17 Nov A Chilly October Day – A Walk With the Fuji 16mm F1.4

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Recently I’ve taken stock of the lenses that have been collecting dust. Surprisingly, I noticed that I hadn’t shot with the Fuji XF16mm F1.4 lens in a long, long time. So, when my family decided to go out on a chilly October day to get some fresh air, I grabbed the lens in order to refresh my mind on a focal length I used to use quite often.

Through the years I’ve changed shooting styles, as many of us have, and there was a time when I would photograph almost everything with a wide-angle lens. I’d use 24mm or 35mm quite often with my landscape work; it was the way I most often saw the world around me.

Recently, however, I’ve been using telephoto lenses to photograph the land around me. This was probably inspired by photographing with Kurt Johnson, a nature and landscape photographer in Omaha, Nebraska who often uses telephoto lenses to tell the story of the Nebraska countryside.

So – I grabbed my 16mm and headed out the door with my family, spending about an hour at the park as I casually snapped away, taking stock of a focal length I hadn’t used in a while.

I had forgotten how powerful the 16mm lens was in the way it allowed me to be a storyteller. I was able to get much closer than I’ve been used to lately, and the physical proximity to the world around me helped me to see the fall landscape with

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