Falls at Great Shiplock

Hello again, I have really enjoyed using my Fujifilm XPro-2 since I picked it up. It operates a lot quicker then the XPro-1 and I love the Acros simulation in the camera. A lot of people ask me why I do not always shoot in raw at some of the photography meetings I’m at but the camera makes some wonderful jpegs to work with. I picked up a Samyang 8mm “fish-eye” lens for the camera and that is what I used for the photograph below taken with the XPro-2 in Acros simulation with a red filter setting. I hope to get more use out of this 8mm lens, it offers some great angle of view, great price and the quality is worth it. As long as you are ok with a manual focus and aperture ring.


Reds at Maymont

Maymont park is really a great place a lot of people go to in the city. When the weather opens up on the weekend recently there has been some large crowds. During the summer some concerts take place there as there is a large open grassy area. The Japanese gardens located down the hill near the canal and river is really nice. The Japanese Maples have some nice red leaves in the sea of green that is bamboo and other trees there. Definitely worth a stop.

Taken with a Xpro2 and 35mm f2 lens


Norfolk Southern Passing by

I was down at the Great Shiplock Park in Richmond the other day with the girlfriend enjoying some nice weather before a hard downpour. The rail that cuts through the side of the park and cross the road is active and this train was passing by. The bridge right behind it is also an active line that has Amtrak and freight trains come through on either coming in at the Main Street Station or heading on up the river. The canal there and the lock at the end is pretty cool to see. Lots of people were stopping by to go fishing on the James.

Taken with Fujifilm XPro-2 with 35mm f2


James River at Sun set

The photography group got out to take some pictures after a passing storm at sun set. I was hoping to capture some of those clouds but the wind took them away very fast and gave us some blue skies for the sunset. The CSX A-line train bridge has been standing for 97 years and the sun on the arches are wonderful. Still very active bridge with Amtrak and CSX using everyday.

Taken with a Xpro2 and the 12mm Rokinon lens