Sunday Stroll

When it strikes, I just have to get out of the house and walk.

I felt it today; I grabbed my XT1 and just went for slow walk through my park.

I felt inclined to take the XF18-135mm f3.5-5.6.

Look at that Aperture rating, it’s considered a slow Lens.

Guess what?

I don’t let that stop me.

I have said it before, this Lens is simply fantastic.

It was mid afternoon so the Light was good and I knew my ISO would be below 1250.

The XF18-135mm is a fully capable Lens. I don’t worry about Bokeh and fast F Stops. At 18mm, my Aperture will be F11 right up to F22

This Aperture and focal length is for storytelling composition and achieving depth of field.

At 23mm I am looking at Street Photography, environmental compositions - this begins at F8

All other Focal Lengths are for Portraits and Detail shots - my Aperture will be F5.6 and above.

The most important thing with this Lens is ISO and Shutter Speed.

The 1.5 Crop factor means I have a field of view equal too 27-202.5mm.

That’s a very versatile focal range.

Plus this Lens has stabilisation. So my stutter speed begins at 1/250 or 1/500 if the light is good.

Today while out walking, it was favourable - I was working with Centre Weighted metering - I was experimenting with protecting my highlights.

I like going for long walks.

With my Camera in hand I am free and allow the moments to speak to me.

This is my meditation.

It makes a big difference to my mental health and spirit.

Thanks for reading


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