That time of year……new

I have not posted in a very very long time. The reasons are many but two reasons stand out. Firstly I was made redundant from the day job, yikes! so I needed to focus on finding new employment with the day job skills I have to offer. Thankfully I am now back in work and it’s going well. Learning curve is steep again as you would expect when starting a new job but all is good. Secondly we have not been able to get away in the camper so my desire to pick up the camera has been low.

Putting all this behind and starting to think about my photography again I begin to realise I am coming to the end of my 1camera1lens project with my Fujifilm XE1 and 35mm lens. So what did this journey teach me. Continue reading That time of year……new

Back to London street photography with my Fujifilm XE1

We headed back to London last weekend. We tried last year to walk over the O2 dome but it was cancelled. Take two this weekend.

I need to get the bad parts out of the way sadly and extremely disappointingly I was not able to take my Fujifilm XE1 up and over with me …..arrhhhhh. So I had to take my pointless iPhone 4. Waste of time. This shots were terrible. I will not be posting any. So a apart from having a really great time climbing over the O2 what else made the weekend enjoyable. Continue reading Back to London street photography with my Fujifilm XE1

Fujifilm X-E1 Photography ..Unlocking the locks.

I have been side tracked from my one camera one lens photography journey with holidays and some professional photography work with the Fujifilm X-E1 but I am now back on track.
We spent last weekend re visiting a place called Foxton Locks nr Market Harborough. We first visited last year but were disappointed to find the stunning sequence of 10 locks had been drained for maintenance. Bummer, so returning this time in the height of summer was real treat with some surprises and a very pleasurable weekend. Foxton locks is a relatively famous set of 10 locks split briefly into two sets of 5 with a passing pond. I took the usual kit my Fujifilm X-E1 and 35mm f/1.4 lens and two batteries. The only other items I have in my bag these days is my Pixi tripod and a 10stop filter.

I have chosen to post process in black and white. I don’t really have a preference, colour over black and white or vice versa, for me some this images seem to choose.

Continue reading Fujifilm X-E1 Photography ..Unlocking the locks.