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...

USA again – Where to start?

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (37.6mm, f/9, 1/450 sec, ISO200) Maybe with some gear talk and some statistics. Here are the lenses that I took with me this time: XF 10-24/4 R OIS XF 16-55/2.8 R LM WR XF 55-200/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS XF 100-400/4.5-5.6 R LM WR OIS XF...

A Dead Shark but No Lions

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO320) Pier 39 is a famous tourist spot. There is even a Hard Rock Cafe which is always a sign that you are at the very centre of tourism. There is nothing wrong with that of course. Tourist spots are popular...

555 – Found What I’m Looking For?

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 (192.9mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO200) Blog post number 555. I never thought that I will keep this thing running for such a long time. Time to look back and ahead. I started this blog in 2012, almost 7 years ago. At that time I just...

San Francisco Blues

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO4000) The blue hour is always special but it’s magic when you are in a beautiful city in a high rise building. That’s why I sometimes just look out of the window and watch the sky to get dark and the...