As promised, here’s a shot from a the same sunrise that sparked yesterday’s image. I had a blast the blues and purples of the blue hour’s sky mix with the last of the sun’s reddish-orange rays bouncing off the swirling clouds. I soaked up the scene and occasionally made an image when something really caught my eye. After the initial toying with the digital tele-converters I alluded to yesterday, I absorbed the entire sunset without ever having to stop enjoying the moment to mess with my camera. It was wonderful.
Cameras are supposed to get out of your way. At a minimum, they shouldn’t distract from your experience in the moment. If you’re familiar with your camera, it just kind of appears when you want to make an image and then vanishes afterwards without ever jarring you out of your experience. And in a best-case scenario, the fact that you’re holding a camera in your hand and reflecting upon your experience in order to make an image actually deepens your presence and appreciation of the moment.
More than any other camera I’ve ever used, the Fuji X100 series gives me the best chance of achieving that best-case scenario.