nature

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Photos August 2017

July has been very slow in terms of photography, among other things because I spent a couple of days in the hospital for an appendectomy and then some more days recuperating.
In August, on the other hand, I spent as much time outside and with my camera as possible.

For one there was the annual "Schueberfouer" fair in Luxembourg city and I got this nice snapshot out of it.

Brightly lit funfair ride shot against the night sky

I went hiking a lot and especially enjoyed the various patterns and structures nature creates.

Large number of small mushroom on a tree stump

Timder fungus on a tree

Rough tree bark in the sunset

Of course, I always had our dogs with us and this led to me shooting some of my favourite pictures of Bijou. The first two because they're just pretty portraits of this amazing dog, the third one because she looks wonderfully derpy in it.

Headshot of Bijou in a field of wild flowers

Portrait of Bijou walking along a log, half of her face hidden in shadow from the light of a setting sun

Portrait of Bijou sitting on a log awkwardly and looking like Goofy

Photos May 2017

It was such a beautifully sunny month and I spent a lot of time outside with friends and our dogs

Luna

Eyes always on the stick…
… always.

Mika's two modes

Happy hunter…
… sleepy puppy.

The gang

Please break! Seriously, I was afraid these two were going to crash into me.
Dylan and Lenny like playing rough.

My Bijou

A few impressions of nature

Photos March 2017

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.

Close-ups

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.

Animals

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.

Dylan

Photos January 2017

A month that started pretty meager in terms of photography but ended with a bang. At the end of January it was time for the annual company conference, which we spend it on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. This time I took a few days in Miami and Fort Lauderdale beforehand and visited the Everglades National Park.

A friend and I went there fairly early in the morning and rented two bicycles to take a 16-mile round course. It was great and I really want to do it again.

I crouched before this one about two metres away. I had never seen an alligator in the wild before and this was an absolute treat.

This dove was walking on the top deck of the ship like it owned the place. It was very cute.

Dove on deck

I never had a shot from a plane window come out this nice.

Photos November 2016

I took less photos in November than in October but got in a few nice shots. I had bought the Fujifilm XF23mmF2 R WR because I was curious if it could replace the XF23mmF1.4 R for me. It didn't but it's definitely a fun lens and a weather-sealed, compact 23 mm lens (35 mm in full-frame equiv.) is a beautiful thing.

Mushrooms on a log