words and pics about living and raising a child in Venice
Cleverly balanced composition - again! How patient you must be to manage it so often, so well.
Thank you, Ella, sometimes it's patience--usually on the part of my boat driver (son) whom I ask to back up or maneuver--but often it's passing chance, something appears then it's gone. And for that reason I've missed more than I've captured because I didn't have my camera ready. But the chance element is what I like about it, is what keeps it in the realm of something caught within the ordinary activities of a day rather than as the result of a hunt. Going out specifically to look for pics is fun, too, but not something I've felt like doing lately.
Hi Steven! What type of camera do you use!? Great shots from Venetian life by the way!
Thanks Javier. I use a Fuji X-T3 (which over the last 7 years replaced a Fuji X-T1, which had replaced a Fuji XE-1). In the lagoon most of the time I end up using the Fuji 55-200mm 23.5-4.8 zoom lens, but the Fuji 23mm 1.4 fixed lens also gets a lot of use, and in town the Fuji 14mm 2.8 wide angle is great.
Cool! Thank you, at the moment I've only used Canon (which is good). Seeing the quality of your pictures makes me want yo upgrade
There are just so many really good kinds of cameras out there (and Canon is one of the best), and at all price ranges, it's hard to figure out which to buy. Fuji is famous for its jpegs it produces--especially their color--and the fact that many models feel as though you are shooting with an old film camera: f stop, shutter speed, and ISO are all adjusted with dials rather than having to go into a screen menu. If you have a Canon that allows you to switch lenses you may even just want to see if you can try a different lens than the one that came with it, as the quality of lenses can be major. I like how Fuji handles low light/complicated lighting situations, and I've found their customer service to be very good, and they also tend to do firmware upgrades which can, simply by downloading them from the computer and installing them on your camera, significantly improve the camera, sometimes as if you'd bought a new one (for example, improving the speed of your autofocus with a new algorhythm). Anyway, happy hunting!