Sunrise with the Fuji X-T2 and the Lightroom Mobile App

This past weekend, I ran the second half of Brazen Racing's Thanksgiving Runs. The second race was held at Quarry Lakes in Fremont, CA.  As is always the case, I usually show up early and sometimes help with setup, or just start taking pictures of people showing up and the volunteers setting things up.  I've gotten in a lot of good practice at these events, learning to anticipate a shot, what makes good framing, and sometimes learning what tells a story.  Each time is different, and with its own complications, but I never turn down an opportunity to take pictures and learn.

This first shot was taken with the Fuji X-T2 with the 16-55mm f/2.8 lens.

The color rendition is amazing!  I did tweak the above photo in post, taking up the shadows and the exposure, plus warming it up just a little bit.

This next photo was taken with the Lightroom Mobile App on my iPhone SE.

The results with the latest version of the app are quite impressive!  The adjustments made to this photo were roughly the same as the finished X-T2 photo.

Though if you look closely, you'll notice that there is a slight bit of grain to the iPhone photo, but that's only because the X-T2 has more megapixels and a superior dynamic range compared to the iPhone.  And yet, in a pinch, the iPhone comes through yet again!  I don't see myself having to turn either of those photos into a huge poster print -- I'm just documenting events -- so am confident in having the iPhone with me on the run!