Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Fuji ISO bracketing at Niagara Falls

A couple months ago I went to Niagara Falls for work.  I took the Fuji X100 along, and although I had almost no chance to shoot, I managed to fire these off from my hotel room.  Annoyingly, I somehow managed to get the camera on ISO bracketing, and it would peel off 3 shots at one stop over, one stop under and at the correct exposure.  It took me a while to get it off, but I eventually figured it out.  Interestingly, the shot of the Ferris Wheel is shot one stop under, and the Falls is shot one stop over.

 I also borrowed my friend's bike and a group of us rode from Niagara Falls to Fort Erie and Back - 42km all up!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Nikon 50mm f1.2 Ais on Nikon D600

My neighbour and I both have a common interest in photography, and although he is on the dark side (he owns a Canon 5D Mk2) we still have great chats.  A little while ago I was showing him the D600 with the Nikon 50mm f1.2 and got this shot of him.  I love the bokeh at f1.2 on full frame, and although he was still 5 or 6ft away, the lens is easily able to blur out the background.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Dallas Historical Buildings

On other thing that was cool about Dallas was some of the older and historical buildings in the downtown area.  On my way back I came across the old courthouse (Old Red), the Dallas County Auditor's Office,  and a building that was once the home of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas.  Very Cool.

The light was quite bright, so it made shooting a little tricky, but the results will still more than acceptable from the X-100.

Dallas County Auditor's Office

Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas building - Fuji X100

Old Red, Dallas - Fuji X100

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dallas Surprise and the Eerie Museum

About a month ago I woke up one Monday morning expecting to go to Ottawa for work, but ended up in Dallas instead!  A business trip down south that I had to cancel came alive again, and off I went.  I didn't end up with a whole lot of time, but having never been to Dallas before, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I ended up filling my only couple of spare hours at the Sixth Floor JFK Museum in the Dallas County Administration Building - where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK as he drove by in his motorcade. 

The place where Oswald actually shot JFK is sectioned off, but if you go to the 7th floor and stand in the same spot, you can see right through the trees to the 'X' on the street where JFK was when he was shot.  Very Eerie.   As the trees have grown up you no longer get this sight line on the sixth floor.  

Also eerie was the Police car standing only a few metres away from the scene when I shot this photo.  All in all, quite a strange experience.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sony RX-1 - Droooool....

In my previous post I wrote about my love for the 35mm focal length.  It is for this reason that I am quite in awe of Sony's new compact the RX-1.  It is a small camera, yet sports a full frame sensor and a 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss lens. Drool.....

So what's not to like?  Nothing.  Except for the fact it costs $2800!  Roughly the same price as a Nikon D800 body.  Cheap for a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron, sure, but that is still crazy dough.

Perhaps, the perfect night street shooter?  Probably.  Drooling resumed.....

Dallas, Dealey Plaza - Fuji X-100