For a while now I’ve been using a strictly mobile workflow for all of my image processing. I would capture, then import Fujifilm’s exquisite JPEGs to my phone and edit using apps like Snapseed, Darkroom, or Polarr. It’s incredible when you realize how much power we’re carrying around in our pockets that previously all the images on this site came from images tweaked on a mobile phone.
But we’re still not quite there. I’ve been looking more toward the inevitability of wanting to print my images, and that’s where I felt I couldn’t possibly avoid using desktop-grade post-processing software. I toyed with Lightroom CC for iOS for a few weeks, thinking that might afford me the best of both worlds, but I just can’t abide Adobe as a company. Instead, I took the plunge and downloaded Capture One.
There’s been a bit of a learning curve, coming from the Lightroom world in terms of legit post-production, but I’ve got to say that Capture One has far exceeded my expectations. The last few weeks I’ve been working on perfecting the tone that I want my images to have, and I feel like I’ve found it. I went back through my original RAW images (thankfully I was wise enough to keep them) and decided to reprocess them using all the power Capture One afforded me, and the difference is as clear as day.
Going back through my images also stirred some nostalgia, and allowed me to rediscover older frames that I had forgotten about. I decided to make a collection of them and share them here—remastered, if you will. Some of these have even made their way to my portfolio sections (which I’ve updated with some new images).
All in all, a good trip down memory lane. But there’s also the road ahead to look forward to. New frames not yet frozen in time. I’m looking forward to meeting them when they arrive.