A few days ago was a terrific evening sky. No storm, just puffy clouds and a wonderful sunset. Being in the suburbs, seeing the sun to the horizon wasn’t going to happen, but the sky was still great.
A few planes flew over and I had my new 50-140mm f2.8 lens on the Fuji X-T1 at the ready to catch this silhouette of a jet taking travellers to some adventure.
Yesterday winter made one of its last hurrahs with a moderate snow fall. I was up to Carp to see my doctor and the snow on the trees looked fantastic. As I have mentioned before, a local freight runs up through Carp on a regular basis, and I always ensure that my appointments are on the correct day and rough time that it comes through. So I had my camera with me.
After the appointment (all is well) I drove around the area to scout out a new position for the train. In doing so, I caught a few pics of the snow covered trees. The blue sky just looks awesome.
And after shooting this, I noticed the yellow fire hydrant. Blue and yellow are complimentary colours, so…
Sadly, no train came. It seems to be a no luck week for the limited freight trains around here. Did make this shot down the line heading just outside of town.
All shots with the Fuji X-T1 and 16-55 f2.8.
Since purchasing the Fuji 16-55 f2.8 lens last year, I’ve been dying to use it in inclement weather. Its a weather-sealed lens, and with the equally weather-sealed X-T1, its a no brainer for wet weather.
Granted, I wasn’t about to stand out in a downpour to prove it is weather resistant, but the opportunity to have it get wet a little bit and not worry about it was always on my mind. That and some sort of rain shot would be neat.
Yesterday, soon after I got home, a sun shower came through. As with a few other times this summer, I grabbed said camera/lens and hoped for something interesting.
That was the day. First off, as I stood under the canopy in the backyard (because I don’t really want to get wet), I shot the water dripping into the hanging bird bath.
I went out to the front of the house. As it was a sun shower – the sun still shining – I hoped for a rainbow. I wasn’t disappointed. There were two!
The camera and lens didn’t really get wet. A few splashes/drops. But its nice to not have to worry about water seeping in and ruining things.