I’m falling into a more comfortable level of use with the X-T30. Especially after this past weekend, spent wandering around the wharf, downtown, and boardwalk areas of Santa Cruz. I took these photo-walk opportunities as a chance to experiment with assigning different functions to different buttons until changing them felt natural and intuitive. There isContinue reading “Spending more time with my everyday carry”
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 release, with the hidden LCD and what they call “Memory LCD”, has me feeling nostalgic for these days. I pulled my film camera from the shelf and opened the case to a nice surprise. I didn’t realize that I still had a film box piece in there. Must have been the lastContinue reading “Nostalgic for film”
Here’s a seal lion sunning itself, below us on the wharf, as the sun set. I suppose that all animals must enjoy basking in light and warmth in some way during their lives. Except for moles… yeah, moles probably don’t do this.
This week’s conference calls are complete! Bring on the weekend!
This video, by Daniel Milnor, spoke to me as I find myself (again) overthinking the equipment that I want to have with me 1) everyday, and 2) when I travel. I especially like the punctuation at the end, saying that one camera/lens is all you need. Stock up on batteries and go out there toContinue reading “Stock up on batteries”
I found myself transfixed with the patterns in this bird’s feathers.
If ponies are tired we go home early… sorry
Some follow up to yesterday’s post about the T-30 and the button placements. There is a firmware update that allows the user to toggle the Q button on and off. But, that’s a Band-Aid solution. The Q button and menu are useful; turning it off takes that way. The issue of placement still remains. It’sContinue reading “X-T30 needs more time”
I got frustrated with the camera, today. Specifically, I got frustrated with the X-T30. A lot of it can be chalked up to user error, much of which can be overcome with more use and practice with the camera itself. Possibly some menu and button customizations. One of the main reasons thatI switched to theContinue reading “X-T30 frustrations”
It was nice to get out for an early evening walk, today.
There is one table, the table I usually choose, at the back of the taqueria. It’s right next to a window and the afternoon sunlight pokes through the window decals to hit the table just right. Tacos al pastor paired with a cadre of freshly made salsas was the self-care that I needed this afternoon.Continue reading “Taqueria”
I found the Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 for a great price (refurbished) and, even though I haven’t spent a lot of time with this focal length*, I bought it. One, because I had been thinking about adding a pancake lens to my inventory and, two because of the price. I plan to use it this weekend.Continue reading “Additions to my T30 kit”
I spent a lot of time looking at Margaret Bourke-White’s photos, on this The Atlantic article. Such amazing work, still relevant today. What a life! Bourke-White held numerous “firsts” in her professional life—she was the first foreign photographer allowed to take pictures of Soviet industry, she was the first female staff photographer for LIFE magazine and madeContinue reading “Margaret Bourke-White”