Streets of Benton Park 9/15/2019

This past Sunday fellow photographer and friend Tom Williams and I set out to shoot some early evening light in some of the architecturally oldest and beautiful spots in the city of Saint Louis. Established as a neighborhood in 1866, and a historic district in 2006, it sits just west of Soulard. Benton Park was home to many German immigrants who worked in the local breweries.  While I typically don’t go for street photography, it was nice to get out and try something a bit different.

All of these images were captured using a film simulation recipe that emulates Kodak Ektachrome 100. This is a fun and unique way to get out and find some inspiration. So, for those that are Fujifilm X Series shooters, be sure to check out all of the other awesome film recipes you can custom program into your camera. The entire evening I spent using the XF35mm f2 and XF50mm f2 and by the end of the shoot I had nothing negative to say about them. The size of each lens attached to a gripless camera body really make you a bit more discreet. Well done Fujifilm all around.

Enjoy the images!

—Jake

 

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