First Images of 2014

There is nothing better than welcome a New Year with some photography. Here are our first images of 2014. Images below were shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 pared with a super-sharp XF 14mm F2.8 lens; processed in Irridient Developer 2.3 and Lightroom 5.   Playing with a new in-camera filter "miniature." JPEGs, straight from the [...]

Best Wishes

What a great finale to a great 2013 for Fuji X-series users! Fuji released firmware updates for Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji X-E1, Fuji X100s and all the lenses with a number of changes and improvements. For us, the key upgrade was for the Fuji X-Pro1, because it allows us to set the minimum shutter speed (we [...]

Shaniko – declared the wool capital of the world in 1900, Shaniko is now nearly a ghost town

Most travellers aim for the beautiful Oregon coast. After all, what could you see in inland Oregon?We thought the same way until on one of our trips we decided to take Route 97 instead of the more efficient but utterly boring Highway 5. Driving from the south we encountered the small but fascinating town of [...]

Don’t Sweat the Details but… – a non-scientific review of Iridient Developer

Disclaimer first. If you are wise enough to shoot JPEG only, if you don’t print larger than 12x18 or prefer to spend your time on what is really important in photography (light, composition, etc.) – enjoy the images below but please ignore the article. It is not going to do your photography any good. Quite [...]

California Dreaming with the X-series cameras

What a trip it was! Almost 10 days, 5,500 kilometres, three ghost towns, the Oregon Coast, San Francisco, Yosemite and lots in-between. Kasia and I had planned this trip for a long time. Some places we had visited before (Shaniko, Oregon Coast), while others (Bodie, Yosemite) were new for us. As usual with such a [...]