Longmont with the 56mm

I recently traded my 16mm f1.4 WR for the 56mm f1.2. Don’t get me wrong, I think the 16mm f1.4 is one of the best lenses Fuji makes and its one of the best lenses I have ever used, but I found I didn’t use it that much. I also own the 18mm f2 and it is 90% of the lens yet much smaller and much cheaper. So I decided to try my hand at the 85mm equivalent focal length. I wanted a better portrait lens, but I also want the ability to experiment with that focal length on the street.

I had about an hour to kill this morning before I could get started working, so I walked around downtown Longmont. My goal for this little walk was to experiment with reflections and a bit of abstraction. I would have loved to have a bit more human element in these photos, but it turns out there aren’t many people out and about in Longmont at 6 in the morning. I am still pretty happy with some of these photos and extremely happy with the lens. Its a really fun alternative to my standard 18mm and 35mm setup.

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I wanted so badly for somebody to walk bye in one of the above reflection shots, but there were zero pedestrians. I will need to revisit this idea when there are more humans present.

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P.S. Longmont is a lovely town! Tons of cute shops and good restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Also the people are so friendly. I would love to spend some more time here.

X-Pro2 | XF56mm f1.2 | Mastin Labs Ektar 100

Den->Vegas->Den

My dad sends me a text message: "Hey I bought a car in Vegas. Do you want to fly out with me and drive back the next day?". Hell yes I do. He bought a Pontiac Solstice which is a pretty sweet car if you know much about cars. Its the last new Pontiac model ever and is pretty rare an interesting. Even apart from the history it is a great small convertible sports car from an American manufacturer. You don't see that much. 

The trip was a blast. We cruised through some awesome national parks on the way home. We didn't have much time in them, but it made the drive way more fun. This trip is one for the memory books. 



Fuji X100F | Mastin Labs Ektar 100