I had been to this location a few times before, ‘Landgoed Zegenwerp’. A rather small but impressive forrest on an old estate with tall beech trees just across the river De Dommel but within a kilometer from my house. I knew there should be a grave somewhere on the estate, I’d never seen it but had read about it in a magazine. So one day I decided to look for it. And I found it, just a few meters from where I had been photographing many times before. The grave of a small child from one of the owners in the nineteenth century: baron Willem Arnold Alting Lamoraal van Geusau and his wife Sybilla Hendrina Wilhelmina. And just when I discovered the grave, the sun began to shine and light started pouring into the forrest giving me a magnificent view. I just stood there. Stood there and enjoyed the moment…..
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We’ve been shooting for a while with Fujifilm’s latest X-system lens, the XF 23mm F1.4R, and have prepared a gallery of real-world samples. They cover variety of subjects and lighting conditions, and were all shot on the X-E2. We’ve also quickly summarised our impressions of the lens’s handling and image quality below. The XF 23mm F1.4 R follows essentially the same design approach as the XF 14mm F2.8 R which we reviewed earlier this year. It’s a solidly-made, metal-barrelled lens with a focus ring which can be pulled towards the camera to engage manual focus, revealing a distance and depth-of-field scale in the process. It also has an aperture ring with settings from F1.4 to F16 in one-third stops, plus an ‘A’ setting. Autofocus is pretty fast (especially on the X-E2), very quiet, and unerringly accurate……
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I finally got my first Fuji camera. After a year of renting the X-series cameras and trying out which camera was the better choice, I finally bought the Fuji X-E2. It was going to be the X-Pro1 but when I read that the X-E2 was better I just took the dive and picked that up. Wedding season is at a bit of a lull right now – the time being December and all. But I did get to try my hand at wildlife photography. My co-host on the podcast, Matt Hoffman, got word that some snowy owls traveled south due to food shortages up in the North. So I rented the XF 55-200mm lens and we headed out along the seacoast to find some owls. Our trip started on the coast of Southern New Hampshire and took us up as far as the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine…..
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On a recent visit to Los Angeles, I decided to take a solo road trip back to Joshua Tree National Park. The desert park was the staging ground for my first 5D Mark III shoot a couple years ago. This time I wanted to take my X-Pro1 for a real landscape shoot… albeit a relatively short one. Shortly before I booked my tickets to LAX, my cousin Philip mentioned how much he liked some of my recent infrared photography. I think that’s when I decided that I would have to try out some out in Joshua Tree….
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He’s thinking of Saul Leiter in a New York blizzard, of dripping shadows brushed across a fedora & women sprawled in their apartments, pale hearts dissolving in the twilight.
He drinks light like liquor & he paints & he paints
& vapours burn his face & stretch his mind.
He sees atrocities in the deep, the white magic of dark corners;
& he sees beauty.
He speaks in nude technicolor echoes
calling mad horses with a long black tongue;
inside/outside, it’s all the same —
All a moving canvas,
stilled within a captured frame.
Text and photography by Patrick La Roque
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End of November, I left for a two week photo-flying adventure to New Zealand. While we had been to New Zealand on a similar trip before (Flying Camper trip 2006), we this time decided to limit ourselves to the South Island. Rather than carrying my normal heavy DSLR equipment, I only took two mirror-less Fujifilm cameras and a few small lenses and a lightweight tripod. More info on the testing of the pre-production Fujifilm X-E2 on the New Zealand trip, can be found in this previous blogpost. On trips like these we typically also rent a single engine aircraft beside the normal rental car to travel around the places we visit; making it a “photo-flying adventure. This gives me the opportunity to do some aerial photography of the same places I do landscape photography of. Rather than flying high wing Cessna’s which we normally rent, this time we went for a low wing Piper Warrior III. This meant I had to shoot through the plexi windows rather than an open window in the Cessna. Not ideal…
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The colours of the Fujifilm cameras are just amazing and I really like the tones, so I’ve been forcing my self to shoot in jpeg only. The few benefits to this.
- Colour/Film simulations on Fuji camera are just brilliant, can’t say that enough
- Less editing required, more time shooting
- And good reason to make less mistakes in exposure, and say fix it later in post
Still working out which film simulation I like the most, I have found Astia to be a bit to bluish on darker skin tone, but does produce great looking skies.
All shot with X100S
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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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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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