The city was blessed with bright sunshine today (6th November) though judging by the images below you would not think that. However it got me out of the house and put me in the mood for a few hours schlepping around the West End of London.
October the UK, the nights are drawing in the weather is getting rather lousy, the opportunity for day time photography is limited. Time to take a different approach. Abstract petrol station at night.
I decided to revisit some of the photos that I took in Malaysia last year 2018. Taking photos of animals is not something I do very often, as you really need a very long lens to keep a reasonable distance from the subject. At the Batu Caves just on the edge of Kuala Lumper is a troop of monkeys that inhabit this religious site. They can be a touch feisty but if you keep your distance they don’t bother you too much. A couple of photos below.
For many people in the UK this week (end of Sept into early Oct), the weather has been rather unpleasant. Heavy rain with strong winds, in some parts of the country there is a lot of flooding and misery. Two images taken this week with two different cameras in two different weather conditions. The XP130 and the XE2s with the 35mm f2 lens (50mm equivalent in full frame terms). I purchased the XE2s secondhand to have as a “city sling it over your shoulder camera”. Considering its a three year old product it works rather well.
They say the best camera is the one you have with you.
Having tried several times to take my Z6 & the EM1X with me to work on my bike through central London. I was constantly nervous about damaging my kit, so last week I took the plunge and purchased a Fuji XP130. A Waterproof, shockproof and apparently you can drop it from several feet and the little fellow should still work like a trooper. It produces rather contrasty images which are very well suited to black and white.
So how does a cheap £100 Fuji XP130 perform ?
Much better than you think.
The photos presented here are not meant to be a wonderful work of art, more matter of fact presentation. We were heading into Londons Piccadilly area to see a contemporary tap dancing show (think Michel Flatley with a twist) which on reflection was quite good.
All images taken on Saturday the 14th September.
I’m generally an early bird, staggering into the kitchen to make a cuppa this morning (Saturday 7th Sept) a quick glance out of the window….I was faced with a difficult decision – tea or photo ? – I threw some clothes on and grabbed the Z6. The morning air was fresh, subtle hues of the early morning light contrast with the almost razor sharp black line of the horizon fed the photo addiction for another week.