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 200
To set as your desktop wallpaper, Internet Explorer users can click on the link so that it opens to full size. Right-click on the image and select “Set as background”.
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Spent part of a day hanging out in Seattle looking for a scene that was inspiring photographically, and I have to admit, I just wasn’t finding anything that worked for me. Having had enough, we headed back to the bus stop for the ride home and while waiting, I wandered out into the street to take this shot. I particularly like the closed in feeling the tall buildings give.
FujiFilm X-E2/XF 55-200 @ 200mm, 1/200th at f / 5.6, ISO 200
Been kinda a crazy month – so much so that I find myself without a new photo for the wallpaper. Fortunately, I have one or two older pictures I can choose from. This one is from November 2011, an iconic image of Seattle and the Space Needle taken from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill.
For those interested in such things, Nikon D-90/Nikon 18-105mm @ 92mm. 5 seconds @f5.6, ISO 200
So my goal for September will be to get out and shoot more.
The West Point Light at Discovery Park is the oldest light house in Puget Sound. Opened in 1881, the light was illuminated by a kerosene lamp for its first 44 years when it was then connected to the city’s power grid.
Now managed by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, the light house is currently being renovated.
This is a wonderful place to explore with trails, beaches and open spaces for nature and wildlife viewing. I plan on getting out here again soon.
I shot this month’s wallpaper from the 12th Avenue Bridge near the junction of Interstate 90 and Interstate 5. Most fair-weather evenings, the bridge becomes a vulture’s row of photographers, cameras and tripods, so I think it’s a fair estimate to say that this is one of the most photographed spots in Seattle. I was really looking forward to taking this picture and I hope you enjoy the result.
Additionally, this image is for sale (without the calendar overlay) on Fine Art America.
To set as your desktop wallpaper, click on the image so that it opens to full size. Right-click on the image and select “Set as Background”.