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…..” The optimist seems opportunity in every danger, the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity”
“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it”.
Said to be the World’s largest sand desert, the Sahara is about the same size as the USA, and covers about 30% of Africa. Antartica and the Artic are larger deserts, but the Sahara is the largest hot desert. Temperatures in summer can reach up to 57 degrees and some of the sand dunes can reach up to 180m, although the Sahara also includes volcanic mountains as well (the highest point is 3415m at Emi Koussi). The name ‘Sahara’ comes from the Arabic plural word for deserts. Seen here is the edge of the Sahara at sunset in Morocco. The photo was taken with an early digital camera (Olympus) many years ago.