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…” Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker? ”
” The cure for insomnia is to get more sleep”. ” If a book about failure does not sell, then is it a success”.
Not the words from one of the hits of the Eagles music group but a peaceful scene from Norway for the photo today. One of the early photos from the Fuji X-E1 camera here, taken whilst I was still trying the camera out. Early morning in the hills of Norway, with some light mist starting to appear over the lake and the first signs of autumn on the trees. Did you know that in the Swedish and Norwegian languages, that there is no word for ‘please’. It always sounds very strange (and impolite) to a non-Scandinavian to simply demand things (eg. give me a coffee.) instead of saying please. Finnish is another language which does not have a direct word for please (although it does have some polite ways to ask for things, such as Saisinko (=can I have). And perhaps because of the long, dark winter and cold winter nights, Norway is number 2 in the world for coffee consumption per capita, around 142 litres (or about 9.5kg of coffee beans) a year for each Norwegian citizen. Finland still tops the list.
and a photo from Brazil, with a storm approaching Sao Paulo airport……
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