Wherever you go world always looks better with the sun hanging low above the horizon. Especially mountains seem to develop more texture and dimension.
It is a dangerous territory I wade in. As my wonderful wife, Kasia, blogs here, and reads my posts. She's also a photographer. This arrangement has a lot of pluses, like being able to bounce ideas off each other, or being able to just go shoot northern lights, at the spur of the moment at 2 am in the morning.
Spring in the Rockies can bring an unexpected weather. We left sunny Edmonton and were greeted with rain and snow when we approached the mountains. I don't complain when that happens, mostly, because the heavy sky adds to the moodiness of pictures and makes the view much more interesting than when skies are blue.
It's finally summer!! Most of our spring, this year, was rather dry. With the last couple of weeks we have finally started to get some rain, making all of us rather happy. For me it is time to watch the clouds.
Since Fuji did not have a lot of lens choices, I decided to try some of the old manual Pentax lenses I had. Did some research, found the adapters, and went to town. The problem became apparent quite quickly. There was no visual indication when things were in focus. Bugger!
I started with Fuji at the onset, about 4 years ago. I got my first Fuji X, the Fuji X100 and I really fell in loved that camera. The looks, the way it worked, the hybrid view finder. Even the little quirks.
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.