Most of the winter it has been cold and damp, now it’s spring we get frosts. Typically perverse British weather.
Yesterday however I got up early to go out and take some landscape photos and only made it as far as the van. The windscreen was covered in beautifully patterned frost and I set about getting some pictures before the sun got on it. Continue reading “Jack Frost’s Feathers”→
For a change I decided to travel light and take only the Fuji X-T1 leaving the Canon gear at home. Why? Well partly because I am wondering if I really need the heavy Canon equipment any more, with its light weight, super sensor and lenses what would I sacrifice if I sold the 5D Mk3?
Well here I am again, having been silent for several weeks after updating the blog on my photo website I have decided that maybe there is a place for this blog as well as more of a diary.
We set off for Scotland on May 2nd and it rained all the way to our overnight stop near Carlisle. It rained all night and was still at it next morning when we set off for Onich on the West coast of Scotland. It rained all the way and alongside Loch Lomond Continue reading A wet ten days in Scotland→
Feeling withdrawal symptoms due to not using my camera for ages and since it is horrid outside I set to with a vase full of Iris and Pussy willow stems in a makeshift home studio. Have to say yet again the Fuji X-T1 and lenses have come through, so easy to use and such good results.
These were all taken in natural light coming through a north facing patio door with a Lastolight white background using a tripod and cable release, the first eight using the XF 18-135 lens and the last two my XC 50-230 zoom.
This little chap kept coming to my friends conservatory window and trying to chase off the reflection (competitor) he could see. Shooting through glass is almost never going to produce a satisfactory nature image but did provide a useful real-life test of the lens. This is a lens I shall be happy to use again.
All the spots you can see are of course marks on the glass.
A while back I bought a Fuji camera that was offered with a free lens; this lens. It finally arrived and I took two test shots.
These were taken in less than optimal conditions from an upstairs window of a clock on the wall of our next door neighbours garage. They were taken hand held and at full zoom I had to use 2000 iso to get a 1/500th Second exposure to control no camera shake. The lens equate to a 75-350 mm lens in 35mm format and comes in smaller, and considerably lighter, than a standard can of Coke.