52 Week Challenge – Week 6

This image is a week late, but I could not post it until the bride and groom had seen the photos I shot last Saturday. This is one of my favourites, as the young flower girls anxiously await the bride.

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Fujifilm X-T1 | 50-140 f2.8 R LM OIS WR at 87mm | 1000 ISO | 1/125 sec. @ f2.8

52 Week Challenge – Week 5

The weather conspired against me this week, so this image pretty much sums up my experience, shooting a landscape through the windshield of the car. Classic Chrome film simulation and edited in Lightroom.

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Fujifilm X-T1 | XF23mm f2 R WR | ISO 640 | 1/60 sec. @ f8

52 Week Challenge – Week 4

I hadn’t really shot anything this week that I felt was worth posting. I’d had this idea of shooting abstract reflections on a wet street for weeks now, so here at the very end of my shooting week are some samples. These are all jpegs using the Velvia film simulation and shot with Fujifilm X-T1 | 50-140 f2.8 R LM OIS WR

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My 52 Week Challenge

I haven’t been shooting enough, period. Yes, I take plenty of photos on my vacations and at cycling events, but there are periods of time where I’ve shot nothing. Lately I’ve read some blogs notably by Patrick La Roque, Olaf Sztaba, Thomasz Trzebiatowski (Fujilove) and Ian MacDonald and they have collectively inspired me to get out and shoot every week. I thought about a 365 day challenge but decided on “baby steps”. I live in a beautiful city with visual opportunities at every turn, and as Patrick La Roque and many others have proven, one can find inspiration very close to home. So, here goes:

Week 1 – A Pile of Rocks

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Fujifilm X-T1 | 16mm f1.4 | ISO 200 | f8 @ 1/5 sec.

I found this little stream amongst a jumble of rocks  The driftwood logs tossed on the rocks during a winter storm frame the stream as it makes it’s way to the sea.  See image below:

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