Somedays, most days if I’m truthful, I just prefer to walk with a small, lighter weight camera and lens combination. These days that would be my X-Pro2 with the 18mm lens which is an effective 28mm focal length. It is an older, noisy focusing lens, but it does the job and I like the focal length when I can also get up close enough to static subjects. I find that it makes a nice documentary lens. I should use it more often. I wish Fujifilm would update the lens with a quieter focusing motor and make it weather resistant.
If I had more use for this focal length; i.e. if I went anywhere worth documenting what I saw, I would probably buy a small pocket camera with this focal length … maybe the Ricoh GRIII camera, especially if I wanted to make B&W images.
Today is the last day of a good old fashioned book sale at Homewood at Plum Creek.
Friday evening I made some new pictures of the Homewood at Plum Creek band. Homewood will get the color versions so I made one in B&W just for this post.
I took advantage of the good weather yesterday to make some images of the smaller cottages here at Homewood at Plum Creek. Some prefer the newer larger Villas but I think the cottages encourage more social interactions and friendliness among the residents.
By the way, Homewood at Plum Creek has a nice website which has lots of information, like the floor plans, etc. along with lots of pictures.
I finally took my recent X-H1 camera for a walk to check it out and refine some of the settings. It was a cool morning with temperatures in the lower 50s. The Morning Glories were not yet fully open.
I was just scanning through the photographers that I follow in Instagram when I realized that the vast majority of them mostly publish B&W images. Is that an “age thing” … an affinity for those around my age, or much older, to mostly prefer B&W? It could be, but many are also younger. The unusual thing with me is that I can only remember one B&W image that I made back in my point & shoot film days. I took more, but they have been lost over the years.
I live in the present. Every year I remove my digital pictures from my computer and move then to one of an assortment of hard drives. My organization and keeping of them is almost nonexistent, that is except for those which were published on this website of mine.
For those who are new to my website, you can go to the upper right corner at the top of my website and click on “category”. That will drop down a menu, mostly by location, that will bring up the posts for just that category; i.e., pick Tunisia and only the posts that I made using pictures I took in Tunisia will be displayed. Note, the categories are not exclusively by location. Over time I have tried other ways of sorting posts.
If you are wondering what brought on this post, it happened as I was thinking about what I might make pictures of this winter. My prospects look bleak. Examining the past rarely foretells the future.