It's hard to sit at home in the city when weather is great. So often we take a ride into the country and are happy to discover new places while we're at it. Thus we have set out on one beautiful May evening and had a chance to find ourselves in a lovely place while the sun was setting.
The sweet 16... brings back memories... This time it makes memories. I'm talking about the new Fujinon 16mm f1.4 lens of course. I've read reviews of that lens before it was available, from many great photographers like Tomasz Trzebiatowski from Fuji Love, or Matt Brandon and his views of Kenya. There are plenty of others.
One April morning we have travelled to Elk Island to shoot a sunrise. It was a brisk dawn with strong winds that made my hands frozen, even with gloves on, but the sky was turning prettily pink and the light filled everything around us and pretty soon I have forgotten all about the cold.
Last night we were very lucky to witness on of the most spectacular displays of Northern Lights. We got the Aurora alert and decided to head to Elk Island
Recently I had a chance to swap some of my old Pentax lenses for a very interesting lens. It makes a mirror-less Fuji X-T1 camera into a mirrored one. This is a Sigma 600mm f8 mirror lens.
It is always a wonderful pleasure to see the first color on the trees show up after a long winter here on the prairies. I can't help but bring my camera every time we are out to get some shots of the blooming pussy willows, when they start turning yellow.
Some say, it's not possible to shoot lovely landscapes in the middle of the day. Sometimes, however, you can't wait for morning or evening and so you must do with whatever light there is. Especially, when you want to have certain types of the clouds that disappear towards the evening.
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. Sometimes this works, and sometimes this doesn't.
Fuji has been with me for almost 4 years. The love affair started with X100. For some reason I did not mind it's quirks and quickly adapted. All through these years, I've been shooting with Fuji, and I am still shooting with Fuji.