This is absolutely delightful and the saying, "I'm not crying, YOU'RE CRYING!" is totally warranted here.
It was such a beautifully sunny month and I spent a lot of time outside with friends and our dogs
Mika's two modes
A few impressions of nature
I can't believe how many pictures I shot in this month that I really wanted to keep and even print. Picking stuff to publish was even harder which is why I'm going to group the pictures in two sections; close-ups and animals.
I had bought the Fujifilm 16 mm macro extension ring again after having returned it once before. The first time around I simply didn't know how to approach shooting with it but after some reading and really just having walks with close-ups in mind, it clicked.
The first picture in here still classifies as a close-up, being shot with the macro extension ring and the XF90mmF2 R WR but it's also the picture of a bumble bee butt that I was super happy to capture.
Many of the vineyards around here have dry stone walls which serve as perfect homes for various critters and this little lizard is one of them.
And almost no photo post of mine is complete without a few pictures of dogs. The first picture must be one of my favourite shots of all time, capturing what is in my mind, the most photogenic dog I know. He's absolutely clueless and kind but was very patient with me.
I love dogs, I believe that we humans don't deserve these amazing companions, and I'm also acutely aware that when considering a husky as a family member, you have to take into account how communicative they can be.
So without further ado, I present the husky fire alarm:
I can't stop laughing about this picture. The expression on each husky's face is priceless.
I’m tempted to do this every time.
I know the feeling. My dog isn't fond of me when I do this but it's so damn tempting.
I'm inching closer to September 2016 with my snapshot posts. Quick as a snail.
Walking the dogs always gives you the nicest opportunities to test out camera features like continuous focus. These two were running full speed at me and the camera tracked Bijou (the big one) very well considering I was shooting in dim light at ƒ/2 with the XF56mmF1.2 R.
Cold weather? Check
Dim light at dusk? Check
Shallow depth of field? Check
I do enjoy taking photos like this.
Favourite pastime for the dogs: sleeping. They just look too darn cute when they're exhausted from a long walk.
I saw this scene, rushed home with the dog, grabbed my tripod and camera, and ran back hoping the moon hadn't wandered too to get this shot.
This is another one of those pictures that perfectly captures Mika's character. She's lying in the bean bag chair, completely relaxed, looking like she owns it.
Considering that she's a rescue from Romania where she lived off trash and meat scraps for a long time, she's become quite the diva.
I'll need to publish these photo posts more often, so I can catch up to the current month at some point :D
January was a pretty quiet month in terms of photography until I went to a company conference but the conference will get its own post.
This photo happened during an early look at the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the XF100-400 tele zoom lens, I was lucky to get.
I rarely use the Classic Chrome film simulation but I feel that this shot came out really nice, benefitting from the slightly subdued blue tones.
And that last one is the obligatory dog picture. This time of a very sleepy Mika who really doesn't like being told not to sleep on the bed.