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    Because I have chickens, and lights

    Excellent! How on earth did you (a) catch them (b) get them to stay still long enough?
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    Fuji X-Pro3 and My Fuji Gear

    I'm a bit late coming into this discussion - apologies. My only contribution is that we should be cautious about applying logic to these decisions. Often with the best rationale we can think of, we wind up being disappointed at the end of the day. I'd suggest to sell off that which you really...
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    Fuji Winter, through my window...

    And this one taken this evening...
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    Last Sunday in March

    Hey Merlin - I really like pics 2 & 6. But I also think that your compositions are becoming more "interesting". (Please don't take that the wrong way!) I really like where you're going with your photos. Also, the X30 seems to be delivering slightly more contrasty pics, which I tend to...
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    Fuji Winter, through my window...

    It's been a dreary winter here in the NW of England. Grey skies of low-hanging cloud, bare-branched trees, dull light with not a shadow being cast, and a grey river flowing past our apartment. So when I fling open the curtains and find the sun has made a showing I grab the camera and snap a...
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    Early March

    I just love those deep blue skies. Took them for granted when we lived back in South Africa. Now we get to see those only a couple of times a year here in the UK.
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    Bamboo in the snow

    Bamboo is very invasive. Just like Fuji cameras...
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    Bamboo in the snow

    I remember when I was a wee lad, we had some very tall bamboo 'trees' growing in a clump on the path down to a little stream. They made a lovely sound in the wind as the wind whistled and swooshed through the leaves and the thick stalks would knock against each other like ancient gongs. Came...
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    The First of March

    Some very different compositions there Merlin. I love the closeups of the trees - particularly no's 2, 3, 4, 11, 12 & 16. I think you've found your 'sweet spot' lens!
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    Local Flooding

    Great reflections! (See - there's always a plus side!) Hope nobody was hurt. Weather patterns are indeed interesting I'm originally from Cape Town (South Africa) where they've had a drought for the last 3+ years. Water is predicted to 'run out' in April this year. Then water will be trucked...
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    Bamboo in the snow

    Just needs a teeny weeny little Panda face peering out at us! I do like the different leaf shapes.
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    Turquoise Eyes

    What lovely markings that feline has! Nice shots Merlin. #3 is my fave.
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    Love the moodiness of the first pic. They all seem to remind me of a Sunday evening in winter...end of a weekend.
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    Some work with my friend Dale Miller

    Love that last B&W pic. It's really intense. He's clearly a very physical guy who has to be focused at what he does. If I was looking for a stuntman; that one would clinch it! Great pics, all of them. Very nicely done Sir!
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    Fuji Greetings from NW England

    Thanks for the warm welcome All! Re the 18-135 lens - I bought that along with my X-T1 on a bundled special. I've used it for the last 3 years or so. Picture quality is excellent. It balances well on the X-T1 / T10 & T2. But I have large hands and have fitted the alloy handgrip to all my...
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    Fuji Greetings from NW England

    Apologies - I've been lurking here for a while now. Just too much work and family commitments over the past year or so. And in all the busyness I find myself taking lots of pics, but seldom get the opportunity to sit back and review my photos and actually enjoy the results. So, with the end...
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    There's no place like Moab.

    Great photos. I especially like the 4th shot with the moon at sunset/rise.
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    Off grid

    Looks like a week well spent! Love the pics of the river and forest.
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    The Cottages in Chrome

    Thanks very much for your detailed response. Even though I may never visit these locations, perhaps not even the state, these photos and your detailed description provide so much of the character of the place that I feel I know it already. Fantastic! Thanks again.
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    The Cottages in Chrome

    There's something both sad and beautiful about these photos. What's the location and history of the place?
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    Mont Grand Morne, Adstock, Qc

    Beautiful place, beautifully captured! Well done Sir!
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    A rainy Monday morning

    Lovely spot. Can see your love for it in your photos. Well done!
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    Randonnée en famille

    Great family time and well captured. Kids love the outdoors. My son (who is now 25 yold) speaks fondly of the times we spent when he was young hiking in the mountains and forests.
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    Happened upon a stunt biker

    I often take picvs of hotel names, phone no's etc. Great use of technology...problem is finding those pics later!
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    Once I was Handsome

    I love these old wrecks. Nice shot.
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    Off the Trail Again

    I love hiking in that type of terrain. Do you carry much water or are there streams / pools to get water? When we were back in South Africa (we now live in the UK) my wife and I used to hike in very similar areas of semi-desert. Your photos bring back fond memories of those days. Thanks for...
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    Sentinel Tree

    Great shot. Do you have many other hikers in this area? It seems that you have the place pretty much to yourself.
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    A day at the Detroit zoo

    Great portraits. Love the eye contact. And that Zebra...wonderful timing!
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    Mountain Clouds

    Love your shots. I spent some time on a project in Windhoek, Namibia which has a similar climate to the US South West. Your pics bring back many memories.
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    Fleurs de l'après-midi

    Love the first and the last....and all the rest in between! I find floral photography very difficult. For me, it turns into either an abstract or a very formal photo. Strange, as a young lad, growing up, I had an intense dislike for flowers. Now I love to photograph them.
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    Royal International Air Tattoo

    I've considered trading up from the D7100 to the D500 (or even the D7500) but every time I use the D7100 I find it does all I need from a camera. it really is an old friend...hard to part with.
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    Fuji End of the line for the X-T1

    Bought the X-T2...thought about trading in the X-T1 for about 2 seconds ... just enough time to kick myself. I have the Samyang 12mm permanently affixed to the X-T1 ready for street work. I tend to use the X-T2 for most of my photography. Btw, that X30 is a real gem. I took it on a business...
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    Fuji Hi from East Midlands, UK

    Welcome! I don't post much, but I do enjoy browsing the comments of other members. It's a good forum, with mature members with attitudes to match! (Meant in the nicest possible way!)
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    Rocks and Reflections

    I see faces everywhere - old billboards when the bills have been removed are especially interesting.
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    Royal International Air Tattoo

    Wow! That's a great selection of pics there! I'd be proud to have taken just one of them. Re the Fuji X-T2 for serious use - I have found it to be too unreliable for the odd social event I'm occasionally asked to cover. I don't charge - the events are generally for friends' anniversaries, a...
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    Ready for the trail

    I do so like my X30.
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    X-Pro2 + 55 - 200mm in the countryside

    Love that field of grasses (no 7) and also no 3.
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    Thanks Tony. Color is nice, but the B&Ws just have so much more mood.
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    Wow! Great compositions. I love the B&W treatment. I'd like to see those in color, just for a comparison.
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    Quick street

    The first and last pics do it for me. There's something timeless about pic #1. As for pic #8 - I really like the interesting fellow with his dog. The reflections add interest.
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    Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-eye Lens Fuji-X

    Great shot! Any HDR applied? Or just the camera DR? Loving the balance of exposure in/outdoors.
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    Manchester UK Christmas Market

    It's a little late - these were taken before Christmas 2016. Apologies for that. All shots taken on the Fuji X-T1 with 18-135 mm lens. Weather was overcast which made for low light. The photos appear brighter than it actually was on the day. Autofocus was slow and depth of field shallow. The...
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    Fuji XT10 or XT20?

    Perhaps my experience will be of interest. I started with the X-T1 and kit 18-135 lens and loved the jpeg IQ (vs my NIKON D7100) but didn't like the handling. I bought the X-T10 as it was offered in a bundle with the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses so was a really good deal. I prefer the X-T10 and...
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    North Queensferry - Scotland - XPro2

    Wow! Love the compo. Every object in the picture is interesting.
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    Street magic combo

    Superb! The Master of the Street does it again! My favourite is the fellow in the Santa hat and with the earphones/plugs. Well done Sir!
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    Fuji Happy Christmas Everybody

    Peace and joy to all.
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    What a beauty! (Definitely prefer the pic of the rest of the family!) Hope you didn't crack an element in that 35mm lens!
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    Glade Creek

    Beautiful country...superbly captured.
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    Laurel Creek

    Lovely images. Great compositions. Well worth the effort and risk.
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    Gloucester on a crowded day

    Wow! Great shots. Don't know how you connected so well with the people using that long lens - great job. No's 4 & 7 are my favourites. You have some real characters down south!
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