Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Brighton Beach 6.55am

A quick shot of the sky above Brighton beach just before heading to work.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Ditchling Beacon to Lewes

I'm really enjoying the Fuji X-Pro 1 and 35mm / 16mm Sigma combo at the moment, it's definitely bringing out the desire to take more landscape shots. With a base ISO of 200, a good ND filter has quickly become an all important addition now the sun is out here in the UK.

Another South Downs walk, this time it was the 8k trek from Ditchling Beacon to Lewes in East Sussex, it goes without saying the dynamic range on this camera is amazing, and the ability to preview exposure before you take the shot means you never have to worry about over-exposing and losing the sky ever again.

Ditchling Beacon to Lewes - Click here to view the full set

Monday, 9 July 2012

Ditchling Beacon to Hassocks (and the Fuji X Pro 1)

A very peaceful walk from the top of Ditchling Beacon to Hassocks along the South Downs last Sunday.

This was the first photo-walk in a long time without my film cameras or my 5D - instead opting for the new FujiFilm X Pro 1, the Fujinon 35mm lens and an adapted OM version of the Sigma 16mm Filtermatic fisheye film lens - used for the wide shots.

After reading so much about the camera it was great to finally try it out for myself, and I can honestly say given enough time I could probably write a book on just how many ups and downs I've experienced with the camera, its operational quirks, the semi-successful implementation of film-era design sensibilities and incredibly challenging learning curve - but I think everything that could have ever been written, has been covered in the numerous reviews and tests posted on the internet in the last 4 months.

Needless to say, I love how the images came out - and like many mirror-less cameras, the Fuji has an incredible knack for breathing life back into very old lenses, I rarely ever take wide angle photographs, but with a slow and considered approach, the ability to hit perfect focus time after time on a tricky manual lens was too good to resist.

Ditchling Beacon to Hassocks - Click here to view the full set