When Less is More – And When It’s Not (Quote)

Knowing when less is more – and when it is not – is more important for consistent success in participatory outdoor photography than in traditional journalistic or documentary coverage. When an artist is actively involved in an interpretive experience, whether it be climbing Everest or walking through a field, too much equipment interrupts the flow of emotional response that is the human element communicated in the best nature photography. Yes, little things do mean a lot.

Galen Rowell’s Inner Game of Outdoor Photography (2001), p. 89

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences: Digital Photography Review

Let’s get probably the biggest differentiator out of the way right up front – the X-T2 offers 4K video, while the X-Pro2 makes do with standard HD. The addition of 4K to the X-T2 surprised us a little when we first saw it on the spec sheet, but it’s clear that Fujifilm sees this feature as an important ‘must have’ in a camera as versatile as the X-T2. The X-T2 can record video in clips up to 10min duration, or 30min when the optional power booster grip is attached. 

https://m.dpreview.com/news/9408598447/fujifilm-x-pro2-versus-x-t2-seven-key-differences?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=generic&ref_=pe_1822230_200900040_dpr_nl_212_9

Unused Vintage Oil Storage Tanks

Unused Vintage Oil Storage Tanks at Ballast Point Park in Birchgrove, Sydney, Australia

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Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry

Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry located at Ballast Point Park in Birchgrove, Sydney, Australia

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Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry

Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry located at Ballast Point Park in Birchgrove, Sydney, Australia

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Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry

Metal Artwork Sculpture with Poetry located at Ballast Point Park in Birchgrove, Sydney, Australia

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Horse Shoe Shaped Life Ring at Mort Bay in Sydney

Horse Shoe Shaped Life Ring at Mort Bay in Sydney Australia

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Lone Tree at Ballast Point Park Foreshore Seawall in Sydney

Lone Tree at Ballast Point Park Foreshore Seawall iat Mort Bay in Sydney Australia

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Lone Tree at Ballast Point Park Foreshore Seawall in Sydney

Lone Tree at Ballast Point Park Foreshore Seawall iat Mort Bay in Sydney Australia

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Large rocks in the Australian bush

Large rocks in the Australian bush at Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains, Australia.

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Large rocks in the Australian bush

Large rocks in the Australian bush at Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains, Australia.

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Trail beside rock formations

Trail going past rugged rock formations at Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains, Australia.

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Grass Roots

It’s an interesting family portrait on the cover of Grass Roots magazine. The colouring, lighting and, I guess, the overall style of the image harks back to the 1950s. I can see that the photographer has used a direct, on-camera flash as a fill on the people. The background tree and the blue sky have been rendered fairly dark, using a short shutter speed. The post processing is also interesting. It almost seems like the photographer has deliberately gone for the retro look.

Well done for the photographer whoever he/she is!

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