Fujifilm X100S - outdoor photography usability review

May 06, 2013  •  6 Comments
Hello and welcome to my review of the new Fujifilm X100S. This is not a formal style review. Instead, its a review of how the camera performed when I used it for half a day down at Dungeness beach on the coast of Kent - a typical location for an outdoor photographer. I bought this camera because I wanted a lightweight camera capable of high image...
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Mono Lake Blues

May 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
We stopped off at Mono Lake in the mid-afternoon after visiting the abandoned mining town of Bodie, but we initially stopped on the northern shore at the small visitors centre (not the main centre). This was not the best side to visit for photography as access to the shoreline is restricted to wooden boardwalks. These take you through the marshy ed...
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Mesquite Dunes #1

May 07, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
You expect to see dunes in a desert, and Death Valley is the closest thing to a desert that I've every visited. Mesquite Dunes are at the northen end of Death Valley, about 30 minutes from Furnace Creek. The dunes are very conspicuous, the golden sand standing out amidst the sea of rock and sandstone. The place was heaving with RVs and tourists, me...
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Tahoe Ambience

May 06, 2012  •  1 Comment
Ambient light filtered through snowfall is among the most difficult to capture on camera in my view. At Lake Tahoe, six days into our California road trip, we encounted snowfall and temperatures down to -10-15 overnight. During the day it was cold, but not that windy, and we took a drive up to Emerald Bay, the most scenic part of the Lake Tahoe are...
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Zabriskie Study #1

May 05, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Zabriskie Point was one of the highlights of the trip for me. It was only 10 minutes from our hotel (Furnace Creek Resort), and didn't require any hiking in order to get a decent viewpoint, which all made for some relatively lazy photography - at least compared with the 5am wakeup call and 50 minute drive in order to get to Yosemite valley for sunr...
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