Watching the World Go By

tabby cat on a fence

Tabby Cat Watching the World Go By

This cat is a “cool cat”. He’s sitting on top of the fence and he’s watching the world go by, actually me and my dog walking by him.

This image is a wide angle. We, my dog and I, were about 1½ meters away or about 5 feet. This cat is not afraid. He’s at full attention. You can see it in the eyes and …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Select the Size of the Focusing Area

When using the single focus point, I often have to change the size of the focus area. Fuji has some quick way of bypassing the menus which is:

AF/MF SETTING > FOCUS AREA

Instead of that you can (my preferred method)

Single Point AF

  1. Press the joystick in.
  2. Use the rear dial to select the size of the focusing area/frame.
  3. Press MENU/OK to enable the new setting.

Zone AF

  1. Press the joystick in …
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Smart Cat v. Dumb Cat

2 cats: brother & sister

Smart Cat versus Dumb Cat

These two cats couldn’t be any more different from each other but they are brother and sister.

Collie or Kolly, the male at the front, is a very dumb cat. The female, Molly, at the back, is a lot smarter. If there’s any danger, Molly goes back into the yard, near the cat door where she can go back in for protection.

Collie/Kolly is not that smart …

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High Wire Act: Vancouver, BC

Siamese cat walking on fence

Siamese Cat Walking on Fence

This Siamese cat was laying on the fence. He saw me coming and walking with my dog.

He was at the back on the fence and when we walked by, he came closer to inspect the situation, most likely my dog.

BTW, he doesn’t have a collar and we, my dog and I, encounter coyotes regularly and it’s not just at night. I have seen coyotes in Vancouver …

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File Resolution

This applies to all Fujifilm cameras and all Canon, Nikon, Sony…

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a photographer. She said that even when she provides images to her clients in low resolution, some clients have taken these “low resolution” files are have them printed at local labs into 16 inch by 20 inch. Even though she provided jpegs with a low resolution of 72.

The resolution is a flag written in …

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Another Amazing Dog: Vancouver, BC

Australian Sheppard carrying soccer ball in his mouth

Australian Sheppard carrying soccer ball in his mouth

This dog, an Aussie aka an Australian Sheppard, is playing with a soccer ball. The amazing thing is not that he runs after it, but he also carries it.

He runs after the soccer ball and somehow manages to lift it can carry it in his mouth. He bites into it. The bite is strong enough to hold and lift the ball but not strong enough to …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Focus Points

When using the zone focus or the wide-tracking focus, the display EVF or OVF shows multiple points that are supposed to be in focus. Why all these points?

In any of the area focus modes, the zone or the wide-tracking, the camera decides where to focus. Where to focus will depend on the which Fuji camera and which version of the firmware:

  • The older cameras and the older firmware will pick the focus based on …
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Busy Bee: Vancouver, BC

Busy bee

Busy bee: Vancouver, BC

I don’t know his name, his owner, a younger lady, was at the other end of the park talking with her friends.

He was a very busy bee, he went from bush to bush to pee on every single one. I don’t think that he missed a pole or a bush. Before the pee, he had to sniff it from one side, then from the other side…

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Happy Dog or What?

happy dog running

Happy Dog Running

This is a happy dog. Look at her face, her mouth and her eyes. This is a very happy dog, She loves running.

I couldn’t ask for her name, her owner was busy running.

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The Boss: Banff, AB

The Boss

The Boss

It’s spring in Banff, Alberta. The snow has melted, mostly, but the grass hasn’t grown yet, so everything is still brown. It will take about a month until the hills become green again.

This photo is just one family with the parents, four teenage daughters, and their two dogs.

The dog wasn’t just leading the pack, she was barking at them to “get moving” and deciding where to go. She …

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Greyhound Rescue: West Vancouver, BC

Greyhound rescue

Bingo, a Greyhound rescue

Bingo is a Greyhound rescue from Tijuana, Mexico. She only raced for a couple of years. She wasn’t fast enough so the “race people” got rid of her. The Greyhound rescue took her under their umbrella and eventually she ended in Canada. After 5 years, she still has problems with Canada and the West Coast.

  1. It’s Canada and the winters are harsh. She doesn’t like the cold.
  2. It …
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