I recently got a new tripod which I’ve been using for time-lapse videos, but I’ve also used it to get some very detailed photos using a smaller aperture and low ISO. Today’s photo is an example of that. I’m normally shooting hand-held at 1600-6400 ISO and wide-open, which means the photos are lacking in detail. But the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras’ 23mm Fujinon lens is actually very sharp when stopped down to f/4 or F/5.6 and coupled with a reasonable ISO. You can see so much detail in the lampshade above. I guess I’m just not used to seeing it very often, with the type of photos I normally make.
Honestly, though, it’s too cumbersome to use a tripod all the time, and the real advantage of the Fujifilm X100T is its portability/speed Still, it’s nice to break out the tripod and dust off the camera settings that I rarely use. Photography is so fun!
This evening, Koa and I played tennis for an hour or so at the high school courts. Koa has just started playing tennis with his friends, who are pretty good, so we decided to go out together and hit a few balls and get some practice in. I haven’t played in several years, but it was really fun to play again (even though I am not good at all).
I’m noticing that the right side of my back is a little sore which is the same thing I experienced when I played several years ago after a long layoff from tennis. I had expected to be more sore than I am, but I guess the real test is how I feel tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that I will be able to get out of bed! 😆