When I saw narcissus bloom on a mountain meadow the last spring, I marked the date in my calendar for this year to return and make some photographs. Due to a colder spring, it took a bit longer than the last year, but the meadow is beautiful again.
There’s a small stream meandering the meadow and so the morning fog is rather common — which is a welcomed element for landscape photography! I have a cottage nearby, so it was rather just a short hike, but with a pretty early wake up. The sunrise was worth the short night sleep though, I was very pleased with the trip and photos and will definitely return soon again.
Camera used: Fujifilm X-T2 with Rokinon 12mm f/2. Normally I’d use my usual wideangle — Fujinon XF 10-24mm, but it’s being serviced at this moment. I was very pleased by the Rokinon’s performance though.
There’s a new article published about the L-brackets for Fujifilm X-T2. Apart from description of more than 5 available options, it also helps with the choice of a remote shutter release that fits well between tripod and X-T2 connectors compartment.
What does the title of this website mean? Well, Photography is probably more or less obvious — I love landscape photography. It was started by watching some beautiful sceneries, spectacular sunsets and I quickly wanted to capture the beauty. From there it was quite a way to understand how to make photographs at least nearly as good as the reality, but I have always enjoyed the process of learning.
And what about the Ultralight stuff? It’s based on the concept of ultralight backpacking, which doesn’t have any strict definition, but generally means a way how to carry very little in your backpack, while staying safe and comfortable on or off the trail. Actually even more comfortable than before, since you care fewer items and your backpack is lighter, which makes hiking and backpacking even more fun.
By joining these two hobbies, I got Ultralight Photography — backpacking with fewer and lighter gear, be it outdoor gear, clothes or photography equipment. So please enjoy the website!
Should you be interested in finding more about ultralight backpacking, there is already quite a lot about it all across the web. Probably the most enjoyable is a book by Mike Clelland: Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extremely Lightweight Camping. Don’t be mistaken by the funny cartoons (they really are funny) and not that many pages, the book is packed with information and is a very useful reference to start to lighten up your backpack.
Another recommended reading is by Andrew Skurka: The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Andrew is kind of an ultralight superstar with many accomplishments and he presents a lot of his knowledge about backpacking gear and skills in this well organized book.
Finally, I made it! I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time in order to share particularly some technical details about the Fuji X system. Now it’s here and I’m very happy about it. This is just a very short first post to start with, more useful stuff is coming!
I hope that you’ll find some useful stuff here. Feel free to contact me and let me know what else you’d like to see and read here!