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1 month, 1 week ago 1
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Recent shot from the Fujifilm XF 80mm Macro f 2.8, pretty spectacularly sharp and great rich color,  keeping it!!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month, 1 week ago 4
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I have a number of pieces of gear I want to sell, if interested please contact me at:   billfortneyphoto@gmail.com or call me at (606)-344-0455

 

Fujifilm X-H1 with battery grip and L bracket Mint condition/low frames

Asking $800.  SOLD

 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2  Mint low frames with L bracket     Asking $800.  SOLD

 

Fujifilm XF 100-400 Mint with hood and Arca Swiss plate   Asking $850.  SOLD

 

Fujifilm XF 16-80 f 4  Mint- with square hood   Asking $400.  Keeping this One

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month, 2 weeks ago 4
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One of the features I love about the Fujifilm cameras is the film simulations. I recently shot some colored pencils and used several different simulations.  The one above is the standard (Provia).  I like the nice neutral colors and the saturation.

 

 

By contrast, in this shot I used Classic Negative, I like it also!  Below was Classic Chrome and it dow resemble the old Kodachrome 64 colors.  The colors are more muted, but pleasant and evoke that old slide film look from days past!

 

 

Color is personal in nature, we like what we like and it’s all good!  I hope your weekend is filled with the colors of your choice!  Or maybe no color at all, (Monochrome)!

 

 

Be blessed!

 

the pilgrim

 

Technical data:  All images with the X-T5, Fujifilm XF 60mm Macro @ f 5.6 and 2.2 seconds – ISO 2  All images jpegs.

1 month, 2 weeks ago 7
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My second favorite love besides photography, (of course the Lord and my family and friends rank above even those two things!), is music!  When Sherelene and I built our home in 1978 I set aside a small room upstairs as a teaching room with a built in screen and a sectional couch around the walls.  Over the yearI taught a good number of classes in this space.  Later it became a catch all equipment room, but a couple of yers ago I decided to set up a music listening room.  Audio gear has always been a hobby and I cobbled together a system and organized it.

 

My teaching partner and dear friend, Jack Graham has a fabulous system in his home and it inspired me to set mine up.  Jack is really into vinyl and his system is really high end stuff, mine not so much, but I love the sound of mine and it works for me.  My system is a mix of old vintage stuff and some new modern pieces as well.  My main speakers of 1980’s era Polk SDA2 speakers, 40 plus years old but they still sound fantastic!  Sub Bass is handled with a Emotiva Sub Woofer.  I drive them with a Emotiva Base 2 Power Amp (250 watts per channel) and Emotiva PT-1 pre-amp, both high value and very clean sounding. I have about 50 albums and a very nice Technics turntable that was a gift from Jack.  My main music source is CDs of which I have well over a 1,000.  I use a vintage ES Sony CD Player and a Rotel Tribute CD player as well.  I also stream from Apple Music off my iPad Pro.  The smaller speakers are Klipsch 600M Reference Premiers.

 

My music is very eclectic, from Sinatra, to 50s 60s Rock and Roll, Blues, some country, contemporary artists, Classical, and Symphonic as well. I recently added a Eames (Reproduction Chair) to relax in for long listening sessions!  It’s taken almost 7 decades to piece it all together, but I’m really enjoying it!  Come by and I’ll play some music for you!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim