Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

I took this photo in Rocky Mountain National Park this morning.   After hiking in a t-shirt yesterday, the snow was still no big surprise – welcome to spring in the mountains!

 

Shot with the Fuji XT-1, with the 14-55 lens.

 

I photographed this elk near the Gem Lake Trailhead in RMNP.

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Paris

I shot this in Paris last year.   I was at the Palais du Luxembourg and I was intrigued by this older Parisian couple walking around the gardens.   I thought this was the moment as she wove her arm through his, and they paused to take in the palace.

The apartment we’re renting in a few weeks is near the Palais du Luxembourg…looking forward to spending more time wandering there.

Shot with the Fuji X100s.

 

 

Parisian couple taking in the Palais du Luxembourg.

Parisian couple taking in the Palais du Luxembourg.

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Headed back to Paris soon!

I’m headed back to Paris in a few weeks.   It’s my fav city in world.     Looking forward to lots of cool photography – shooting from the tower of Notre Dame, photographing Montemarte at night, and just wandering the streets and sipping espresso in a neighborhood cafe.

 

And I’m excited to visit Istanbul for the first time.   So much world to see :)

 

Here’s one of my fav pics from last year’s trip.

I shot this from the tower of Notre Dame.  It was well worth the wait in line to climb the ever-narrowing. spiral steps to the top of the tower.  Stunning views.

I shot this from the tower of Notre Dame. It was well worth the wait in line to climb the ever-narrowing. spiral steps to the top of the tower. Stunning views.

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Needles, CA

After WPPI in Las Vegas, we did a road trip through Arizona.    I spent a little time taking pics in Needles, CA.

 

 

 

All images created with the Fuji XT-1 and the 18-55 2.8 – 4.0 lens.  I mostly shoot primes but  this is actually a pretty decent lens.

 

Route 66 in Needles, CA.

Abandoned motel in Needles, CA.

 

Motel window in Needles, CA.

 

Needles, CA.

 

Needles, CA.

 

 

 

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Oatman, Arizona

I usually avoid super touristy places but a friend had recommended checking out the small town of Oatman in Arizona.  The place is a hoot, with wild burros wandering around town in search of food.   The locals sell small bags of carrots to feed them but because the burros equate bags with food, they would pretty much attack any bag a person was holding.    You see burros mixed in with tourists and you hear the occasional scream as a burro rips a bag out of the hand of a visitor.   Not carrying a bag, I was saved from the indignity of being frightened by a benign burro.  Although the fellow in the pic below was curious as to just what I was up to.  Oatman is a cool little side trip down the old Route 66 if you’re in SW Arizona.

 

I shot this with the new Fuji XT-1.

 

Wild (sort of) burro in Oatman, AZ.

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Grand Canyon

I’m already planning a return trip to the Grand Canyon.

This image was shot with the Fuji XT-1 with the 18-55 lens.   I’m really impressed with the JPEGs straight out of the camera, something Fuji has always been great at and Fuji has finally nailed the autofocus.    I’m going to get a complete of review of the XT-1 on my blog in the next few days.

 

Grand Canyon. Shot with the Fuji XT-1.

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