May flowers

As the warm weather arrives, that means it’s time to start planting. Some flowers and veg are scarce, due to the pandemic and people just plain hoarding things (formerly toilet paper, victory gardens are the thing now).

We did get some flowers to brighten up the back yard and draw the bees and birds. A splash of colour after a cool, wet and house-bound spring is a welcome view.

Fall and the X100

I went down to Dundas Ontario to visit my family last weekend for Thanksgiving. I decided well in advance (a rarity for me) to only take the Fuji X100 and the teleconverter, to make the 35mm a 50(ish)mm equivalent.

It was a beauty of a weekend, and although the fall colours have been slow to arrive this year, there was still a lot of colour in the trees. One Saturday, my son and I went up to the location of the old Dundas train station, now long gone. When I was his age, 14, I’d ride my bike up there on Saturday mornings to watch the trains before heading home for lunch. The station has long burned to the ground thanks to vandals, however, the area is still a great place to go for hikes into the gorge and walk up to Webster’s Falls. And to watch trains.

I haven’t used the 50mm teleconverter much in the last while since getting it. The X100 with the teleconverter is a great little kit that is light and makes great images. And mother nature puts on quite a show. With the beautiful weather, many of the shots needed no adjustments. What you see is what you get.