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Shooting star by PicTd
Shooting star
One of my slightly more successful attempts at catching the meteor shower visible over Ireland on Wednesday night
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Light pollution by PicTd
Light pollution
Spent a few hours on Wednesday night trying to photograph the meteor shower, no matter where I pointed my camera the action happened elswhere, even though I was in the middle of nowhere the light pollution from a town 10km away added colour to the clouds
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Scarecrow Bob by PicTd
Scarecrow Bob
I went along to the Scarecrow Festival in Durrow, Co. Laois last Sunday, always meant to go in previous years but was always busy, this time I was passing back through Durrow from another job so I decided to stop for a while  Full coverage on my FaceBook page www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…
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Some of you may have noticed that I am now using the Fuji x series of cameras, I made the switch gradually and am now using two Fuji XPRO 1 bodies c/w 18mm F2 and 35mm F1.4 lenses and an Fuji XT1 c/w 56mm F1.2 lens. as the Fuji is a cropped frame sensor these focal lengths are the 35mm equiv. of 28, 50 and 85mm lenses. One of the main reasons for changing was that one of my canons died and the cost of replacement would have been considerable, so I bought a XPRO1 c/w 35mm lens  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fujiXPR…) After using this for a few months I decided to Trade in all my canon Gear for the Fuji xT1  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fuji+xt… ) c/w a 56mm 1.2 and another XPRO 1 c/w 18mm f2, Essentially the change cost me nothing as the value of my old gear covered the cost of the new :)  Having started in photography over 28 years ago the X system reminded me of cameras from that era, indeed my very first slr was a fuji STX2  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fuji+st… ) while the Rangefinder feel of the XPRO's may not appeal to everyone the XT1 with its more traditional layout is a joy to use, I use the 56 mm ( 85 in FF terms ) permanently on the XT1 as while it is not a long lens it does feel better balanced on the XT1 especially with the battery grip attached, on the batteries a full charge will last for approx 300-350 photos so a few spares were also added, As you may have noticed I have no zoom lenses included in the lineup and do not intend to add any, not from any quality concerns as all the Fuji lenses are razor sharp it's just the way i work, my next addition will be the 90mm f2 ( 135mm in FF ) Quality wise  I can not find fault with the lenses, the cameras take a little getting used to to get the best from them, aF is not on par with pro DSLR speeds but a little thought before you shoot goes along way and I have used the 56mm at an athletics meeting and came away with pin sharp results. A lot of people are afraid of the cropped Sensor being inferior to the FF sensors but the size difference is not enough to worry about, my very first DSLR was a6mp canon D60 and if I could get 30x20inch prints from that I don't see why I can't go even bigger with the 16mp Fuji sensor, As most of my work is wedding photography the smaller camera size is agreat bonus, I can get a lot closer to people for candids, ( handy for street also ) without scaring them :) I have since been added to the Fuji x Photographers Website representing Ireland ( fujifilm-x.com/photographers/e… )   and am probably the only PRO PHOTOGRAPHER using Fuji Cameras and Lenses 100% here in Ireland. I also travel to Italy to photograph stock Images there and am now able to bring three bodies and lenses in a small carry on bag, no more skimping on equipment or hoping it survives the journey in the hold. If you are in the market for a new camera you should give the Fuji a try, there are some great deals out there at the moment especially on the XPRO1, you might be surprised and love it:)
  • Listening to: So varied couldn't really pin it down
  • Reading: Various history books
  • Watching: Life through the viewfinder
  • Playing: Its all play
  • Eating: Whatever is there
  • Drinking: Tea, water and the odd glass of White Wine
Some of you may have noticed that I am now using the Fuji x series of cameras, I made the switch gradually and am now using two Fuji XPRO 1 bodies c/w 18mm F2 and 35mm F1.4 lenses and an Fuji XT1 c/w 56mm F1.2 lens. as the Fuji is a cropped frame sensor these focal lengths are the 35mm equiv. of 28, 50 and 85mm lenses. One of the main reasons for changing was that one of my canons died and the cost of replacement would have been considerable, so I bought a XPRO1 c/w 35mm lens  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fujiXPR…) After using this for a few months I decided to Trade in all my canon Gear for the Fuji xT1  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fuji+xt… ) c/w a 56mm 1.2 and another XPRO 1 c/w 18mm f2, Essentially the change cost me nothing as the value of my old gear covered the cost of the new :)  Having started in photography over 28 years ago the X system reminded me of cameras from that era, indeed my very first slr was a fuji STX2  ( www.google.ie/search?q=fuji+st… ) while the Rangefinder feel of the XPRO's may not appeal to everyone the XT1 with its more traditional layout is a joy to use, I use the 56 mm ( 85 in FF terms ) permanently on the XT1 as while it is not a long lens it does feel better balanced on the XT1 especially with the battery grip attached, on the batteries a full charge will last for approx 300-350 photos so a few spares were also added, As you may have noticed I have no zoom lenses included in the lineup and do not intend to add any, not from any quality concerns as all the Fuji lenses are razor sharp it's just the way i work, my next addition will be the 90mm f2 ( 135mm in FF ) Quality wise  I can not find fault with the lenses, the cameras take a little getting used to to get the best from them, aF is not on par with pro DSLR speeds but a little thought before you shoot goes along way and I have used the 56mm at an athletics meeting and came away with pin sharp results. A lot of people are afraid of the cropped Sensor being inferior to the FF sensors but the size difference is not enough to worry about, my very first DSLR was a6mp canon D60 and if I could get 30x20inch prints from that I don't see why I can't go even bigger with the 16mp Fuji sensor, As most of my work is wedding photography the smaller camera size is agreat bonus, I can get a lot closer to people for candids, ( handy for street also ) without scaring them :) I have since been added to the Fuji x Photographers Website representing Ireland ( fujifilm-x.com/photographers/e… )   and am probably the only PRO PHOTOGRAPHER using Fuji Cameras and Lenses 100% here in Ireland. I also travel to Italy to photograph stock Images there and am now able to bring three bodies and lenses in a small carry on bag, no more skimping on equipment or hoping it survives the journey in the hold. If you are in the market for a new camera you should give the Fuji a try, there are some great deals out there at the moment especially on the XPRO1, you might be surprised and love it:)
  • Listening to: So varied couldn't really pin it down
  • Reading: Various history books
  • Watching: Life through the viewfinder
  • Playing: Its all play
  • Eating: Whatever is there
  • Drinking: Tea, water and the odd glass of White Wine

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JACAC Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:happybounce: Fuji+fav :happybounce: 
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PicTd Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
:) :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for the :+fav:
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
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h a v e . a n i c e . w e e k e n d
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
:w00t::w00t:
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51ststate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Sun:iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanks5plz:Sun
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skarzynscy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Tom!
Another thanks from Poland!
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
t h a n k . y o u . Tom . =)
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PicTd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
Always a pleasure Jose :)
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