Thursday 2nd February 2023
Finally, the last month of 2019! As with the previous month, finding pictures wasn’t actually a struggle for a change; in fact I had to be quite selective to reduce the choice to just these ones. Even so, three of them are from the same morning fog adventure, and two are pictures I’d previously not really paid much attention to. It’s interesting what a fresh pair of eyes can reveal.
This image is the one I initially chose as best representing that day, but here I’ve cropped it to the ‘X-Pan’ aspect ratio of 65×24, which I’d never considered at the time but which I’m experimenting a lot of with lately.
These are the other two from that day that I now think are worth showing:
This month was Emily’s first time on a train, which was very exciting, and unfortunately something we haven’t really done much of again.
Although it’s dull and overcast more often than not in winter, when it does shine, the light is usually glorious, and I always like to have a ‘real’ camera on hand just in case. In 2019 that meant carrying my Fuji X-T2 around all the time, which was… doable, but not ideal; these days I’m more likely to have my Ricoh GRIII instead, which is much more convenient and every bit as good in terms of image quality.
Sunsets are cheating a bit, really – the sky’s doing all the work here and I just pointed my camera at it. Still pretty, though.
Despite being the dead of winter, Emily of course still enjoyed going to the beach, though we managed to keep her dry and away from the sea.