Emsworth in March: Station Black & White

Long exposure train passing through station
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 16mm f9.0 10s (+ Hoya ND1000) Emsworth Station Ghost Train

For my March assignment I decided to return to Emsworth Train Station (see my earlier challenge post), this time in daylight.

Emsworth Station Entrance
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 24mm f8.0 1/280s Emsworth Station Entrance

The station is small but also on a mainline to London so can be surprisingly busy during the week, in fact it was a major reason behind us moving to Emsworth in the first place. I managed to catch it at one of the quieter times at the weekend.

Emsworth Station Steps
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 26mm f5.6 1/500s Emsworth Station Steps

The station is well suited to B&W, full of interesting textures and subdued colours.

Emsworth Station Platform
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 32mm f8.0 1/180s Emsworth Station Platform

I used Silver Efex Pro from the (now free) Nik Collection for the B&W conversion, and I’m really impressed with the power and simplicity it offers. I will be using it a lot in the future.

Emsworth Station Platforms
FUJIFILM X-E2 Samyang 8mm f11.0 1/400s Emsworth Station

I also took this opportunity to dust off my Samyang 8mm Fisheye, which has not seen much use since the autumn.

Emsworth Station Steps
FUJIFILM X-E2 Samyang 8mm f4 1/180s Emsworth Station Steps

Used carefully, fisheye distortion can offer a different and interesting perspective on more mundane scenes.

Emsworth Station Tunnel
FUJIFILM X-E2 Samyang 8mm f4.0 1/30s Emsworth Station Tunnel

April will be a particularly busy month but weather permitting I should hopefully have some great images coming for the next post, so stay tuned!

Emsworth Platform 2
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 28mm f10.0 1/60s Emsworth Station Platform

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