Travel Photography

The X100T and Marrakesh | STOCKOGRAFIE

Just a few days ago my wife and I got back from an incredible trip from Marrakesh. This city is so amazing, so very different to our city´s we have in Germany. The Medina, where our Riad was situated to the north of this, is absolutely crazy. The narrow streets are filled with people, motorcycles and bicycles. Before we left to this awesome place I was in a real dilemma. What of my gear should I take with me? Just the X100T, some spare batteries and some SD cards? Maybe the full lot? The Olympus E-M1 with the 12-40 as well? It took a lot of thinking and speaking to other fellow visitors such as Marc Wiegelmann to come to the conclusion that the best thing was to just take the X100T, my newly acquired Lensmate, some spare batteries and some SD cards. This decision was the best I could have made. I felt so relieved not having to think which lens to put on or even which camera to take. The other thing is that photographing in Marrakesh is not of the easy sort. Most of the locals don´t want to be photographed and that makes pure street photography very difficult. A small unobtrusive camera like the X100T helps to get the one or the other shot without being noticed. I must admit that the X100T did such a marvelous job in Marrakesh that I am honestly thinking of just using this camera for everything. I have done this once before, photographed with the X100 for over one year and had nothing else and felt happy. The X100T is so much better than the original X100 that it would be an easy one. But that is a different topic. Back to Marrakesh with the X100T slung around my shoulder…….

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Fuji X100T

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Adventures in Nice, with the Fuji X-E1 | Thomas Fitzgerald

I posted some of my images from the recent trip that I took to Nice, in the south of France last week. As I wrote, most of the time I just used my iPhone to take photos, mainly because we were there to relax and take it easy. I did have my little fuji with me too though, and I did get to take some shots with that too. At first I was having a little difficulty shooting with the X-E1. The reason was that the sun was really bright, and I was finding it hard to see both the viewfinder and the screen. Images on the viewfinder were really dark, and because I’m a glasses wearer too, my eyes don’t go right up against the eye socket, so sometimes the glare can make it even harder to see, but I’m not really sure what was going on. It’s possible that the evf in my camera is dying, as it was quite dim. Anyway, I eventually got used to it and interpreting what I was seeing with how it would turn out, but at first it certainly wasn’t helping the relaxing! I was longing for an optical viewfinder, and I really appreciated the old pentaprism view of the film camera I had with me. It’s not generally an issue in the normally dim Irish sunshine! ……

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Fuji X-E1

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Lost in Iran with Two Fujis | James Conley

Iran. Although home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, (dating back more than 5,000 years), since 1979 Iran is most commonly known for the Islamic Revolution that toppled Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and took 66 Americans hostage, holding them for 444 days. Iran is daily in the news, with its military activities in Syria and Yemen, its support of Hezbollah, endless negotiations over its nuclear program, and its detention of reporters like the Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian. „Death to America“ is a chant heard in televised demonstrations in Tehran, setting the outside view of Iran as a hostile one to the West. In contrast to this public view, I’ve been fortunate to know many Iranians who live in the United States, as well as abroad. Without exception, they love the United States and the common theme among them is a love of life and all it has to offer. With these contrasting experiences in mind, I determined to make a trip to Iran……

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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MOROCCO, NO PLAN, A CAMERA AND A PHONE APP | Luminis

I am writing this on the plane as we fly home from Marrakech, Morocco after what has been a very memorable week and best of all is that my wife, Carmen has loved it. When I first came here 3 years ago it was without her and every time I experienced the unique delights of Morocco I found myself constantly wishing she was here to share these moments with me. This time however she was here to experience it alongside me and like me has fallen in love with Morocco.  What is not to like about the this wonderful country, it’s beautiful climate, where March is like a English summer, it’s people so warm and friendly and its landscape so varied. Morocco has everything that Europe has but unlike Europe it has a unique and different culture that is both frightening and fascinating at the same time. Arriving in the Jemaa el-Fnaa on a Friday night for the uninitiated the sounds, the colours the smells the total assault on your senses could at first bring a degree of apprehension to the newcomer. Stepping into the mayhem is the only way forward for to watch from the periphery is pointless. …

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Riding Through Australian Countryside with the Fuji XT-1 |
Caveira Photography

Recently I was very lucky to spend 5 days cruising through the countryside of Victoria, Australia, soaking up amazing scenery that is unique to this part of the world, and experiencing some of the best light I’ve ever seen. There were many euphoric moments of awe and appreciation for my home country’s beauty, beauty that I had never seen or made a strong enough effort to experience and appreciate properly beforehand. Knowing full well that I had many kilometers of riding on rough tracks ahead of me, I packed a light day kit, which of course featured my FujiFilm XT-1, XF56, XF18, and the underrated XC50-230. With just about every focal length covered, plus a few spare batteries, I was ready to capture just about anything that caught my eye, which there was of course and abundance of………

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Fujifilm X-T1

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Zion – Landscape Photography | Mac Sokulski

This little day trip, happened over a year ago, and the photos where sitting on my hard drive collecting digital dust.  There are many others, that might see the light of day, or may not.  Procrastination and the fact that I wasn’t overly happy with the images played into the fact why I waited so long.  Personally I do not like changing my landscape photos, apart from small details and colors.  I never been a fan of replacing skies either.  First I find the task daunting, and second I like to leave some semblance of realism in my images.  If there are no clouds, then there are no clouds.  I have nothing against people who do that, nothing at all… I’m just lazy and frankly couldn’t be bothered. Being an opportunistic photographer, I don’t have the luxury of time, and spending a few days at a location, waiting for mother nature to smile.  I take what I’m given :)  Some say, that I’m wasting my time and pixels, but I disagree……..

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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Istanbul on Exposure | Jim Tardio

We spent an all too short three days in the bustling city of Istanbul, Turkey. The people were engaging and the atmosphere was intoxicating. Istanbul is truly a crossroads for all cultures and beliefs. With a sweep of your eyes you can see a mix of Americans wearing shorts to Muslim women in Burkas, and everything in between…all in perfect harmony. It’s a city meant for walking. Stroll the Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar, mingle with the merchants on the banks of the Bosphorus, sample the food and drink the tea. It’s all good…….

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Fuji X100S

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Aussie Alpine Drive – An Australian Roadtrip To Californian Forest | Noah Stammbach

We met on a special cliff near Bondi Beach. The vague destination of our spontaneous road trip – Laurel Hill, somewhere south west of Sydney. There are four of us, 18 to 28, and our journey is one where all the elements of adventure would be found along the way, and come together to form the best first road trip ever….

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Fujifilm X-T1 & Accessories

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Fuji X-T1 captures the Northern Lights in Iceland | Martin Spence

On a recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland we were fortunate to witness the Northern Lights in full display. I say fortunate as they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions Iceland has. Before our trip we checked the Icelandic weather and forecast site to plan our itinerary. On the Saturday we knew there was supposed to be a clear sky and Aurora activity along the South Coast so decided to travel down to the waterfalls of Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss, visiting Vik the most southerly town. Our hope was then to catch the Northern Lights on our journey back to Reykjavik that evening. We left Vik about 1845, visiting the waterfalls again in the hope of getting some pictures without the myriads of tourists and continually looking for green in the sky. As we approached Selfoss we started to see a few faint streaks in the sky and shortly after followed the car in front and pulled over to witness the amazing display.  Having seen people capture the Northern Lights in Northern Ireland which are really only visible via a camera, it was amazing to actually see these scenes with the naked eye…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Chefchaouen – The Blue Pearl | V. Opoku

Somethings are forever, they stay with us. The few days I spent in Chefchaouen (pronounced Shafshawan) during the summer of 2014 is one of those. Located in Northwest Morocco. This beautiful town sits beneath the raw peaks of the Rif mountains and has an absolutely stunning Medina where almost everything in the is painted in various shades of blue, from the walls, to doors & floors. The likes of Marrakesh and Fez seems to get the nod ahead of other smaller towns by people visiting Morocco. However I am more of a traveller than a tourist and that means I often venture along the path less travelled or do activities that most people don’t do. I travel to explore and experience different cultures. After spending 5 days in Southern Spain (Seville and Sanlucar de Barrameda) visiting a good friend of mine Fran, I realised how close I was to Morocco so I thought why not? „I am going to Morocco tomorrow“ I informed him. Armed with just a few Spanish phrases, I set off around 7 am on a bus from Sanlucar de Berrameda to Jerez. From Jerez, it was a train ride to San Fernando then a short taxi ride to the bus stop where I then caught another bus all the way down to Tarifa. Hours passed and I had finally completed the first leg of the trip; with just „Que autobus de Tarifa“ and a  few nods, I had managed to make it to where I needed be…..

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Fuji X100S

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