It just arrived. My brand new Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4x teleconverter. Giddiness has ensued. I’m like that.
A brand spankin’ new lens is always exciting. It usually makes my heart go all a’flutter, I even get a little nervous. It’s kinda like a blind date:
“What if I don’t like you?”
“What if you don’t like me?”
“What if you’re too big and heavy?”
“Will we see eye to eye?”
“If I like you now, will I still like you a month from now?”
“What if we break up?”
Like everyday life isn’t enough to worry about! Continue reading “First Images With My New Fujinon XF50-140mm lens!”
What Do You MEAN, What’s My Name?
I’ve had a bee in my bonnet to see the Paris Opera House ever since we missed seeing it when we were here in 2010. This day was a good day.
The place seems to have many names; As Wikipedia explains it: “The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. The theatre is also often referred to as the Opéra Garnier.” And ummm… also known as: the Opera National de Paris.
Oh, how I love a place with identity issues!
Not to mention its very own Phantom of the Opera.
Digression aside… I got my wish on this trip. Woot! It was low-key.. I just happened to be in the ‘hood and thought I’d see if I could get in. I not only walked right into the joint, there really weren’t tons of people inside. Score! I grabbed an audio tour and took off, cameras in hand. Continue reading “Paris Opera House Magic”
If You’ve Followed The Adventure…
Y’all know that I’ve been on a mission of mirrorless. I’ve been… Continue reading “The Next Fuji Chapter: And So It Begins”