Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy new year!

While waiting for the afternoon and dinner time on this last day of 2013 I brought my Fujfilm X-pro1 + the 14mm wide angle lens to the beach near where I live. I took some shots as the was sun setting. Nice way to end the year.

I used my Canon 7D + 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Mk II for this shot. Maybe it was my wife who phoned the rescue service to get me home in time for New Years dinner... ;) Anyway, they were flying pretty low above the beach were I was-

 I used my Canon 7D + 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Mk II for this shot

I guess the only way to get picture of myself is to use the 10 second timer on my Fujifilm X and a tripod...

This picture of me is also taken with my Fujifilm X-Pro1, Benro tripod and 10 second timer. Last day of the year, and celebrating with some Norwegian chocolate :D 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Fujifilm X-Pro1 + XF14mm f/2.8R - again..

Winter time is here... but where is the snow? Usually we have snow where I live, at least some snow if not perfect skiing conditions. I'm longing to use my 14mm (21mm FF) wide angle lens and take some winter pictures. This is all I got for now.. no snow..

The picture below is basicly the same as the above, almost the same framing, but with different exposure. The shutter time is increased to blur out the waves a bit more. Not sure what I like the most. I'm using the Phottix VND Variable ND Filter on my Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8R lens to achieve this, and I'm very happy with the result. Both pictures are shot at ISO200 and aperture f/16, but the above version has 0.8sec shutter speed, and the below one has 2.1sec.