Setting Up For A Big Party!

As many of my fellow Canadians know, 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday!!

While I was in Ottawa, I made my way up to Parliament Hill to check out the preparations for the New Years eve party, as well as the start of the festivities for Canada’s 150th.

Photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8.  Shot using the standard film simulation at ISO 3200 and f/2.8.

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Night Shooting

I had an engagement down in Old Montreal the other night and doing some forward thinking, i brought along my X-Pro1, which fit nicely in my jacket pocket.

It would have been a good idea to have brought a tripod along, but it would have been a bit cumbersome to lug around while attending to business.

In order to get a decent shutter speed, i had to boost up my ISO to 5000 with some photos  – the 27mm does not have OIS.  If there was plenty of light from the moon and other light sources, the files came out relatively good.

However, if i was taking photos of a darker scene, things tended to turn to mush and there was not much i could do to save them.

In the end, even though i had to hand hold the camera for all these photos, things turned out okay.

All photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 27mm f/2.8.

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From 400ft Up!

If you decide to go down to the Thousand Islands region, one stop that you need to make is at the Thousand Islands tower.

Once you get to the top of the tower, you are 400ft above the St. Lawrence River.  Needless to say, the view is breathtaking!

Photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Fujinon XF 27mm.

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