I wanted a new perspective when out taking picture. I no longer say, “Out shooting.” I wanted to add human interest into my images. With that in mind, I purchased a new single focus small camera. The Fuji X100F provides a lot of features in a compact camera. With a 23mm lens (35mm perspective) I now need to zoom with my feet. It is easy to change my settings, and easy to walk around without being too conspicuous. I wouldn’t say this replaces all of my camera equipment, but I have been using it exclusively this past month. I carry this camera everywhere. That’s the way to get to know your gear.
I have already posted some images in a previous blog I took during the March for our Lives event.
Looks like they came to stay!
I have less to worry about when I take my Fuji out for the day. Do I bring other lenses? Should I change lenses now? Which bag do I take? Should I bring my tripod? And then to use or not use that tripod.
With my Fuji camera all I may need is my sunglasses. Usually for a day’s outing I won’t even need an extra battery or memory card. I need to consider the weather though since this camera is not weather sealed. But I am more of a fair weather photo friend anyway.
This past month I took it with me for a family outing to San Francisco. When I am with family I don’t want to make it all about photography. But I do want to capture memories. Kids grow up so fast.
My husband, and two of my grandchildren headed to Richmond making our first stop at the Hunter Hill Safety Rest Area. Over the years I have taken many photographs here on our way to the Bay Area.
My 16 year old granddaughter always makes a great model.
Picking up my son in Richmond we headed to the Oakland Ferry Building to take a ride to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Import/Export – See tankers being loaded and unloaded with cargo.
What a view going under the Bay Bridge
No crowds this morning. Selfie time.
First stop Golden Gate Ferry Building
Heading to Fisherman’s Wharf
Ride is over and tickets are collected.
With the pleasant, quiet ferry ride over we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf in search of food.
This street musician captured my eye. I should have gotten a bit closer, but the group was leaving me behind.
Faced with many choices.
Warned to watch out for Sea Gulls. This guy had no problem finding food!
Now the Sea Gull travels in style!
After lunch we head over the the Musee Mecanique
This free museum was full of action this Tuesday.
Granddaughter and her Aunt
Glad this mirror is not in my house!
Not easy to get everyone in a photograph
We walk up to North Beach in search of the perfect slice of pizza.
Cyclists getting instructions
Segway getting instructions
Tie Dyed in San Francisco
Tired and ready to take an Uber to the Ferry Building and head back to Oakland.
FYI for the price of the ferry we were able to park in a covered garage in Oakland! Not a bad way to travel!
Fun day for everyone!
More about my camera adventures to come