Travel Photography

Paris In The Rain | Bryan Jones

This is the first time I’ve been back to Paris since 2008.  That trip I managed to squeeze in a visit in 12hrs.  This time I had a little more time in-between work, meetings and capturing data from a really cool microscope made by LLTech. 3 days in Paris really is not enough time, particularly when you only really have one day to do things that are not work, but its better than no days. Unfortunately, it rained pretty much the entire time I was in Paris, or at least in those hours I was able to get outside, but that did not stop me from trying to do photography.  The evening I booked it over to the Eiffel Tower, most of the time the top was shrouded in clouds.  I was rewarded with some persistence out at the Eiffel Tower when the clouds broke and the sun shone through during sunset and I was able to get the introductory image at the top……..

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Fuji X-T1

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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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A Thousand Words | Steven Dempsey

I had just finished shooting the sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park when Linda and I spotted this wonderful light creating multiple tonal layers in the canyon. The warm colors of the morning light and the quietness of the moment made it exceptional. The long road towards the bottom of the image gives a good idea of the scale of the scene. This was our view at a campsite in Ogden, Utah. The weather and light were constantly changing during our stay. Each time I looked out the window, the mountains had taken on a different personality. This photograph was made during the last few minutes of sunset. The diffused light illuminated only a small section of the mountain, emphasizing its craggy textures…….

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Fuji X-T1

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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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Cuba No Colour – With The Leica Monochrom | Nick Devlin

Havana is a city of legend and ruin, richness and privation. It is also, indisputably, a city of colour in the popular mind.  So travelling there with nothing but a Leica Monochrom was surely madness.  Truth be told, this is partly what attracted me to this hare-brained scheme.  Cuba has been photographed as well and as much as any place on earth –  seen and shown by many of the great eyes of our time.  But always in colour. So when Michael and I departed for a four-day foray into Havana this past March, I took only the Monochrom, leaving my colour cameras behind. I had been told: “Cubans are ridiculously friendly”.   It’s true.  I have never travelled to any place where wealthy, voyeuristic tourists are met with such openness of spirit and friendliness.  For a country that has suffered generations of exploitation, and recently decades of intense economic privation, the general kindness and peaceability of the ordinary people is exceptional…….

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Leica M Monochrom

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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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8 Days in Hawaii | Ian MacDonald

We recently returned from a family vacation to Hawaii, specifically to the island of Oahu.  It was an amazing week (plus a day) of sun, shared experiences with the family and of course, photography. Like many other photographers, family vacations for me have always been a struggle between sharing the trip with my family, but also wanting to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear, to capture a great image.   Planning for this trip was helped greatly by a series David Hobby and Andrew Tomasino have on Lynda.com called The Traveling Photographer. In that series, David talks about striking the right balance between being a photographer and  being a husband and father. I’ll tell you right now this is not always the easiest thing to do. Creative people have a desire to…. well…. create.  The true definition of photography is to write with light, and the best light often comes right when it would make sense to schedule and plan a family activity…..

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