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Recently I had a few days away in the North East of England, not always great weather but often great light. Two days before I left I took delivery of the Fuji 100-400mm lens. I had been dithering over this lens for months. Twice I have ordered it before cancelling. I am so glad I finally did go for it. Yes, it is a bit of a brute to lug about but it is so worth it. Just over half of the best images made on this trip have come from it. The sensible way to deal with the weight is not to carry everything else as well. I took to carrying the 100-400 plus a 10-24 and 18-135 in a very small bag with just spare cards, spare battery as well as the X-Pro2. That is not a lot of weight at all.
Over the years I have come to the understanding that, even for landscape photography, the broad view is often not the best view. The less you include in a frame the more you see of what really matters. That concentration on subject matter is what gives impact to an image. Sometime however the view in front of one just demands you use all of it.
The industrial North East
Storm over the Tees
As I said earlier I did not always have great weather but because of the stormy weather I had great light. In between the rainstorms - wow! Take for example the picture of St. Mary’s lighthouse. I drove along the coast road to be greeted by the sight of St. Mary’s illuminated by sun with a really dark storm moving off behind it. By the time I had stopped the van and got my camera out it was in shade again but I got out the camera, set up my tripod and waited, and waited and got cold and wet until I went back in the van and to heat some warm soup. I had already seen a broad band of blue sky off behind me so I reckoned I had perhaps 20 to 30 minutes before the sun came out again but I knew I must not leave it too long or the storm would have disappeared too far offshore to...
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Headed down to London for the Harry Potter tour with the kids, before it gets all camera geek related just got to say what a magical experience, fan or not.
There is loads to photograph and they practically beg you to take pictures which is a plus, anyway it's really dark in places and found myself hand holding the X-t1 and 10-24 ( i wanted to go wide ) at 1/15' at f4 ISO1000
I wasn't expecting anything more than a bunch of blurry pics just to document a day out with the kids, but was more than happy with the results!! You can see the full set of image here Harry Potter
I thought I'd share a few of the landscapes/scenics I've taken on my travels over the last couple of weeks!
1. Glencoe!... needs no introduction!
2. Mirror Man in Loch Earn
3. Blackrock Cottage (cliche I know but I'd never taken the shot myself!)
4. Loch Goil Moonlight
5. Fidra from Yellowcraigs Beach, East Lothian
6. Munchen Frauenkirche
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