Here are more photographs from our trip to France this past July. I continue to slowly go through my captures.
These photos only hint at how amazing it is to be in Sainte-Chapelle. I know a more accomplished photographer would have come away with something that was a better representation of the grandeur of the gothic cathedral, but these bring back the memories of being there for me.
This morning I went for a walk with my camera. Come follow along…
I decided to go out with just the X-T2, the 35 f2, an extra battery and use the ACROS+R film simulation. These are the lightly post-processed jpegs.
In Paris it was hot and we walked 70 miles in six days. While I liked the range of the 18-55mm lens, I found it was too heavy for me. I was surprised because it is really not a weighty lens. In addition to the heat, my choice of a slim camera strap may have been the source of the problem.
Since we returned, I have been thinking about a smaller camera. Then I use the Fujifilm X-T2 again and it feels good in my hands. The viewfinder is so much better than the more smaller cameras I have used in the past.
I decided to go back to prime lenses. The f 2 series of Fujifilm lens are small and light. I will just have to get over my aversion to changing lenses on the go. I have the 35mm and 50mm. I plan to buy the 23mm. These lenses in the small 5L Peak Design sling bag will be light and give me a range of focal lengths I am comfortable using.
I have for a long time felt I could not see any good photographs to take. I thought I broke out of the slump in France (more trip photos will be posted here), but it seemed to return upon coming home.
This past week I read Daido Moriyama’sHow I Take Photographs and was inspired by his snapshot philosophy. While I don’t see or photograph like him, I followed his advice to go out and take photos.
Today’s efforts are not art, but I am happy with them.