Little Big Museum

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/420 sec, ISO200)

This February we visited a museum. Very different to the museum from the previous blog post that was located in a renovated 90 year old factory this one is brand new.

Especially its exterior is impressive and looks very fresh. This is the new State Gallery of Lower Austria. The weather was very different too. Welcome to the average Austrian winter: grey and wet. Except for the first shot this was a one camera one lens affair. X-Pro2 plus XF 14/2.8 R is all it takes.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/640 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO1250)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO1250)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO2000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO2000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1250)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO2000)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1000)

Strangely this building seems to be much bigger inside. From the outside it looked surprisingly small but the museum spans over 4 floors and rooms are full of exhibits. There are painting of Austrian artist, photographs, sculptures and installations. A surprisingly colourful mix. Great! The building itself was a little disappointing from the inside because of the lack of windows. I much prefer to have some daylight and high contrast that make images more lively.

I don’t know why I didn’t bring my X-H1 to take advantage of its stabilised sensor but I’m just used to my X-Pro2 plus I’m not obsessed with some noise in my images. The highest ISO value was ISO 2.000 with the X-H1 I would have shot close to the base ISO. OK, maybe next time I take the X-H1.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO200)