The Moment Of Zen


Photojoaquin the streets of downtown Oakland. It was Saturday morning and the streets were empty, it felt as if Oakland was all mine to capture. I walked up and down Broadway for almost five hours simply snapping away at anything that caught my eye, even taking the time to sit down and watch life pass me by. This was my “Zen Moment” finding peace and clarity doing what I absolutely love.

The Journey to Nine Mile Jamaica

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Being the HUGE Bob Marley fan I am, visiting the House of Marley in Nine Mile Jamaica was an item I had on my bucket list for a very long time! (Glad that’s one item crossed off) The drive to the compound took about two hours from where we were located. The roads were rough and consisted of narrow lanes that ran along the mountains of Jamaica. I loved every minute of it! What’s not to love when you’re in a bus filled other fans just as excited as you are, and all singing to the tunes of Bob Marley?!? Good times, good times… and now for the photos:
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The view from Mt. Zion

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A photo of Bob Marley’s meditation rock.

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Of course had to get a photo with our guide. I tell you, I was so excited/happy to be in Jamaica I was choppin it up with everyone!
Nothing but love!
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Jerk chicken, pork with red beans and rice!

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These dogs definitely have the right idea… feeln’ irie!

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“The Sun is Shining” ~ Until we meet again Jamaica

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Fuji X-T10 x Canon FD 28mm mashup


More fun with vintage manual focus lenses! The Canon 28mm f/2.8 FD lens is another favorite of mine that stays on my X-T10 80% of the time. I was able to pick one up from eBay dirt cheap several years ago when I was looking for a wide angle lens for my Canon AE-1 film camera. Since the Fuji has a 1.5 crop factor the lens basically becomes a 42mm lens.

Here are some photos I recently took with this setup. 




The Fuji Film X-T10

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(photo of a Russian Helios 44-2  lens mounted on a Fuji Film X-T10 taken with the Fuji Film x100T)

Recently I decided to pick up a Fuji Film X-T10 (body only) with the sole purpose of shooting with old vintage manual focus lenses. I really loved the picture quality that my x100T produced so going with the X-T10 was a no-brainer for me. Why these old vintage lenses? Well for one thing, they are dirt cheap and still produce excellent quality images. For example I was able to get the Russian made Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens pictured above from Amazon for lens than $70.  The Helios is known for creating some wild swirly bokeh. Below are a few photos I took with that setup:

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Barbados

Adventure time on the island of Barbados! I must say that Barbados has some of the bluest waters I have ever seen in my life. Also here’s a tip if you ever plan to visit, it’s forbidden to wear any type of camouflage clothing on the island.





























Dominica

Good times on the island of Dominica! GoPro Hero 4 and Fuji x100T in hand I set off to capture my experience on this beautiful island.

The Fuji x100T

Since the announcement of the Fuji x100T I’ve been fighting the urge to upgrade my original Fuji x100 that I’ve owned for several years. My Fuji x100 was my daily street fighter and has traveled with me all over the world and had proven itself over and over. Last month I finally gave in and decided to pick up the Fuji x100T to see if it would really change anything for me and surprisingly yes it did! The Fuji x100T totally has changed my work flow of how I do things. The ability to wifi .jpg photos over to my phone or tablet alone has been worth the upgrade. Here’s an example of what I mean… I was at a family party and took a good number of photos (about 80), I then transferred the photos instantly to my iPhone and “Air Dropped” them to everyone at the party who had an iPhone. These were all high qualtiy .jpg’s already processed with Fuji’s Classic Chrome in the camera. The key thing here for me was not having the need for a laptop to download the photos, process, then upload for all to see and share. Oh did I mention I did this all within 15minutes while still at the party? Now tell me that is not a game changer? I’ll be heading off to the Caribbean in the near future so I’m really juiced at seeing how the Fuji x100T will differ from the original x100 with my travel photography. For now here are some everyday photos I’ve taken with the Fuji x100T over the last month of owning it, note these are all straight out of the camera using only Fuji’s Classic Chrome in camera .jpg preset.

 

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