Yes, it’s Springtime in the northeast USA. It has also been a while since I’ve been out and about with my camera to simply take some photos. And I have to tell you, it feels good after what was a mild winter, but a winter nonetheless.
Although I was shooting some spring blossoms here and there, which is almost a ritual every year to get me back in the groove, I really haven’t stepped out for the sole purpose of photography for some time. I have a ton of ideas this year and I hope they can come to fruition. It will be a matter of time and place and I hope they are in synch at least once in a while.
So, a beautiful day for a drive and my wife suggested we drive to the park and see if they have any flowers in bloom. A simple enough subject that doesn’t move too much and will help me ease into shooting objects. The flowers and blossoms were out, to a degree, but not too spectacular. Of course I have no fear and always take such things as a challenge anyhow. Throw in the fact that my ultra wide-angle and telephoto zoom lenses are both in for repair, I narrowed my challenge even more. I had only my Fujinon 18-55 and 35mm F1.4 lenses on my Fujifilm X-T10. Decent glass by any measure but I couldn’t go for the extremes. I probably missed the telephoto zoom more than anything but in the end I am happy with what I shot.
Although I really want to get back into the black and white groove, the Fuji colors keep pulling me in. Or maybe it’s just the post winter wonder of seeing actual color in the landscape. I do have a few black and white flower shots from today that I’ll share next post.
I know it’s been a while but see you next time around!