so any critiques are appreciated.

Benjamin, TX by Chris Jeans, on Flickr

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Old 07-03-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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I apparently need to figure out how to share photos from Flickr again too.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:58 PM   #3
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Dang..I'm no photographer but I can't critique that at all. That's a cool pic!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:37 AM   #4
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This was in the early stages of the fire. It grew rather quickly in many directions due to the swirling winds.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:33 AM   #5
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Strong work!
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:35 AM   #6
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Great pics nice work
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:51 AM   #7
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Excellent shots. I have nothing to offer on the first one. It's fantastic. On the second one, the only thing I'd say is it'd be stronger if you could've positioned yourself so that the power lines were not visible.

Lightening is what your wife does to her hair. Lightning starts fires. Then again, I guess lightening could start a fire at home, depending on how much it cost
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Excellent shots. I have nothing to offer on the first one. It's fantastic. On the second one, the only thing I'd say is it'd be stronger if you could've positioned yourself so that the power lines were not visible.

Lightening is what your wife does to her hair. Lightning starts fires. Then again, I guess lightening could start a fire at home, depending on how much it cost


Thank you. I really wish I could have, there was just no way around them. I see them every time I look at the picture.

Well, ya got me.


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Old 07-12-2017, 02:13 AM   #9
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Amazing pics !
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