Olympic Mountains from Renton

So I wanted to get some photography in today, and I saw the Olympics when I was out and about, so I went to my local spot (the baseball field behind the middle school up the street from our place) and snapped about seven shots to stitch together for this image. I’m not particularly pleased with it – would have been better if it had been in the morning instead of noonish, but that’s when I was ready. Enjoy.

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Olympic Mountains from Renton Washington.

35mm f1.4 test

Christmas Eve I decided to try shooting all evening without flash, using only available light. As expected, many of the shots are a bit off – white balance is very touchy with such low light. But the cat was sitting in the perfect location, and was very tolerant of my presence just a couple of feet away. I snapped a dozen before he became annoyed enough to move away. This turned out to be my favorite:

Fuji X-T1 with 35mm f1.4 lens.

Shot at f1.4 @ 1/60 second, hand held, available light.

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Fuji X-T1

I took the Fuji X-T1 to Mexico this year and it did great. But how does it do on the kinds of shots I usually get around home. Well on the way out of the office yesterday, I spied this Cormorant parked in the slough, so I stole over there and shot a few before the rain started. I can’t say much for the overall appeal of the image, but the camera sure did its part!

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