|I have already ordered an X-E2 so I included the X-E1 on this trip for sentimental reasons, thinking it might be my last serious outing with it.|
It was interesting to me that while I had two very different cameras with me, I didn't find a conflict in the choice of which one to use. They complemented each other, each serving a different purpose. In my next post I will publish the images taken with the D800. I haven't processed them yet, but I suspect they will have a different look and feel.
|I used a polarizing filter to deepen the sky and water as well as to bring out the saturated colors in the autumn leaves.|
|The woods next to where Thoreau had his cabin.|
|I found the full color palette of this scene unusually striking, especially the purple hues.|
I can't think of a better way to end this one year photo journey of mine than the same way it began, with Thoreau's most famous introductory quote to the book on his Walden experience.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, or Life in the Woods"
Check out the next blog post showing how differently the same scene appears when photographed with a Nikon D800.