Just a slice

I participated in a Fujifilm instameet this month and was fortunate enough to borrow an X-Pro2 and a 56mm f 1.2 lens. The X-Pro2 is bigger and heavier than my X-E2. The hybrid viewfinder took some getting used to and I’m not quite sure how I would like it with a zoom lens, but overall, it was pretty sweet.

The lens, however, I fell in love with immediately. This image shows one of the reasons why – at f1.2, the focal depth is just a sliver.

The details: Fujifilm X-Pro2 with XF56mm f1.2. 1/500th @f1.2, ISO 2002017_august

August 2017

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Bloomin’ Onion

Between the lavender, onions gone to bloom and other flowers in the yard, the bees have found our backyard.

Shot with a Fujifilm X-E2 and a Nikkor 55mm macro lens. 1/180th sec @ F2.8, ISO 1000.

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September 2016

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Closing the Door

So that’s it. I’m officially out of the Nikon DSLR club. Traded in my D-90 kit and ordered the Fuji 55-200 lens. It’s not in yet so I’m hovering over the phone, waiting for it to ring.

Meanwhile, I’m still happily shooting Nikon glass. The Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 macro lens is just amazing, and seems to be the one lens I am using the most.

This month’s wallpaper is a couple cherry blossoms. Fujifilm X-E2, Nikkor 55mm lens, ISO 200, 1/240th @f2.8. Enjoy.

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April 2016

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Backyard Safari (Again)

We have a number of pots in the backyard we have used in the past to grow tomatoes. A couple of them have been neglected for a while and one of them is growing a hearty crop of moss. This tiny forest seems to have sprouted and is well on its way to becoming its own thriving ecosystem.

The sprouts in this picture remind me of the rain we’ve had so much of recently – most of it coming down at a similar diagonal.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2, Nikkor 55mm lens, ISO 200, 1/180 second @f2.8

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March 2016

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It’s a Major Award!

Been a few years since we set up the Christmas village, and the fun is in the little details. This is Ralphie’s house from A Christmas Story, complete with Old Man Parker’s Major Award in the window.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2, Lensbaby Composer (wide open), ISO 200, 1/2 second.

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December 2015

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Treasures

My Aunt was going through some things in storage and came across several boxes full of these tiny perfume bottles. Grandma Anita had been collecting these for years, souvenirs from travels and presents from friends and other family members.

It was really interesting to go through all these little bottles and imagine the accumulation of fingerprints from children and grandchildren on each bottle over the 40+ years Grandma collected them.

The details: Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm lens @55mm. ISO 200, 1/550th @f4.0.

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June 2015

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