The Evil Eye: Vancouver, BC

This dog is a Whippet mutt, her owner wasn’t too sure.

Just the look and the holding of the head gives her the ‘evil eye’. She was a very nice but skittish dog.

Whippet mutt

Whippet mutt

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An Almost Old Golden Retriever: Vancouver, BC

I was walking down the street when I saw this ‘older’ Golden Retriever. She looks old. I made a quick comment, just after taking this photograph, and her owner said:

No! She’s only 8 years old.
She started becoming white when she was 3.

Here is an almost old Golden Retriever

An almost old Golden Retriever

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Turning on a Dime: Vancouver, BC

This chocolate Labrador had a great time catching and retrieving this Hol-ee Ball. It’s amazing how agile these Labradors can be and how quickly they can turn on a dime.

Chocolate Labrador running with his Hol-ee Ball

Chocolate Lab running with his Hol-ee Ball

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Speed

These are not all the SD memory cards available, but the ones tested with the Fujifilm X-PRO2.

SD Memory Card USB3 Read USB3 Write X-PRO2 Write
Lexar 64GB 2000x UHS-II 272.7 MB/s 244.5 MB/s 108.35 MB/s
Toshiba 64GB UHS-II 258.8 MB/s 226.5 MB/s 102.80 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-II 290.2 MB/s 182.1 MB/s …
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Mischievous Dog: Vancouver, BC

Some dogs’ face look mischievous. In this case, it’s the beautiful smile, the eyes and the ears and mostly how he crosses his legs.

In fact, this dog is not mischievous at all, but he is at full attention and hasn’t decided if we are friend or foe.

Looks like a mischievous dog

Looks like a mischievous dog

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The Balloon and a French Bulldog: Vancouver, BC

This French Bulldog, aka Frenchie, is fixated on balloons. He chases balloons. He tries to grab the balloon but most of the times it explodes.

While I was at the beach, he must have popped at least 8 balloons. His owner had a full bag from one of these party supplies.

Frenchie following a balloon

Frenchie following a balloon

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The Killer Boots: Vancouver, BC

This lady was very nice. She posed with her dog. I knelled, as I usually do, in front of them when they were walking toward me. I smiled, she stopped and posed. I took my photo and then…

2 seconds after this photograph, the dog lounged to attack me. She didn’t growl, but I could see that she was getting ready, by lowering her rear and getting ready to jump. I thought that if she would attack, she would attack my dog. No, she tried to go for me.

Dog & Hunter boots before the kill

Dog & Hunter boots just before the kill

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Super Woman

This woman photographer is amazing! She must be from the planet Krypton.

She’s an older person (I would guess in her late 50s, early 60s) and she carries a 1DMk4 with a 600mm f/4. She makes her photos HAND-HELD. That’s 24Lbs/11Kg at the end of her extended arm.

That day, the light was not the greatest, it was grey, low contrast and very cloudy. Either she’s super-woman or she uses ISO 100,000. Look at the arch of her back…

Just holding such a big and heavy rig at the end of the arm is hard enough for me. That’s why I mostly use either a tripod or at least my monopod. And it’s usually set to be 2½ feet tall. I wear a single carpenter knee pad on my right knee and I kneel down, just like Tim Tebow but I was doing it long before he started to play football. It’s to be closer to the ground and have a different perspective than 98% of the other photographers.

BTW, she’s just holding, at arm length, the lens up without even taking photos.

Super woman

Super Woman

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Improve the Autofocus

  1. Only use the mechanical shutter (MS). The camera will NOT do AF-C with the electronic shutter enable. The camera (X-PRO2, X-T2, X-T1, X-T10) does not focus between each shot when the electronic shutter is enabled.
  2. Set the High Performance Mode to ON. The High Performance Mode is part of the Power Management Settings. The CPU will run at full speed but will decrease the battery life by about 20%.
  3. Turn of the Face …
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