A tale of extremes – Fujifilm X-T1

That’s about the best I could come up with for the title of a piece dealing with my impressions of the Fujifilm X-T1. This is a flawed camera, with some gaping omissions and dropped balls, at the same time as being the best X series camera yet. Confused? I certainly was! I found my initial …

It all looks different from up here…

Today I was lucky enough to visit Coq D’Argent, a restaurant in the city on the roof garden of 1 Poultry in the City.   1 Poultry is perhaps one of the last buildings of the postmodernist architectural movement/style to be completed. It’s certainly striking, with its pink and yellow alternating limestone cladding. It has …

Green Park greys

No, this isn’t a feature on the North American squirrels that seem to inhabit every inch of London’s green space, rather a trip to Green Park in the extreme grey weather we had yesterday. However, you could tell this was London, given that people were out and about in deck chairs and generally lounging about …

The future of X-Trans RAW: Apple Aperture?

I was really surprised at the message telling me Apple Aperture had acquired Fuji X-trans compatibility (for use with the X-Pro1, X-E1 and X100S). I downloaded it, gave a conversion a look, thought it looked OK and disregarded it on the basis that Aperture is way overdue for an update and lacks decent CA control …

Westminster

Seeing as a fiery ball in the sky had appeared again and I had time to pop out at lunchtime, I headed over to take a look at Westminster Abbey. Before getting there I came across a saxophonist in the subway and then headed over via Parliament Square. The Collegiate Church of St Peter at …

A short walk down the Embankment

Last night I watched a programme about the history of the Thames and its bridges. ¬†One of the topics was the Embankment. The Thames Embankment is a major feat of 19th century civil engineering designed to reclaim marshy land next to the River Thames in central London. There had been a long history of failed …

Bankside Walk

The weather is terrible today. We’ve all been going stir crazy with the never ending rain. I’m not expecting much in the way of the forecast snow tonight… In any event, in the absence of any possibility whatsoever of taking photos, here are some shots from a walk down Bankside after our visit to the …

The view from the top…

Today, I took my family to the Shard, London’s tallest building, to visit the new viewing platform that has opened (called “the view from the Shard”). The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. Its construction began in March 2009; it was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012. Standing …

Chinatown

So, I did it again for the first time in 18 months. I facepalmed repeatedly once I realised what I had done, but there was little I could do about it. What had I done? The dread of any RAW photographer, I left the camera in jpeg only mode by mistake! I had been taking …

Bank

The Bank of England is a really photogenic location. It’s close to my current office but we are moving soon to the other side of Liverpool Street, so I might as well make the most of being close to Bank while I can. It’s a fantastic blend of neo-classical and art deco architecture. It’s well …