12 Mar Seeing Iceland in monochrome

Source: Fuji X Passion

As Fujifilm X shooters we are spoilt for choice when it comes to colour. We have the amazing and universal Astia and Provia simulations for a range of subjects and situations, Velvia for slide-film-like pop of vibrance and saturation, the Classic Chrome with its muted tones, Eterna for all the cine fans out there and of course the Classic Negative, the new and beloved simulation which so many are already adapting to their workflow.

We have so much to choose from in the colour department that sometimes, especially for the new adopters of the system, the decision can be somewhat tricky. Me, I stick to seeing scenes in Monochrome, whether in portrait or landscape, and by far my favourite and most used is Acros+G (, with the green filter added).

Fuji X-Pro2 . Fuji XF50mmF2 @50mm . f/5.0 . 1/550″ . ISO 400

Fuji X-Pro2 . Fuji XF50mmF2 @50mm . f/4.0 . 1/300″ . ISO 200

Looking back at my work from the DSLR and optical viewfinder days, I find myself picking on imperfections in composition. Partly because years have gone past and the way we all shoot improves as we go along but this also happens due to what equipment, feature and technique we adapt. Ever since I started shooting on the Fujifilm X system, with its ever-evolving electronic viewfinder, I’ve found myself composing and embracing the lack of colour distraction offered by the in-picture black and white simulations.

Suddenly I started seeing in shapes,

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