Fuji on a Trip
This is going to be a series of posts of my little excursion to Europe. History repeats itself, as 3 years ago, I manage to get the first Fuji camera, the X-Pro1, a few days before the family European vacation, and the whole trip was shot with that. This time I manage to get the new Fuji X-T1, a day before I left. Mind you the venerable Fuji X-Pro1 still came with me. It's a bit more beat up, from the 3 years of constant usage, and works better now, with Fujifilm constant upgrades to the camera. One thing I did wrong on this trip though, is I took too much gear. Having switched to Fuji X cameras from Canons, I found that I can take more gear, and have it weigh less than before. This time I over did it. 3 cameras, 4 lenses, batteries, and the bag suddenly became about 20lbs. Stupid.
So what did I take.... practically the whole Fuji arsenal. The images in these series were shot with the Fuji X-T1, Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji X100s, and lenses were 55-200mm, 10-24mm, 56mm, and Rokinon 8mm fisheye. Most days, I carried all that gear with me, you know, just in case. Surprisingly the lens I used the least was the biggest of the bunch, namely the 55-200. I just didn't find the need for it that much. Next time, it's going to stay behind. I didn't do a lot of planning ahead, thus I packed everything. So there is a tip, plan ahead, and anticipate what you will be shooting, so you don't over pack. My answer to this tip is of course, "what if!"... :)
I was trying to decide how to present the images I took on this trip. I mean they are a mixture of street, architecture, landscape, urban, and fine art photography, and putting them together in separate posts may be a little chaotic. So I figured that maybe documenting the trip day by day, might be best. At least it will be best for my memories, as I saw a lot, and photographed a lot.
So all that aside, the biggest thank you, goes to the Wala family with out whom I would be at home, photographing Alberta prairies, and not gallivanting around Europe. Great, wonderful people who have their own blog about being Hooked on Europe, with a lot more facts, history, and images then this series will provide. That blog is a definite resource, for heading to Europe. So thank you, thank you for everything!