|Fog, 35mm shallow DOF, and Classic Chrome film simulation combined.|
Before we left our rental house for Portland and the ferry, I experienced my usual photo anxiety trying to decide what gear to take: A bag with the X-T1 and X-E1 and assorted lenses? Which lenses? Is it too much to carry? Do I leave some gear back at the house? What if I need something I didn't take with me?
Annoyed with this internal dialogue, I left everything back at the house and grabbed only the X-T1 with Fujinon 35mm F1.4. I love this combination. The X-T1 with its electronic shutter enables me to shoot the 35mm wide open in the broad daylight, so I can (overuse) the shallow depth of field with creamy bokeh effect.
|Morning at the Maine State Pier|
|On the 9:15 Peaks Island Ferry|
|Fort Gorges. This I want to tour some day.|
|Peaks Island approach.|
Noise aside, we circled the island stopping at some great rocky beaches.
The morning fog , the 35mm shallow depth of field, and the Classic Chrome film simulation on the X-T1, contributed to some decent family photos.
A bonus site on Peaks Island is the Battery Steele WWII bunker. Bring a flashlight, or download beforehand a flashlight app for your phone, and be ready to explore.
|The "Tomb Raider" approach the the bunker|
|Some amazing graffiti art throughout the complex|
|...fumbling for my phone's flashlight app and getting left behind in the dark|
|Finally after finding the app, I could use my phone to illuminate the interior art.|
|When the fog began to lift and we could see nearby islands.|
|Stock photo or my mom, daughter, and sister playing Jenga?|