Posts Tagged With: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Fuji X-E1 and the 18mm f2 lens

And a little Pano Mode trick…

Fuji 18mm f2 Lens

Fuji 18mm f2 Lens

Since getting my 18mm f2 lens, it has hardly come off the Fuji. It is so small and light and the IQ of this lens is amazing… It is the equivalent of 27mm in Full Frame and seems just about perfect as an all rounder lens. I can get great landscape shots, but it also doubles as a really nice portrait lens too… especially for groups shots. If you want just head and shoulder shots the 35mm f1.4 is better, as you don’t need the get right in the face of your subject, but the 18mm will do if that’s all you have. I also really enjoy using the 18mm in pano mode.. I have worked out a little trick that is cool… instead of setting the Pano direction left to right or vice versa (horizontal sweep) I set it from top to bottom (Vertical Sweep) then flip the camera into portrait and shoot left to right. It gives a much better result!

Today’s iCandy – Bridge View

even on a grey day in Sydney there is iCandy everywhere….

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Sunkissed Bridge

Working on my Composition

Photography is like anything else, having the right tools is a good start but is not enough to succeed, you also need to be able to compose the scene. There is always the rule of thirds, that even some very well known photographers will tell you is just another rule that was made to be broken! What I do know is that sometimes I just manage to get a great shot, and I am getting better a picking out what the best composition is going to be. I love the iPhone for helping me with my composition, as I will take the pic on my iPhone and have a look before I set up the tripod and put any effort into taking the real shot.

the daily pic – Sunkissed Bridge

This is definitely one of my favourite pics to date. I took this on Easter Sunday, I got up at 4:45am with a plan to head to La Perouse, when I was nearing the city I could see the cloud cover and decided to head to observatory hill instead and take a couple of hours to wander around and take some pics, basically scouting spots for the future. I was actually walking back to the car when I saw this opportunity to take this pic… I hope you like it! I have just ordered it on a HUGE canvas print for my wall…

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