I am back in Germany.
Again, I decided to travel light on camera equipment (Fuji X100s, Fuji TCL – tele converter lens, Fuji XT-1 and Fuji 56/1.2 lens). Not very surprisingly, I have been taking the majority of my images with the X100s. It is the camera that I have with me most of the time. I don’t have much time on this trip to edit and retouch images and decided to shoot most images in jpg. I am using three setting setups that are customised and nothing too extraordinary. My preferred mode is the b/w mode. On some occasions, I decided to shoot jpg/ raw when it was a unique moment or the potential that I would like to spend some time later doing some deeper and more detailed retouching or where was not sure, if b/w only would be too limiting.
Part of my daily routine is a run through the forest. I stay close to the Dutch, Belgian, German border, the so called Dreiländereck (border triangle). My runs go literally through three different countries every time. When it is not raining constantly, I pack in my Fuji during the run and stop here and there for some snapshots, which often involves waiting until the heart rate is calm enough to take a decent picture.
Mostly, I take the same route and I find myself almost on autopilot for the route and find time to think and process the days until I hit a spot that is interesting. Interesting can be anything from a dramatic light to a detail that I haven’t seen before along the way. I love these small discoveries.
Post processing is fast and simple. Import into Lightroom, select my favourites and do some very basic edit and retouch, if at all. I work in seconds, not minutes! I hardly recall any raw image that I felt needed some more attention and simply stuck to the jpg, I shot.
Here are some of the pictures from my runs.