04 Jun X-Pro Tour- Final and BEST Days in France

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X-Pro Tour- Final and BEST Days in France 3rd June 2016 written by Joel Wolfson X-Pro Tour Final and Best Days in France

This is a case of being in a place long enough to see your everyday surroundings in a different light. I went to the boulangerie (bakery) every morning to get a fresh baguette. This is part of the facade of row houses, one of which I was staying in. After a few weeks the town and neighborhood grew on me.  I wanted to capture that nice warm feel. On this morning I got some beautiful painterly clouds along with sweet light on the facade- then I just waited for one of the birds flying around the dormer to hit the right spot in my frame. Voila! I used the Velvia setting on the X-Pro2 with RF viewing. Fujinon 18-55mm zoom at 38mm (56mm FF equiv.) f8.0, 1/500 sec. ISO 400.

Au revoir to France for 2016. I was in France close to a month, staying in the same town, in a home in a residential neighborhood. After a couple weeks it became familiar and comfortable. My 3 ½ year old daughter referred to it as “our new home.” I always had my camera on me, no matter where I went. I developed some routines, like going to the bakery every morning for fresh bread and taking my daughter for hot chocolate while I sipped my noissette (espresso with a touch of milk, like a macchiato in…

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