Around Birmingham City Hospital

I was working on one Saturday and got bored of facing the computer all morning and decided to take a walk around City Hospital during my lunch break. I have my X-E2 in my work bag (I have been making an effort to have my camera with me all the time) and I decided to take it with me for the walk.

Here are a few snapshots I took.

Lunch time walk about around Birmingham City Hospital

Lunch time walk about around Birmingham City Hospital

Lunch time walk about around Birmingham City Hospital

Spring is around the corner

The last picture is the one I like most. It is not technically challenging or perfect, but it really means something. This is the first time this year I saw wild flowers. It is the signal that spring is around the corner! To me, this is the best time of the year, especially after a horrible rainy winter.

Hailstorm Aftermath

My backyard - HDR

After a short hailstorm, the hail on the ground of my back garden looked really nice. There were still lots of cloud on the sky. I took out my wide angle lens and tripod to try to capture the moment. However, the dynamic range was too high and I was not able to get a properly exposed back garden without overexposing the Skype and losing the details of the cloud. I ended up taking 3 pictures at 3 different exposure settings and combine them using Nik software. I am quite please with the result. What do you think? Your comment is welcomed.

Birmingham Mailbox

Birmingham miscellaneous snapshot

Coming out of the car park lift, I was heading towards Rodizio Rico, my favourite Brazilian restaurant in the Mailbox, Birmingham. With my camera with me all the time, I always look out for photographic opportunity. As I was walking towards the door, I thought the light effect can make a good black and white photograph. I was planning to just take picture of the door with some restaurant tables and chairs as foreground. When I looked through the viewfinder, suddenly to my surprise I saw a group of people walking into the building. There were males, females, kids and adults. Wow! Without hesitation, I took a few shots, trying to include part of the restaurants on the sides to give it a bit of context. It was not easy to get enough details of the inside without losing details of the building outside but I think eventually I have a good balance.

27mm, f/3.6, 1/60s, ISO 250.

X-E2 with XF18-55mm in London

Just spend a short weekend in London with my wife and I took my X-E2 with the 18-55mm lens with me. I was amazed with the low light capacity of the camera. Here are a few pictures I took.

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Some photos taken in the British Museum really show this camera’s low light ability.

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Playing around with the Toy Camera advanced filter.

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

We really have fun time and I enjoy shooting with this camera.

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

Short trip to London when Ching and my X-E2

 

I found that I shoot with mostly in 23mm-27mm (35mm to 40mm equivalent) range. My 27mm pancake is on its way and next time I will probably just take that with me so I can slot the camera into my jacket pocket.