Mid-Autumn on the River

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by merlin, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Thermal wear and paddling jackets for our kayaking trip today, after a five-week hiatus due to inclement weather, but my oh my, what an incredible place! The stillness, solitude, and deep connections with Nature are awe-inspiring.

    We were set upon by ferocious winds near the end of the return journey. It severely tested our skills and endurance, and although it was touch-and-go, we made it back safely. And since the Tetilla Peak boat ramp is closed for the season, putting in at the main boat ramp added two miles to the round trip.

    It was a delight to view the fall colors of the cottonwoods, aspens, willows, tamarisk, grasses, and shrubs, and the light on the rock cliffs was wonderful.

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  2. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    These are very sharp Merlin, what gear did you use?
     
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  3. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    X30, mostly at f/9 aperture priority. Thanks!
     
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    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    That’s impressive!
     
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  5. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    The X30 is an amazing camera, despite its very small sensor. The fixed zoom lens, as you have pointed out, is razor-sharp.

    Too bad Sony decided to terminate production of the sensor, and therefore no more X30s, or even an X40.
     
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