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.
6 thoughts on “On the road with the GFX100”
Really appreciate your landscape work as well as your street photography. You have an ability to make very simple compositions (like the first in this series, and the old barn image before the mountains) have great emotional feel. Really looking forward to seeing the others when you can get to them. Well done!
Beautiful pictures, such lovely tones and colours.
Love the photo of the shack. Beautiful!
Outstanding compositions! I look forward to seeing the rest of this series.
Beautiful pictures Olaf ! I love Kayla’s portrait.
These are great photos Olaf! I love the many contrasts in the shack photo. I also liked how you captured the personality of Kayla, the muffin gal. I bet she was just as sweet as the muffin was!