Fujifilm X-Pro1 Part 1 – First Look [video preview]

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is amongst the most exciting new cameras in recent months. It seems Fujifilm listened to the fans of the X100 and went back to the drawing board with a vengeance. It’s quite large – nearly identical in size to the Leica M9 and won’t win any beauty contests. But if the sensor is as great as Fuji has stated, this could be a reasonable alternative for many photographers looking to have a backup to their DSLR and forRead more

Old man and the sea

I spent half an hour chatting with this old man. He’s a Javanese fisherman, who spent his lifetime making his living from the sea. He said he usually goes out in the evening; hence the previous post with the candles. By his own words, he’s 87 years old. If that’s true, then it’s remarkable to see someone his age still working day in and day out for the livelihood of his family. I asked him if I might take someRead more

Vacation in My Mind

If you’ve noticed, I’ve strayed from the world of prose lately, posting only photos. Reason: We had a 9 day break for the Muslim holiday, Idul Fitri. Only, um, I didn’t go a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. ADUH! I did manage to really concentrate on ways to improve my photography. Am I a geek? Probably. I lived on the ‘net self-educating as much as I could. More about that later (tomorrow maybe). A few days I went around taking pics in the kampung (village)Read more