Yesterday we took at walk around Glenariff Forest Park and then out towards Torr Head. Pretty spectacular, although I missed the best of the conditions earlier in the day due to driving. Still a detour (my fault) also revealed a new woodland (to me) which I'll be back to before long. 

Anyway, the light was mostly average (at best) so I was once again using my time to sketch out some ideas. The charger for the X100T is still away getting fixed/replaced and I've yet to pickup my repaired 10-24mm (my kit is certainly taking a beating on this North Coast) so I was working with the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 and the Samyang 12mm. I sometimes forget how much I love that 35mm. 

As I'm coming to do more often I shot with both RAW+Fine (jpg) enabled. This allows me to have the RAW file should I need it, but also with jpg enabled a closer zoom level on the back of the screen (or EVF) is also possible. 

As has been well documented over time the Fuji X jpg files are nothing short of spectacular and one again I am blown away as I review my images. A small selection of these from our bimble, all jpg out of the camera with limited PP in play. 

Torr Head - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 640, 1/800 second, B+W(+R)

Torr Head - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 640, 1/800 second, B+W(+R)

Glenariff Waterfall - Fuji XE2 + 35mm f/1.4 (f/16, ISO 100, 1/5 second, Pro Neg Std

Glenariff Waterfall - Fuji XE2 + 35mm f/1.4 (f/16, ISO 100, 1/5 second, Pro Neg Std

The Waterfall Trail - Fuji XE2 + 35mm (f/8, ISO 800, 1/200 second Pro Neg Std)

The Waterfall Trail - Fuji XE2 + 35mm (f/8, ISO 800, 1/200 second Pro Neg Std)

The Lookout - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 200, 1/200 second, B+W(+R))

The Lookout - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 200, 1/200 second, B+W(+R))

Transient light - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 400, 1/100 second B+W(+G)

Transient light - Fuji XE2 + Samyang 12mm (f/11, ISO 400, 1/100 second B+W(+G)

In that last image I also used a 1 stop ND Grad to help control some of the highlights in the sky.

As a photographer we are taught from day 1 that the rule to great photography is to shoot in the golden hour moments. As I develop my eye and indeed my own mood I've come to realize that beautiful light can happen at any point throughout the day. Of course it can be much more challenging to draw this light out in an image, but having a Fuji X camera close to hand is certainly help me as I continue to explore the complex area of light. 

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