It’s the End of the World as We Know it

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO200) Cherry blossom season in Seoul, Korea. No I haven’t traveled there recently. I took those images a year ago when life was still normal. Now everything has changed. Because of a virus. Covid19 better known by its street...

Slow Train Coming

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/2.8, 1/3800 sec, ISO200) I just returned from Japan. My seventh trip. I still discover something new every time I go there. This time it was so cold that I bought a cheap down jacket and a hat at Uniqlo on the...

Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO250) On my first trip to Japan I flew to Osaka and the train station was the first place I went. Mainly because I assumed that there are many restaurants. I was right about the restaurants. There are plenty...

Downbound Train

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/170 sec, ISO200) An escalator lifts you from downtown LA to a big office park with modern skyscrapers, cafes and a small resting area with water and plants. Like an oasis in the desert. Downtown LA has seen much better days....

Bighorns and a Big Lens

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (301.1mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO200) Sometimes all you need is luck and a long lens. And to stand up early helps too. This is our third time in the Valley of Fire State Park and the second time that we had the chance...

The Future of Photography

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO400) Photography always played an important part in my life. Just like music and HiFi. But both hobbies seem to be endangered today. What happened? About 12 years ago Apple introduced the iPhone. A mobile phone that looked radically different...

The Times The Are a-Changin’

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec, ISO1000) DMZ. For most people those three letters don’t say much. Except if they are from Korea or if they, like me, have visited the country. DMZ means demilitarised zone and describes the border in between South Korea and...

Fast Train

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO1000) Since I moved to the country side I don’t ride trains a lot anymore. Where I live you need a car to get around. There is one exception though. When I’m in Japan I always take the train....

Space Oddity

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO1250) Sometimes it is simple. Be at the right place at the right time. Then all you have to do is to push the shutter button. This spaceship like object is the design museum in Dongdaemun in Seoul, South Korea designed...

Brand New Day in LA

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/480 sec, ISO200) The sky is cloudless and blue, there are palm trees everywhere and the car beside my is a Dodge Challenger in bright yellow. Life is good! We are finally in the USA again. This time we are in the South...