Living in a Digital World

May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

My lovely wife gave me my Father’s Day gift a little early — a nice Fuji X100s — it’s digital, and I have to say that after shooting just 100 frames I LOVE it! It’s going to take a little getting use to — but here’s the thing — We have two digital SLR’s in our house — both 5D’s — one of the first model – and the other one is the Mark II, I think — both wonderful cameras — both make great images – BUT – I hate using them. I’m a rangefinder kind of guy – or something like a Rolleiflex — I just like something easy to shoot with. The X100s is like that — very easy to shoot with – and I like the images the camera produces — maybe not as nice as what I get from the 5D’s — but right now I’m just shooting jpeg’s — and I’m loving what I’m seeing. I think this image was shot at ISO 6400 or 3200 — crazy good for a jpeg — (sorry for the techno mumbo jumbo — but I know some people read this who are trying to figure out a simpler way to keep a running photo history of their family – choosing the right camera in this day and age can be overwhelming)…

Anyway — I love this image of Mae. The guys showed up to re-roof the garage — we were running late — it’s about 38F outside — it’s snowing just north of us — and Mae wants to have a discussion around her birthday party coming up in November… That’s so Mae — it’s all about HER world…