See what happens when your blood levels shoot to the sky and your Doctor tells you that you must walk about 2-5 miles a day to lower the Triglycerides and eat right to lower your Cholesterol and you live in the Northeast Section of Philly where the absence of culture prevents you from having an enjoyable walk and your wife is Russian and tells you that you simply must take the bus etc downtown to do your walk so that you will do it every day. Geeze, must I. Maybe I should take Andre’ the Fuji XP1 just incase. hmmmmmmmmm
Well, Andre’ was let’s say,,,more than happy to oblige. It looks as if I’ll be stuck everyday having to walk around town and maybe, just maybe find some photos. hmmmmmmm
Sometimes Mother Light and that Bluebird of happiness just drops a load on ya and ya just smile. So Andre’ the Fuji XP1 had his 23mm that acts like a 35mm on and I headed to the streets. I shot 33 frames and that’s way more than a days shoot for me. Some stuff I can’t show because I just can’t and other stuff I won’t show just because I won’t but here’s a few that I like for some reason or another.
I’m really at the point of being 100% happy with my process. Well, I’m 100% sure that I’m about 50% happy with my process. But I am 14million 750thousand 496 give or take a few that I love my camera and the way it works. I feel that I at last have a symbiotic relationship with the XP1. This to me is crucial. I’ll bet it is to youse all too but some of youins don’t know that yet.
We were walking and just groovin’ with the vibe and music of the street. Car horns, sirens, loud talking, cursing, buses, trucks and everything else that Philly could muster up. So andre’ the Fuji XP1and his 23mm that acts like a 35mm told me to pay attention to the glass elements because it could get dirty and smudgy. I always carry a LenPen ad a micro fibre cloth just to be safe. See, Andre’ the Fuji XP1 doesn’t like his 23mm that acts like a 35mm lens to have a hood on.
See, there’s a thing called Parallax and the blocked finder screen and image from lenshoods. In my Leica M daze…I almost never used a hood with any lens. The Summilux has a tendency to flare slightly but I never sweat that because I would use Benzotriazole in my soup to cut back on flare but Andre’ the Fuji XP1 just likes the look of no lens hood on because it’s just a guy thing and he feels macho. For me, I just let him have his way.
We have the new issue of the Inspired Eye magazine just about ready to publish. That’s a time consuming job in itself and we are taking on even more work for our friends and community. I’ll probably write almost on a daily basis because my Doctor insist that I get out and walk…..he he he
From Northeast Philly, shooter out…………………………….