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...

Elephant Seals and Mustangs

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (134.5mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO200) There is a big reason to visit San Simeon. Or better there are hundreds of them. Big and fat reasons. This is probably the best places to see elephant seals up close but it is for sure the most...

Drive South

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (63.8mm, f/9, 1/450 sec, ISO200) From Monterrey to San Simeon. Direction South on Highway number 1. Leave the clouds behind. This is a fantastic stretch of road! US highways as we know them from our trips in the South West are long, lonely roads that are...

Small Is Beautiful

FUJIFILM X-T1 (200mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO200) There is some real beauty in small things. As I’m growing older that’s especially true for camera equipment. Of course I’m still not ready to dumb my camera gear and shoot everything with my iPhone but I’m also not willing...

Jakarta Sunset

I have to admit it the picture above is cropped. Heavily cropped to be more precise. Here is the original shot. Maybe this answers the question wether 24 Megapixels are enough. I cropped out a small portion and still ended up with a 6 MP image....

Swimming in a Fishbowl

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO2500) Before I went to Japan for the first time it was clear to me that I had to come here. The Kaiyukan, the Aquarium in Osaka, one of the biggest Aquariums in the world. I love aquariums but the real...

The Open Sea

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/1.4, 1/80 sec, ISO3200) The real reason to visit Monterey is to visit the aquarium. And the reason to visit the aquarium is the big tank. I have been there before twice but every time I come close to Monterey I have to come...

Mobile Imaging Workflow

There’s no denying that technology has advanced over the recent years, in particular, mobile phones. Some of the flagship phones today have amazing camera capabilities and in some instances, sharing the same technology found in entry level DSLRs. Apps have also improved over the recent...

Standing at the Arabian Sea

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/2.8, 1/6000 sec, ISO200) Standing at the sea is special. Standing at the sea in the winter feeling a warm breeze is magic. I took those shots early December in Mumbai, India. Close to Nariman point looking across Back Bay. In the background Raj Bhavan...

Yodobashi Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/6.4, 1/340 sec, ISO200) I can’t remember exactly the time when I felt like that. I guess I was five and I was inside a toyshop. As soon as I entered I was in a new world. Yodobashi Camera. The biggest camera store in the world....