This past month has been a real struggle to get out and take photos outside. It’s just been so frigging cold, that it’s simply not enjoyable. So any excuse to capture some photos are very welcome. I have been taking my son out driving in preparation for his driving test. So with my Fuji X100F in hand we spent a couple hours driving around in the city. I of course was in the passenger seat and I actually managed to capture some photos while Noah was driving. Of course it would have been great to stop and walk around but there just wasn’t anytime to do so, and as I mentioned, it was cold out.
For anyone who has read my previous blog posts, I tend to shoot with a few different cameras. The Fuji has been neglected over the past couple months. I tend to stick with a camera for a while before switching it up. That camera has actually been my Sony A6300. It is a great walk around camera and although I initially got it for video, I have been using it a lot lately for my personal photography. With that being said, the Fuji X100F is still my favourite ‘walk around camera’. The colours that come out of it and of course the overall feel are second to none. So for the past few days I have shooting with it and I realized how much I missed doing so.
The second batch of photos below were actually taken today and truly reflect my title I chose for this article. I always try and get out on my lunch breaks for about 40 minutes to take photos in the neighbourhood. My wife how is a teacher, told me it was quite cold out … -25 degrees Celsius. I was very tempted to just stay inside but I bundled up and trekked outside with the Fuji in hand. At first it wasn’t too bad, or so I told myself, but I soon realized about 20 minutes in that it was indeed very cold out. I honestly thought I was getting frostbite.
Regardless, I still got some keepers. They aren’t my best work but It was a very rushed walk and one where I didn’t really want to stop for more then a few seconds for fear of freezing in place. I do miss the warmer months were I could literally spend 20 minutes in one spot and work a scene. Not now. But that’s how it goes I guess. If warmer weather does come soon, I want to get out and get some good landscape photos of all the snow. Until then, my cold power walks will have to do.