Thought for the day….”The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more”
“Talent does what it can, genius does what it must”
Having had many cameras over the years, including Pentax, Olympus, Sony, Canon and Panasonic, I am now in the happy position of having a camera that does what I want, and a camera that produces pictures of the quality that I want. Looking back over the earlier attempts at photography, I can see just how much cameras and lenses have improved. I am now in the happy position of NOT wanting to upgrade the camera. The current camera, the Fuji X-T10 makes taking photos FUN. It ‘only’ has 16mp, but the quality of those 16mp is enough for me. I still read reviews of newer cameras in the magazines and online (www.dpreview.com is an excellent website), but is is now just for interest. I have no desire to upgrade at the moment, and can now concentrate on actually taking photos and enjoying the fun of producing a good photo. I am not interested in buying a camera that can take 20 pictures a second, nor do I feel a need for a 50mp sensor. Another advantage of the Fuji X system is that the jpeg photos straight out of the camera are so good. I have now stopped taking RAW files just because the jpegs are so good. This means that I no longer have to spend hours processing RAW files on the computer. I know that some people really enjoy this, but for me, less time on the computer is good. I have read that Fuji cameras are made by photographers who are also engineers, whereas brand X cameras are made by engineers full stop. This means that taking photos with the Fuji is instinctive, as well as being fun. True, the cameras may look old fashioned with their dials, but most people agree that the cameras are much better to use. And the most important thing, the X-T10 produces great photos !!
Today’s photo comes from Rafsundet in Norway, not far from the Lofoten Islands. As usual, the size of the photo has been greatly reduced for the internet. The quality of the full size image is great.
and another portrait photo, this time from Lake Malawi, Africa,
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Thought for the day…”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
“You do not stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing”.
A couple of sunset photos from the deck of the Hurtigruten coastal steamer boats. These boats travel between Bergen on the west coast of Norway and Kirkenes at the top of Norway, next to the Russian border, a journey of 5.5 days each way. 11 ships travel the route, and call at 34 ports along the way, including a trip up the famous Geirangerfjord in summer. Interestingly, Norwegian Television did a live TV sending of the whole 134 hour trip. The photos today were taken near the middle of the trip, just north of the Lofoten islands, again with the Fuji X-E1.