Don’t leave the house without a camera – you never know what you will encounter.

Yesterday I was helping my friend to shoot his movie in downtown Vancouver (I will update you about this exciting project later). While filming the final scenes of the day I noticed that a gap in the clouds allowed the setting sun to create a type of light I always look for: warm, diffused with beautiful blues and oranges. Fortunately I had my light and handy Fuji X-Pro1 with me and I started shooting. Since we were in one of the high-rises with a stunning view of the downtown, I was able to sneak my Fuji camera through a small window opening and take some shots. As we started shooting, the light got better and better with each minute. Then we ran outside and were able to capture Vancouver at its best in unique lighting conditions.

If I still had the big SLR I probably wouldn’t have taken it with me to the movie shoot. Now with the Fuji X100 and Fuji X-Pro1 I ALWAYS have a camera on hand.

In the past I have often encountered a great photo opportunity only to realize I didn’t have a camera with me. Not any more.

Here are the shots. All images were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and Fujinon XF 18mm F2 lens. Processed in Lightroom 4.


©  Olaf Sztaba Photography. All Rights Reserved.

7 thoughts on “Don’t leave the house without a camera – you never know what you will encounter.

  1. Olaf, these are superb. very beautiful. vancouver at its best. almost surreal, lights make everything different.

  2. Fantastic photos…do you post process your X-pro images ? I have the x100 which works fine with my software, what do you use for the X-Pro- in camera, external software, or JPG out of camera?

    1. I shoot RAW and process my images in Lightroom 4 (mostly contrast and highlight adjustments). For sharpening I use NIK Sharpener Pro.

      Thank you for visiting and all the best.


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