Friday, January 10, 2020

Fuji's 55-200mm saves the day.

Recently, I stumbled upon an opportunity to photograph some commerical jets on the tarmac at sunrise and sunset.  I only had the Fuji's 55-200mm zoom with me. When I'm packing my camera outfit and don't really think I'll need a really long lens, I usually toss this lens into my kit bag -- just in case. Being able to stretch out my focal length to an equivalent of 300mm has often saved the day for me. 

I took all the photos below with the Fuji X-H1 with the thought of doing some graphic manipulation work later in Photoshop.  Everything was done hand-held with some ISO's pushed up to 1600 to achieve higher shutter speeds for stopping the action. 






  





Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dawning of a new year

My new favorite Fuji lens is the 16-80mm f/4. I take it everywhere. It covers a really practical focal range that has me leaving everything else at home. Plus it's 5-stop image stabilization works miracles with short shutter speeds. 

This photo was taken at dawn at 1/8th second exposure to blur the waves. 


To increase the flare and enhance the colors, I intentionally over-exposed this shot taken directly into the rising sun.