Simple composition at the Library

I really enjoyed how this image turned out. It was still raining when I grabbed my Fuji X-T2 and the beautiful Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens.

This lens is manual focus only, but when shooting black and white with Fuji’s focus peaking it’s not very hard to see your focus.

This is Fuji’s monochrome plus green film simulation and I love how the white buds come out from the branches.

At the Coffee County Lannom Memorial Public Library – Tullahoma TN

The Bird Feeders are up

The feeders have been up long enough for the birds to get use to them and the normal lot of birds that we have in our backyard have all returned.

I had a few minutes this evening to try my new camera/lens setup although I don’t have good perches in place I was able to use the one remaining good stick for the birds to land on.

I am using my Fuji X-T3 with the Fringer Pro lens adapter and mounted my Canon 400mm. The Fringer Pro allows me to adjust aperture and works well with the Canon 400mm even with Auto Focus.

The Hermitage Trees

Andrew Jackson’s home has beautiful trees that make wonderful black and white images.

Here is an image taken back this Spring that shows the huge trees on the property.

Rhinos are unique animals

Rhino horns are made of keratin, the same substance that makes up our nails and hair. It has no medical properties despite being used in traditional Asian medicine. 

Rhinos have fantastic hearing and a great sense of smell, but have terrible eyesight. They will struggle to spot something further than 30m away. 

Rhinos love wallowing. By covering themselves with mud and letting it dry they are protecting their skin from the sun. Rhinos will rub their bodies against tree trunks and rocks to remove ectoparasites, such as ticks, which have become stuck in the dry mud on their skin. 

Jack in the Valley

[mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]A[/mks_dropcap] few years back we had a great day shooting elk in North Carolina. I found this video that jack shot as we sat in the back of the truck (this was before we got our new truck). It was a day of waiting, eating, and finally watching the elk come down and appear in the fields.

Here is a story we created about our trip.

Cataloochee Valley by Randy Pollock on Exposure