Sometimes I get myself up early enough to take these photographs. There wasn’t anyone down there since it was 5:14am on a week day. I still had to get to work at 8. This is before sunrise as the sky was turning orange and the water was just rolling along.
Taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with 18-55mm lens
The Summer has been busy and not busy. I did take a long two week vacation back in May/June but been around since. Lots of nice warm weather has kept me busy after work and I try to be out on the weekends. I have had some time to edit some the photographs and a long rainy day where I was able to develop and scan some black and white film. I took the picture below on the south side of the James River looking at downtown Richmond.
Fujifilm X-Pro2 with f/22 and 120sec exposure.
I go out when I can just to walk often whether I am going to shoot or not. Lots to see in the city and the James River Parks are really awesome. This bridge is down there on Brown’s island leading back over the canal. There were some stickers all along it but since then they have removed and repainted over it, I though it gave it character.
Taken with a X-Pro2 and 35mm f/2 lens
I read an article recently about the City skyline here. It was about how there were so many skyline photos being taken and posted on social media like Instagram and Facebook and such that soon they will run out of photographs to taken. That we would need to stop and pack up and move on. Of course it was from a source that post an article from time to time like The Onion. It was mostly poking fun at the amount shared and how can you take a photograph of something over and over? I have shot the skyline a lot but there are a lot of different angles to shoot it from and with the river and weather changing, you really are getting a different photograph each time. I guess it is also a easy go to because a lot of the places to get the best skyline shots are easy to access and don’t involve a long walk or anything. Here is my post to another photograph of the skyline I did a week ago from the flood wall on a nice evening.
Taken with a X-Pro2 and 18-55mm lens
I have not posted a post in a few weeks. I have been busy with work and of course going out and shooting. I have been on top of getting through the files and then of course back in Mid-May I took a camping road trip through Utah, Arizona and Nevada. It was a fantastic trip through the West seeing Arches, Canyon lands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Death Valley. Lots of hiking and photography although I know I could have taken better shots on the trip but I was so wrapped up in trying to enjoy the hiking and camping rather then worry about if the photo I captured was perfect. Not only that I could not capture what you can see with your eyes out there. It was spectacular scenery and it’s hard to show or tell people about it with out them being there. Now that I am back home I will get back into focusing my skills as a photographer and hopefully get in more hiking an camping in the Mountains of Virginia.
This photo was taken walking on Browns Island downtown Richmond, Virginia at sun set. Taken with a X-Pro2