It was Sue’s birthday. She gathered us in a big house in Llanberis in North Wales and gave us our orders. We were to climb Mount Snowdon. It was to be her final peak to climb in her list of modestly sized UK mountains to climb before thirty. My fingers crossed for the weather, I picked up my ever-so-light X100, put on my mighty-fine Brasher boots (thanks again mum!) and made sure that at least one of us was stocked up with Kendal Mint Cake. The only problem, I was labouring under a titanic hangover combined with a horribly early morning. Last night’s twin celebration of Sue’s birthday and the birth of my best friend’s first baby left me completely shattered. Or as the Welsh would say, ‘Wedi blino!’….
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I’ve just returned from spending a few weeks in Vietnam and Thailand during which I gave my Fuji X-pro1 quite a workout. It performed perfectly, even in the middle of a rainstorm. Luckily, we had clear weather for our days in Ha Long Bay. Most of these images were shot with the Fujinon 18-55mm lens, which I picked up as a carry around lens for this trip, and while it’s perfect for vacation snapshots and casual shooting, it still doesn’t beat our the 35mm 1.4 for image quality and sharpness. They’ve now released a 23mm prime that looks fantastic, but costs nearly $900….
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I recently had the chance to take the Fuji X-Pro 1 with me on a workshop I was co-leading up above the arctic circle in the far north of Norway. I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to see how the camera performed in extreme conditions. I also had with me a newly delivered 23mm f1.4 Fuji lens to try out too. The images in this article were all made on the trip and all but the aurora shot are jpegs straight or virtually straight from the camera. If you followed my trip reports from the expedition you will have seen most of these images before (sorry!), but the aurora image with the 23mm lens is new, as are one or two of the others. The idea of testing the lens here was to see how it performed shooting the “Northern Lights”, the Aurora Borealis, if we had a chance to see it. In theory the fast f1.4 aperture would make it ideal but I was also interested to test the sharpness of the lens and also to get a feel for its width, which although 23mm works out at about 35mm as a full-frame DSLR equivalent…..
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The big wheel dominating the Petrusse valley in Luxembourg, at sunset, create really interesting light trails and I tried to play around this subject to catch unusual frames. I was there just few minutes after the sunset so i can still see some clouds, is not too dark, and I can have the “star” effects on the light lamps, closing the diaphragm at F/22, ISO 200, tripod and, of course, my beloved Fuji X-E1 plus the Fujinon XF 18-55…..
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An intimate portrait of northern India captured on a Fuji x pro 1 at 6fps because it helped to capture India’s chaotic and bustling atmosphere. So much of what you see while travelling in India is astonishing and often quite bizarre. This is only because it’s being seen from a western perspective; the locals don’t see it in the same way at all, because it’s life as they know it. The aim of the video was to play on the sense of the ‘unexpected’ by slipping in short flashes of surreal footage: quirky objects and actions so the viewer is momentarily confused with what is real and what is fake….
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Als wäre es gestern gewesen. Wenn ich mir die Bilder von unserem Fjäll Äventyr anschaue, bin ich in Gedanken wieder dort. Im Reich der Rentiere stapfe ich durch feuchtes Moos – auf dem Rücken schweres Gepäck und an meiner Seite Anna, die zum ersten Mal mit mir hier unterwegs ist. Was vor vielen Wochen noch in Schweden begann, ist nun endlich fertig geworden: der Text über unsere Tour von Foskros nach Tänndalen. Draußen hält der schwedische Nieselregel seit Stunden an. Es ist die Art von Regen, bei der man sich beim Wandern ständig fragt, ob man den Regenponcho auspacken soll oder nicht. Jetzt sitze ich im Warmen und habe den zweiten Saunagang hinter mir.Der Sommer hat sich hier in Westschweden seit Tagen verabschiedet. Das Thermometer klettert kaum über zehn Grad. Doch wer im August zum Wandern nach Schweden ins Fjäll fährt, der tut das nicht wegen der Sonnenstunden. Anna und ich haben es uns im Ferienhaus meiner Eltern gemütlich gemacht und genießen entspannte Tage nach unserer neuntägigen Tour. Neun Tage, in denen wir das spätsommerliche Fjäll unterschiedlicher wohl kaum erleben konnten. Stürmisch-kalt blies uns der Wind auf den Hochebenen entgegen. Fast märchenhaft und idyllisch erlebten wir die Laub- und Nadelwälder. Regen und Sonne wechselten sich ab…..
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Weekend in the US. My fist experience with long exposure shoots at the pacific cost at the Santa Cruz area.
Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS
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So firstly, I have to apologise for going missing for so long, a house move and a crazy few months have kept me from updating the blog. Anyway, I’m back and to kick off I’m going to chat about my trips over the summer and how I coped with the x-pro 1 instead of my dslr. My first couple of trips, one to Wales and then one to Spain, I bottled it and took the 5d with me as well, I absolutely didn’t need to, the x-pro didn’t let me down at all and the longer I use the fuji kit, the more intuitive my way of working with it becomes. This is absolutely crucial for me, I don’t even want to think about my kit when I’m working, and the fuji really lends itself to that, I can have everything mapped out on physical buttons so I’m not stuck messing about in menus instead of taking a shot. The absolute best thing about the Fuji x-pro 1 for travel is how compact yet sturdy it is. The camera feels solid, balances well in your hand and with a decent sling can be carried around all day without the usual ache from lugging a dslr with a few lenses….
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The Yamuna is one of the most sacred rivers in India. It is the river that graces the foreground of many timeless photos of the Taj Mahal. It is the river that runs through the megalopolis of Delhi and it is strangely one of the last landmarks I consider when thinking of Delhi. I find this odd. Is it possible to think of London without imagining the Thames…Paris without picturing the Seine…New York without the Hudson or East River? I’ve lived in Delhi for over 3 years and have never strolled the banks of the Yamuna. I’ve been to most of Delhi’s “Top Ten” and I’ve visited many dark corners and colorful monuments recommended by friends. This is such a huge city full of “undiscovered” places. While searching Google Maps last week for a new niche to visit, I stumbled on the blue streak that runs through Delhi. OH YEAH, the Yamuna! Let’s go there…..
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Over the last year, as I have gotten used to a downsized system I’ve grown a great deal as a photographer and I’ve come to realize that less complications really does lead to better vision. I started carrying a smaller system to protect my shoulder and so, at the end of the day, I would feel good instead of dog tired! I can’t express how much I appreciate that Fuji made this system, it is really meeting my needs, and, at least, in my opinion, my work has stepped up several levels. One thing is certain, I’m having the most fun I’ve had as a photographer! Now I will admit that I now own almost as much Fuji X system gear in weight as my Nikon stuff!! So where is the weight savings? I don’t carry all of it at one time, unless, it’s in the back of the SUV, which is th same way I carry the Nikon stuff! I have, (for now), new stuff keeps coming out, three distinct systems for different kinds of trips. The trip where I want to get great images, but don’t want to deal with even a small bag! I simply love the Fuji X100s and with the 35mm (equiv.) f 2 lens it works for 90% of what I want to shoot! It does good enough for “reasonable” close-ups, and the lens is tack, tack, tack sharp (that means really sharp!!) I carry a couple of spare batteries, a couple of chargers in my carry on luggage! A spare SD card, and I’m set! I do have a polarizer, but rarely use it on this camera, it just makes such stunning images, I enjoy not having the hassle! This is my go everywhere, shoot “almost” anything, desert Island camera!…..
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