No Fairytale in Mumbai

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/210 sec, ISO200) Last time in Mumbai this was the view from my hotel room: A slum. Not the first time but this one was different. Mumbai is one of the biggest cities in the world with a population of more...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

FUJIFILM X-T1 (25.4mm, f/8, 1/7 sec, ISO200) I know sometimes I use too many words in my blog post. But not this time! In this article I will keep it short. I will describe the good, the bad and the ugly of the primes  from...

Do It!

In good light even the ordinary looks special. Like this street scene on a sunny evening in Seoul, Korea. Of course I had to take pictures. People passing by on their way back home. The sun lit yellow brick building with the orange advertising...

The Wrong Palace

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/340 sec, ISO200) An early evening in Seoul, Korea. I left my hotel to visit a palace but ended up in a different one. It was still great! What happened? I admit that I should have studied the map more carefully....

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...

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...

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...