Flickr a Day 48: ‘In for the Kill’

I picked today’s pic for three reasons: Photographer Andrew Stawarz uses the Fujifilm X-T1, and I want to draw attention to this fabulous, mirrorless camera; his photostream demands your investigation; and my wife loves red pandas—they’re just too cute to resist.

Andrew used Fujifilm’s XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens to shoot self-titled “In for the Kill”. Vitals: f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/320 sec, 88.2mm. My initial reaction to the image, like so many others from the X-T1: Captures what the eye sees. This is an important benefit too often overlooked when choosing a digital camera. Color isn’t over-saturated, for example, and white balance and contrast look true (well, to me). Based on the EXIF data, the only processing was done by the camera (e.g., no Photoshop or other software).

I came to Andrew’s photostream by way of this photo, when searching Flickr for “Cambridge”. His street shots, particularly use of fish-eye lens, is the voyeur’s view of the United Kingdom (and other paces he travels). He is from Cirencester, but lives in Bury St. Edmunds, which is 225 kilometers West. He captured the red pandas—well, photos of them—at Paradise Wildlife Park, which is 32 kilometers north of London. Andrew joined Flickr in November 2005.

Photo Credit: Andrew Stawarz