Something Completely Different

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (13.2mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO500) We were still in Santa Barbara when it was time for lunch. I chance to break out of our burger routine. I love to travel in the USA. It is just great except for two things: food and...

Early Morning Pier

When in Santa Barbara the first way always leads to the pier. This is a busy except if you go there in the morning. We have been here many times before but we never had the pier for ourselves. To be honest it felt...

Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO320) There are places you have to visit. They come on top of every travel guide. So don’t be surprised if you are not the only one. On my second business trip to Japan I extended my stay for...

Happy ISO 10.000 Meal!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO10000) I took this shot while we had breakfast at Carls Jr. It’s nothing special but it’s very special at the same time. I set aperture to f4 to allow for some depth of field but I didn’t recognise...

Do Not Feed Birds

FUJIFILM X-T1 (13.2mm, f/9, 1/400 sec, ISO200) The pier in Pismo Beach is one of my favourites. Why? Because it is still nothing but a pier. If you ever visited the piers in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara or Pier 39 in San Francisco you know...

Signs and Blue Skies

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (24mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO200) Same day just further down the road. Pismo beach. I nice little surf spot close to Santa Maria. Palm trees and blue skies. Sometimes life is simple. There is not much more to say. I just liked the...

Wish We Were Here

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (55mm, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO320) This year we didn’t spend our vacation in the USA, unlike the last four years. I already miss it but I’m not done posting picture from our trip in 2016. After the early morning with the sea elephants...

In The Dutch Mountains

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (121.8mm, f/8, 1/850 sec, ISO200) You are right. That’s not the Netherlands. Regarding landscape it is the exact opposite. A long time ago I read a book by Cees Nooteboom. The title of its english translation: In the Dutch Mountains. It’s also a...

Better than the Taj Mahal!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/750 sec, ISO200) If you travel a lot you have the chance to see great places. Most of them are well known but sometimes you find something special. Everybody knows the Taj Mahal. It’s iconic. Even if you never had the...

Seoul – Osaka – Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO200) What a trip! Korea and Japan. Here is a first look. Three images from Seoul, three from Osaka and three pictures taken in Tokyo. Last year I visited Japan for the very first time. I had less than a...