It’s that time of the year again and I couldn’t be more excited. If I’m honest, I was more than ready for fall, and I’m so glad it’s finally here.
If you like photographing forests, you are already aware of this, but those of you out there who photograph something else, sunny weather sucks for landscape photographs. It’s hard to isolate subjects (trees in this case) and it’s difficult to avoid uneven light. However, on cloudy days when the light is soft, or on rainy mornings when colors look more saturated and there’s a better chance for fog, forests become magical places with incredible photo opportunities.
This is what happened last Monday. After months and months, desperate for my favorite conditions, finally the day arrived and I was ready for a little adventure in between classes.
I often limit myself and I only bring one body and one lens. I feel it’s easier to concentrate on one focal length and work out different compositions, rather than wasting time switching lenses. This time I decided to bring my old Fujifilm X Pro1 and the 16mm f1.4 (24mm on full frame). If you only focus on technology, this camera is old and slow, BUT, if you are like me and your work is slow then it doesn’t really matter, plus the colors of this particular sensor are very special, and I can definitely see that if I compare it with newer models.
I spent around 3 hours in different locations, I went back to my usual spots. It’s always great to be back to see how the landscape has changed overtime. I found other photographers there but I decided to skip that famous location and walk a bit further and I couldn’t stop making photos, but mostly, it was great for my soul and creativity. I truly needed that morning.