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    China Postcards..

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    Thanks Jorgen..

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    da_eltsch..thank you kindly.

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    I asked my guide, what the English was for the following image..


    He tried to say something..stopped. Thought for a while. With a sheepish grin, he told me, he didn't know.

    ' There is no word for it, in English, that I know ', he said.

    Indeed there isn't. There are some two or three words in English used to convey what the above sign means.
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    Thanks jamgolf. Much appreciated.

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    Jorgen, ReeRay, Swissblad..thanks.

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    Really enjoyed these, rayyan. Especially the BW portraits. So much character evident in them. What Fuji gear are you using?

    BTW, your signature link isn't working.

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    Hi John.

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the trouble to comment. I really appreciate that.

    I had a simple setup. Just the XT-1 and the Fuji 35/1.4

    All images posted are with that one lens.

    Take care pal.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Really enjoyed these, rayyan. Especially the BW portraits. So much character evident in them. What Fuji gear are you using?

    BTW, your signature link isn't working.

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    Holy heck, these are fantastic.
    I am contemplating an X-T1, and have had the XF35 previously with the X-Pro1(s) I have had, it's a nice lens. These are stunning.
    A nice small but powerful combo. Great eye for shots too of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Jorgen, ReeRay, Swissblad..thanks.

    This deserves to be posted twice
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    ^ I think the all do - excellent series. Well done and keep them coming.
    "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." - Ansel Adams

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    Thank you kindly, Gary.
    I am waiting for the 90/2..

    Best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbealnz View Post
    Holy heck, these are fantastic.
    I am contemplating an X-T1, and have had the XF35 previously with the X-Pro1(s) I have had, it's a nice lens. These are stunning.
    A nice small but powerful combo. Great eye for shots too of course.
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    ReeRay, much appreciated. And thanks for looking in.

    Kind regards.

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    ^ I think the all do - excellent series. Well done and keep them coming.
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    That is a biased opinion from a close friend. But me love it..

    Take care and stay safe Jorgen.

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    This deserves to be posted twice

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    From my bedroom...

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    Re: China Postcards..

    We had a big dinner..my wife and me. We were burning the calories off. Just wandering around.

    We came across a bar cum restaurant. Outside and inside seating. Beautiful ambiance. Lovely evening. A group was playing. We took a seat outside. Pina coladas ( fruits only ) and some dessert.

    The music began to grow on us. We ordered some more drinks. Felt like ' get on up..' The music was superb.

    I went in. Indicated to the group with my camera. A smile and ' please go ahead '.

    Later the group joined us at the table. What a night we had. One of the best evenings we have had in years and years. And the group...Just wonderful.

    I took many shots..they saw it all. We exchanged email addresses. I have already sent them the ones they selected. Here are a few from the remaining batch..





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    Same gear? X-T1 and XF35/1.4?
    Stunning images.
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    Thanks Gary. Yes, same combo. I only had that combo throughout the trip.
    ( plus the Leica ).

    Kind regards.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gbealnz View Post
    Same gear? X-T1 and XF35/1.4?
    Stunning images.
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    Color? Fuji knows a thing or two about colors..no?

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    R, outstanding stuff.

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    Lovely photos, Rayyan! They transcend whatever equipment you were using.

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    Mikal, Gary...thank you guys. Really appreciate your encouragement.

    Stay well, the both of you.

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    R, outstanding stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Lovely photos, Rayyan! They transcend whatever equipment you were using.

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    Re: China Postcards..

    love them all.
    esp the b/w portraits

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    jlm, how very kind of you to stop by. Much appreciated.

    Here is one b/w..


    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    love them all.
    esp the b/w portraits
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    ReeRay, Jorgen, Camping..much much appreciated. Thank you.

    I asked for kosher food...

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    I have no more postage stamps. Postcards yes, many.

    How did the XT-1 do? And paired with nothing more than the Fujinon 35/1.4.

    For me, it did what I wanted it to do. 95% of the time. The other 5%?

    Really, no camera would have managed the 5% in one way or another.

    It is a compromise..always. Chasing new gear is a game of want, not need..in the majority of cases. At least for me it is.

    Take small size camera, and after a certain fl, the lenses are as big and heavy as any 135 ff.

    For me, and me alone..a 50mm lens and a 90 or 135 is more than enough to travel the world. It has done portraitist, landscape, closeups, street, museums, food.
    Also dark night clubs. I sent the postcards to you.

    So the last postcard, till I buy some more stamps..the XT-1 and the 35/1.4


    Thank you for receiving my postcards.
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    Great series rayyan!

    I enjoyed following your trip in the Leica forum, don't drop by the Fuji forum to often so this was a nice treat.

    Happy trails .......

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    Great series Ray
    excellent shots - it seems you had a wonderful time
    we just got back from our trip this evening . . . time for bed

    Just this guy you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    I have no more postage stamps. Postcards yes, many.

    How did the XT-1 do? And paired with nothing more than the Fujinon 35/1.4.
    For me, it did what I wanted it to do. 95% of the time. The other 5%?
    Really, no camera would have managed the 5% in one way or another.

    It is a compromise..always. Chasing new gear is a game of want, not need..in the majority of cases. At least for me it is.

    Take small size camera, and after a certain fl, the lenses are as big and heavy as any 135 ff.
    For me, and me alone..a 50mm lens and a 90 or 135 is more than enough to travel the world. It has done portraitist, landscape, closeups, street, museums, food.
    Also dark night clubs. I sent the postcards to you.

    So the last postcard, till I buy some more stamps..the XT-1 and the 35/1.4

    {snip}

    Thank you for receiving my postcards.
    Thank you, rayyan, for posting these lovely photos and your closing thoughts.

    Yes indeed, chasing new gear is more desire than need for most of us. Certainly for me it is, and I will listen to your thoughts: they align with my own meditations so closely.

    G

    "Equipment is transitory, photographs endure."

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    Dan, Jono, Godfrey and all friends who gave me of their time and comments to
    thread, I am really grateful. For your encouragement and patience.

    I wish you all well in your photographic journeys with whatever cameras you use.

    Just have fun..life is too short to wrangle about which cam gear is better.

    Thank you friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    I asked my guide, what the English was for the following image..


    He tried to say something..stopped. Thought for a while. With a sheepish grin, he told me, he didn't know.

    ' There is no word for it, in English, that I know ', he said.

    Indeed there isn't. There are some two or three words in English used to convey what the above sign means.
    I am surprised that the guide did not know. It is an ancient character for the Qin Dynasty. It took me sometime to Google it here:
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...A7%A6-seal.svg
    The modern character is at the first line of this page.

    BTW, excellent captures, especially the B&W ones.

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