I took my car for its MOT this morning and since it was a nice day, I went for a nice morning walk with my Fuji X100 while I waited, and this time made an effort to use the optical viewfinder, to see if I could like it.
It's ok, I guess? I still prefer a good electronic viewfinder (the X100's is barely adequate), but I could get used to it if I had to, I think. Mostly it just feels like ... shooting blind, strangely enough. I can see the world better, but I can't see my photograph as well as can with an EVF. Sure, with practice I could learn to guess more accurately what'll happen when I trip the shutter, but why would I want to do that?
For the type of pictures here the speed of the X100 wasn't a problem; it's only when you need to react quickly that it becomes a hindrance. I could live with it if this was the only kind of picture I shot, but as I mentioned in the previous post, better tools can open new doors.
I honestly don't know why I'm drawn to signs this way; I hadn't even noticed the tendency until fairly recently. Maybe it's that they're designed to be seen?
Maybe it's not even signs, per se, but words - the salt box above isn't a sign, but I still noticed it.
I think there's also an aspect of finding the wear and tear appealing - I like seeing how the world has affected things, how they age.