Tuesday 20th of January 2015

I’ve previously written about the use of my Fuji X-E1 and XF 35mm f/1.4 lens, and how it still doesn’t feel completely natural.

This project is, in part, an attempt to overcome that. Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer wrote a post last year specifying the details of the project, and I’m going to stick to it with one exception: instead of printing the photos, I’m going to choose one photo to work on, then output it from whatever editor I’m using (Capture One Pro 8, which I plan to stick with) and add it to a draft blog post. Then, each week I’ll publish that post, and since I started this, rather arbitrarily, on a Wednesday, the publishing will be done on Tuesdays.

This is the first one; here are the photos:

Pakefield water towerPakefield water tower

contre-jour fencecontre-jour fence

Bloodmoor bridgeBloodmoor bridge

winter dashboardwinter dashboard



Elm Tree Road WestElm Tree Road West

So there you have it, Week One. I’m not entirely sure what to expect from this project – hopefully I’ll be able to fully embrace the 50mm-e field of view, but beyond that who knows? Maybe I’ll experience some form of Zen-like enlightenment, maybe I’ll desparately crave a zoom lens, we shall see.