The Battlefield - Part II
Part II of my Battlefield post I focused on showcasing the western side of the park, located at and around the Battery Heights and Brawner Farms area. This is the side of the park that I have actually seen the least of and have been spending most of my time recently exploring it.
All of these images were processed using Visual Supply Company's great film emulation presets. I was immediately hooked the first time I discovered this company and these presets. They provide an enormous amount of film stocks to work with and make it extremely fun to experiment with different options.
At first I thought they seemed a little pricey for what they were, however now that I have been using them for a bunch of my photos I have become enamored with all the creative options they give you and don't think the price is too crazy for what you actually get.
The style I have ended up with for most, if not all, of these images starts with the Fuji FP-100c Neg +++ preset and adds slight tweaks that I call: Vintage Glory +fade . With great sunlight and blue skies it just gives such a cool spring/summer feel that at least to me has that vintage quality to it. The beauty of it is that you can start with one of the many different film stocks and then layer pieces on as much as you want. It is really easy and can all be done right in Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.
VSCO just recently updated all their films stock sets (currently they have 3 different film packs, 1, 2 and 3) with the latest Fuji X camera profiles to make it much more effective when working with these cameras.
I can't say enough at how I am enjoying both the Fuji X-E1, and X100s along with VSCOFilm's film presets. The fuji's already give you great images with both jpeg's and now great RAW support, but the options are really endless when you add VSCOFilm.