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...

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...

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...

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...

Wish We Were Here

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (55mm, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO320) This year we didn’t spend our vacation in the USA, unlike the last four years. I already miss it but I’m not done posting picture from our trip in 2016. After the early morning with the sea elephants...

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...

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...