Monday, December 31, 2018

Who's having more fun?

Not sure who is having more fun here - my 18-month old great-granddaughter or her aunt, my 22-year old granddaughter! My daughter held off on some of her first granddaughter's Christmas presents till we arrived a couple of days after Christmas. We were able to see all of her children (two daughters and a son) as we made our way back home.


As French photojournalist Alain Keler once said, “What remains of our memory if not a photograph?” To me, that quote says it all. While I shot a fair amount of images of my family while they were growing up, I have always felt I did not take enough photos of them. Capturing these images when I have a chance will, hopefully, bring a smile to my children and their children after I am gone.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Funny Face

Back when I was working for a small weekly newspaper, I often got lucky in capturing a unique, even funny, expression. Today, while shooting mainly my family, I still get lucky in capturing an expression, funny or embarrassing.
This is one of those images. My son and his family came over last week for dinner the week before Christmas. (Christmas is a busy day especially for him as he always has to spend a good portion of the day at work.) We were finishing up the meal and I started taking photos with my X100S with the WCL lens attached. This one is of my son, his son and his youngest daughter. His daughter's expression is one I did not see when I hit the shutter.
But the camera misses nothing so she gets caught all puckered up in this potentially embarrassing image as her brother mugs for the camera.



The more I use the WCL (giving a 28mm field of view) the more I like it. Still would probably like to get another X100S and permanently mount the TCL (50mm FOV) on it. That would give me a 'three lens' (28mm,35mm, & 50mm) setup.
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Street

Just a simple street scene from our visit to Antigua. This was down close to a market area that had not really opened up at the time. What initially caught my eye was the dog lying in the street. I had the wide conversion lens attached to my X100S giving a 28mm field of view.


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sea day!

A shot of the aft pool on Carnival Breeze on the 14th day of a 14-day cruise. Everyone was getting their last rays before heading home to winter in most places.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hip Shot!

Not sure what it is about this image that catches my eye. I like the contrast, the slight angle to the image, the background detail, the  - it just all works for me. This was shot with a Fuji X100S with the WCL-X100 adapter attached. BUT I forgot to change the conversion lens selection in the menu from "tele" to "wide" so the camera saw this as the 50mm focal length rather than 28mm focal length. Not sure what impact that has on the image but I still like it.
I set the camera to a focal distance of seven feet at f8 for a handheld hip shot.



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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sidewalk hacker

Grabbed this shot on the way back to ship in Antigua. Crewmembers know the best places to go in port for free wifi so they can communicate with the outside world on the cheap. Not sure if this young lady is a crewmember but since she was in the shopping area right off the pier, it is probably a pretty good bet.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

The Look!

Just got back from a 14-day cruise and have made an attempt to edit through the images. I was not real pleased with what I came back with but such is life. In retrospect, I just seem to be in a shooting funk.
This one is not too bad as I caught our team headwaiter and another passenger eyeballing each other one night.


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Too busy?

Sitting in my usual coffee shop drinking hot chocolate, I looked up and saw these people within a frame. At the time I thought I would be a good street image but, upon further reflection, it seems too busy with no particular main subject to focus on.


I do like the similar posture of the two guys on the left but neither keeps my attention. I wonder how I could make this better....
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Standing Room Only?

Just trying to see things a little different these days with the wide adapter in place on my X100S. I have seen this guy on several occasions at the coffee shop I frequent. When he first arrived, he took a table against the wall next to mine. Then he moved across the room when another table opened up (not sure why, I did take a shower that morning!). A little after his move, I noticed he was standing rather than sitting. Thought it made an interesting composition with the 28mm focal length.


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