Snapshots From Portsmouth

While we’re officially headed for the colder months of the year, I flicked through the pictures taken during a break this Summer.

From blue to yellow, here are some snapshots of Portsmouth during the Victorious Festival.

Green Is The Colour

Being already content with the pictures made with Helios-44M lens on the Canon DSLR, I wasn’t expecting to see the surprising results I had with the same lens on the Fuji X-T20.

The level of details and smoothness are amazing. The camera’s manual focus is clever, easy to use and I look forward to use this magic combination more.

While the autumnal colours are still my favourites, the flourishing plants in the garden are a feast for the eyes.

Click through the photo gallery to see the fullscreen pictures.

The Change of Seasons Project is Finished

For months, almost daily, I took pictures with my mobile phone of my commute to work. Some of them are published on my Instagram account. I wanted to have a recollection of the views, always the same but always changing.

The project started in July 2016 and finished in June 2017.

Ditton Meadows, October 2016
Ditton Meadows, October 2016

Around March I lost a few pictures, while January and February weren’t the most prolific months.

Ditton Meadows, November 2016
Ditton Meadows, November 2016

Focussing on one project for an entire year – and limiting it with the use of the phone camera only – has proven difficult to me. Could be a coincidence, but at some point I lost interest in it, and tried to bring back my photography enthusiasm by pointing my lens to the small details around me.

Stourbridge Common, May 2017
Stourbridge Common, May 2017

See all the pictures on the project page.

About Fuji and Changing Mindset

Just over one week ago, I bought a Fuji X-T20.

The main reason for me to switch from an entry level Canon DSLR to a mirrorless and much more expensive camera, was to carry less weight around. After reading the manual and, most of all, articles explaining the experiences and settings of other people, I realised that the little camera would make a deeper change in the way I take and process my pictures.

Soap Bubbles
Soap Bubbles
Last weekend I visited Edinburgh, where I had the chance to see a photo of mine at the Shutter Hub Open exhibition at Retina Festival. The occasion was perfect to try out the new entry.

After some thinking, I’ve decided to make good use of the help the camera can give me: Continue reading “About Fuji and Changing Mindset”