I’m just back from a road trip to the rural Alberta and the Canadian Rockies. On these trips I try to shoot classic landscape images but also indulge my take on travel photography, which is often influenced by my street photography. I had the Fujifilm GFX100, shooting mostly from the hand (sorry tripod lovers). Over the next few weeks I will share my images and thoughts about the camera and the trip. Here is one of the first images.
When I travel, I like to visit small rural towns for the beauty of the raw visuals but also to meet the local inhabitants. We stopped at the bakery in Warner, a small community north of Lethbridge and I met Kayla, who sold freshly baked goods. She offered me the best muffin I have ever had in my life.
When I was driving through rural Alberta, I noticed a shack, a small house sitting in a field against a distant mountain range. With the dramatic sky I just had to take this shot, which quickly became one of my favourites from this trip. I took this image with the GFX100 in hand and couldn’t believe how sharp the frame is. The IBIS system really works well, freeing me from a tripod. It is going to be hard to shoot with any other medium format camera without the IBIS system.
I will publish more images shortly. Next week, I am heading to Amsterdam where I will be leading the creative street photography workshop with my friend Tomasz of Fujilove. I am looking forward to having a great time together and meet many new photographic friends from all around the world.