More Weather... and More X-T3

For most of the last week(ish) I have been doing battle with the newly released Fujifilm X-T3 and gradually getting my head around it’s functionality. It really is a very good system, and I am only scratching the surface of it’s capabilities so far. I have come to the conclusion that I need a big telephoto for it though… with a current plan for a 3 lens set up (so considerably smaller than my Nikon or the existing Olympus which will be traded in I suspect) - Ultra wide zoom, standard zoom and ultra telephoto… and not worry about the gaps in the focal range!

The steep learning curve is going to continue for the next couple of weeks though as I try and mimic some of the features that I use as a matter of course on both the Nikon and Olympus, and also find those unique characteristics of this camera!

As well as the new system this week has been dominated by challenging weather conditions. This is great, I LOVE bad weather for photography… give me a storm over a blue sky anytime! Drama makes the most interesting landscapes after all. This week we see a named storm roll in, Callum shares both my middle name, and the name of a tragically lost and much missed family member - and the reports I am seeing suggest it is going to be a pretty dramatic event as it smashes into the UK on Friday and Saturday. I did have a mini-workshop and shoot planned for Saturday which is going to have to slide back a couple of weeks as a result, but I may poke my head out into the maelstrom and see what I can do.

Here are a few from this last week.

Rain on the fells above Ulverston

Rain on the fells above Ulverston

A wet Penny Bridge - an early shot with the X-T3

A wet Penny Bridge - an early shot with the X-T3

Autumn colours come to Lowick

Autumn colours come to Lowick

Light Trails on the M6 - shot in heavy wind and rain… without a tripod… as I forgot that I didn’t have a base plate on the Fuji!

Light Trails on the M6 - shot in heavy wind and rain… without a tripod… as I forgot that I didn’t have a base plate on the Fuji!

Something a little calmer - sunset at Greenodd, the camera now has a tripod base fitted!

Something a little calmer - sunset at Greenodd, the camera now has a tripod base fitted!