02 Aug An evening at the Jersey shore

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A few years ago, I purchased a Konica FS-1 on Facebook marketplace. It was a cheap kit, with several third-party lenses, a cable release, and a messenger bag. I made this purchase before I knew much about photography at all. At the time, it was the 50mm prime lens that appealed to me most.

I knew if I went the Fujifilm route, that I could adapt a vintage lens with a relatively cheap adapter. I had no idea that the 50mm f/1.7 would stay in my camera bag at all times, or that my all-time favorite and most durable camera bag would be that cheap marketplace find.

Fuji X-T20 . Konica Hexanon AR 50mmF1.7 . f/2 . 1/80″ . ISO 1600 – Manasquan, New Jersey Fuji X-T20 . Konica Hexanon AR 50mmF1.7 . f/4 . 1/125″ . ISO 800

Along with its appalling property taxes, corruption, and Danny DeVito, New Jersey residents have the luxury of all four seasons. We encounter bitter cold in the winter, colorful foliage in the fall, and get to see sleepy beach communities come to life every summer. If you can manage to find a place to park, summer in The Garden State can be a pretty magical diamond in the rough.

I always look forward to the summer for one main occurrence, lightning storms along the coast. I have always tried my hardest to shoot the stormy weather year-round, focusing on building landscape skills by drawing inspiration from many

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