Crested Butte with a Bit of Luck

One of the axioms in photography is to never pass up an opportunity to make a good photograph. How many times have you had that feeling that you should probably stop what you are doing and snap a photo of that particular scene, didn't & later regretted it? I know I have but this was not the case and I've certainly learned not to pass opportunity up.

As I was driving down the mountain sipping my coffee on my way to a different planned location to the east of Mt. Crested Butte for an early morning shoot I couldn't help but see this scene developing. I knew I needed to hurry up to my planned scene for the morning, but this was too good to pass up.  The fog, clouds and sunrise combined made me stop the car and I'm quite glad I did. Especially since my planned location turned out to be rather dull as the clouds later created a less than appealing sunrise. 

Point of the story? Be flexible and don't let yourself pass up lucky moments!

Crested Butte with my Fuji X-T1

Along with other photographers around the world, I've recently decided to ditch my DSLR kit and switch to a mirrorless, or CSC/ILC setup. After much research and internal debate I ultimately decided on the Fuji X-T1 after a brief rental & test period proved it was worthy.

As a photographer who travels a quite a bit (or am I frequent traveler who takes lots of photos?) I wanted a camera kit that was light, compact and yet didn't compromise on image quality. Fuji's flagship X-T1 with their impressive lineup of sharp and high quality lenses honestly made the switch from my Nikon DSLR kit a comfortable decision. I'll plan to write a more thorough review with real world thoughts soon. For the moment, I'll let one of my first images shot with the X-T1 speak for itself.