Thought for the day….” Winners never quit, and quitters never win”.
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes” (Winston Churchill).
Time for an upgrade of my camera. The Fuji X-E1 had been producing some fantastic pictures, so I was in no hurry to upgrade, especially as the gains and improvements with a new camera would be small. But upgrade I did and now have the Fuji XT-10. Apart from having a tilting screen (something that I thought was a gimmick before I actually got to find out that sometimes it is very useful), it has a few other new features that I am also finding useful too. Features that I had not had previously such as wifi, remote control and geo-tagging are now available, as well as faster focussing and a viewfinder that is perhaps the clearest that I have ever used. So although I was sad to part with the X-E1, the new camera is already proving to be just as much fun as the older one. It is said that Fujifilm cameras are made by photographers who are also engineers, whereas another famous brand (=brand X) is made by engineers, full stop. Guess which cameras are more fun to use? Having real dials and also menus that you can customize, and a fantastic viewfinder makes all the difference. Photography is fun again !!!
Even if I enjoy taking photos, I will probably (hopefully) not go to this extreme…..an aircraft spotter or very keen photographer seen at an airshow recently…..He was carrying not one but two BIG cameras. The lens on the second camera must have weighed several kilos….
and another photo from the archives…the lake at Haglebu, Norway…….
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Thought for the day…” If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”.
” I would rather be optimistic and a fool, rather than pessimistic and right”.
Picked up some rather unusual news in the New Zealand Herald newspaper which featured a story on a job that had been advertised in the UK by a company called UKPaintball. They were advertising for a person to become a ‘Human Bullet Impact Tester’. The job was offering a salary of GBP 40 000 a year if you were prepared to be shot at (presumably only with paintballs !) daily. So popular was the idea of the job that more than 10 000 people applied, including worldwide applicants from places as far afield as India and Canada. One applicant said that because he was fat then he would be easier to aim at !! So if you fancy a new career…..
Up in the mountains in Eggedal, Norway for the photo today and to the lake at Haglebu. The hill in the picture offers fantastic views over the valleys and mountains around, yet takes under an hour to get to the summit at 1076m. On the right of the photo in the trees is a glimpse of a church, popular for weddings and christenings. This road makes a very scenic alternative route for those heading from Oslo to Bergen.