Paris in July

I’m a little behind in my blog posts. Summer has been ‘non-stop’, just the way I like it. In July I spent a few weeks at my family home in Normandy (see earlier post here). I was traveling with my two boys. They’ve spent every...

California Girls

FUJIFILM X-T1 (46.3mm, f/8, 1/600 sec, ISO200) California is about beaches. This is one our favourite. Carpinteria State Beach, about 10 miles east of Santa Barbara. Less fancy and busy than Santa Barbara. In one word: prefect. During our visit visit in the USA we...

Something Completely Different

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (13.2mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO500) We were still in Santa Barbara when it was time for lunch. I chance to break out of our burger routine. I love to travel in the USA. It is just great except for two things: food and...

Exploring Lake Como with the X-T2

By Darren Brogan Darren is a keen traveler and photography enthusiast from the town of Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland. For Darren, photography has always been a bit of a hobby and is closely intertwined with his passion for travel. As often as he...

Early Morning Pier

When in Santa Barbara the first way always leads to the pier. This is a busy except if you go there in the morning. We have been here many times before but we never had the pier for ourselves. To be honest it felt...

Elevated perspective

Sea planes and small cameras, a perfect match for aerial photography I have the good fortune, really good fortune, to travel by float (sea) plane on a regular basis between the provincial capital, Victoria, and Vancouver. My work takes me there, most often for...

Happy ISO 10.000 Meal!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO10000) I took this shot while we had breakfast at Carls Jr. It’s nothing special but it’s very special at the same time. I set aperture to f4 to allow for some depth of field but I didn’t recognise...

Driving On The Beach

SONY ILCE-6000 (18mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100) Only lunch time but we were tired. We visited the sea elephants in San Simeon before breakfast, walked the beach in Morro Bay and Pismo beach pier. Too tired to walk the beach again. No problem – we...

Do Not Feed Birds

FUJIFILM X-T1 (13.2mm, f/9, 1/400 sec, ISO200) The pier in Pismo Beach is one of my favourites. Why? Because it is still nothing but a pier. If you ever visited the piers in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara or Pier 39 in San Francisco you know...

Signs and Blue Skies

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (24mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO200) Same day just further down the road. Pismo beach. I nice little surf spot close to Santa Maria. Palm trees and blue skies. Sometimes life is simple. There is not much more to say. I just liked the...