Silver Saddle Ranch

From walkies a couple of days ago, I made this capture with the Fuji X-H1 and the Fujinon 35/1.4. The clouds have moved on for now, so I lost that lovely sky contrast.

Over the last month or so, I have been asking myself “What can I do that will nourish my soul?” I go through these reflective periods now and again. I think it is a healthy thing to do.

Well, one of my answers was to get out my camera, charge the battery, and carry it along with me when out and about. The Fujifilm X-H1 was an acquisition I bought for the larger Fujinon lenses. Some of them just do not balance well on the smaller Fujifilm X-T1 body. I have not had this camera out in a long time. So, I thought it time to charge its battery, mount an appropriate lens, and carry it.

The main reason I have not flown my drone or carried a camera is because Sera requires a lot of attention in the field. We are now in snake season (again). She appears to be wary of snakes, particularly if they buzz and do not run away. But the risk of a bite is too great for me to ignore. So I am very careful in the field with her when the weather is warm.

That does not leave a lot of attention for the camera or a drone. At least, it did not until this season.

I plan on carrying a camera (other than my iPhone — long story there) for now. I really like carrying the X-T1 better, particularly with the lovely Fujinon 30/2.0 (30mm f/2.0) small lens. It is in the Fujinon compact lens series. It is very good (as are the others). It is very small and light. It makes great images.

However, on this day I carried the larger X-H1 body and the larger (and faster) 35/1.4 (35mm/f1.4) lens. I suspect that the image quality from both camera and lens is superior to the X-T1/30/2.0 combination… but not observable for a web image.

But the day I made this capture I carried the X-H1 and make some images with it. Silver Saddle Ranch provides lots of subjects.