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...

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...

Why Fuji? Which Fuji? What Lenses?

FUJIFILM X-T1 (35.8mm, f/10, 1/3 sec, ISO200) Since I switched to digital in 2002 I shot Nikon, Canon and Sony. In 2011 I bought a Fuji X100. This year I finally sold my last pieces of “non-Fuji” photo gear. Here I try to explain what happened and...

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...

Prime Time at the Taj Mahal

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO200) There are places one should visit at least once in his lifetime. Like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal. The difference is that the Taj is made by men. There are many fantastic examples of what nature is capable...

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....

No One Speaks English But Nothing Is Broken

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO1250) It was 11am and I was ready to leave my hotel in Osaka. Less than three hours after my plane landed in Japan. Since I had only this day for sightseeing I had no time to lose. My first...