Electric Boogaloo

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Pets by Frank Jansen (Dutch goes the Photo!)

Enough warmth to melt snow!

Growing up in the British West Indies we always had pets. We had dogs, cats, birds, fish, lizards, snakes, and turtles. We were a pet loving family. When my wife and I were first married I had several fish tanks with Discus and freshwater Angelfish. Both are from the South American Cichlidae family. I love Cichlids. I think they are among the most intelligent fish. The tanks -- I had two -- were set up with high volume biological filters and live plants. I lost both tanks -- lingo for all the fish died -- while on a weekend vacation. Despite my explicit instructions on overfeeding, the person I left to care for my tanks couldn't resist. "They looked so hungry". Sigh.

My daughter has had some recent traumatic experience with pets of her own so we were pet free until recently. Then we bought a fish. A Betta splendens that she has named, Electric Boogaloo. I think Boogie is good therapy for her. She fusses over him, making sure his water is clean, that he only eat what's needed, and get the right amount of light.

It is challenging to take photos of a fish. Especially through the glass. The auto-focus worked against me.

Kiran’s fish, Electric Boogaloo—FujiFilm X100F

Setting up the Fujifilm X100F for Street Photography

Setting up the Fujifilm X100F for Street Photography (Ian MacDonald Photography)

I’ve had a lot of requests over the last few weeks to describe the camera settings I use when I am out shooting on the street, so I thought I would take a few minutes to walk through how I set up the new Fuji X100F.

Fuji X100F ACROS Settings

Fuji X100F: My Go-To ACROS Settings (The Broketographers)

I've always shot almost entirely JPEG on all of my Fuji cameras over the years; mostly because the JPEGs look so good straight out of camera, that I don't usually have to do much (if any) editing, and also because the small Fuji cameras I've owned over the years have been more "walkaround" cameras.