I shot this same scene over the course of several hours to prepare for a YouTube tutorial on waiting for the best light. Just thought I would share one of those images.
I had this problem, I learned only today that it is linked to the recent version 4.0 firmware update. So, if you have the same issues you need to install the new firmware 4.01 which returns the camera to pre version 4.0
In my case the fault appeared as a freezing of the whole camera and all functions. The EVF froze with an image of the last view the camera had and even switching the power off wouldn't clear it. I have to remove the battery to reset. This happened 3 times, then disappeared.
We then will need to wait until version 4.02 is made available to install the new features. I am quite keen to try the focus stacking feature.
I often ponder on whats makes a portrait. I notice that glamour/modelling shots are named as 'portraits'. For me the are not so. They are posed and forced and empty of life. For me a real portrait is a true study of a person, persons or moment between persons. Something that captures the relationship between or character of the sitter or sitters. So, a rare portrait from me.
The stunning evening glow backlighting the hatching May flies on this small Trout river.
Here is my recent feature in the wonderful virtual magazine.
I thought that now and again it won’t hurt to talk about gear.
Everyone should have a good walk around prime lens and I heard good things about the fujinon 23mm f2. (35mm equiv)
It’s quite excellent. This quick low light snap looks good. So this is my personal choice.
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The surprise blizzard here yesterday brought an opportunity to dash out for an our. Here are some local shots during the snow storm.
So can you guess what I’ve been up to today? Let’s just say I have a back log of these.
once done I’m going to let you all know about an app I’m testing that scans negatives. It’s really exciting guys so stay tuned.
A Series of images under the theme of 'structure' all captured during my recent trip to Spain.
I shot this in Spain, it is a distant peak in the Sierra Nevada surrounded by the smothering clouds. I just love the mood it stirs within.
This bathing Flamingo gave me the opportunity for some interesting images. This one is my personal favourite.
A shameless plug to this wonderful magazine which maybe you should go subscribe to particularly if you are a Fujifilm X series user.
Yours truly has contributed to this addition. Including the cover image.
So we have a few days here on this lovely Island. I am particularly excited because I have heard that the mountains are snow covered which hasn’t happened here for a very long time. If you don’t know, this Island is just off the Coast of Saharan Africa so snow isn’t s common thing. So it’s off to get a hire car and go shoot some history.
I have travelled light with only one camera and 3 lenses. No tripod so the OIS will need to be on its game. I have with me; Fujifilm XT-2, 10-24mm f4, 18-55 f2.8-4, XC 50-230 (I cant afford a better tele)
For now though I will share my favourite snaps each day until I get up to the centre of the Island (Highlands).
Well it seems my intel was a little off, OK a lot off. We drove to the mountain range but unfortunately it was 17 degrees C and very dry. To add to my woes the hire car parking brake failed which is scary when you are driving through narrow mountain roads with 100ft steep drops off the road side. So I very carefully drove the car back to the hotel with more than one or two scary moments.
So I grabbed just a few hand held snaps whilst Rebecca kept her foot on the foot brake. So in all a failed day but let’s put it all down to experience.
The things I put my family through
What an incredible animal.
Shot with Fujifilm XT-2 with 55-200mm lens - Click on Images to buy them.