Bringing the fun back into photography

Last year I was finding that I wasn't doing a huge amount of photography.  My mum was ill, so I wasn't going out much.  I also found that I didn't want to carry around my D800, as it is big and quite heavy, particularly with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and I have never enjoyed using my Nikon P710, which whilst being compact, is also painfully slow, with a very average sensor.

I ended up buying a Fuji X-E1, with a couple of lenses.  It is fun to use, easy to carry and has a great sensor.  Over the last year, it has become my go to camera for general  photography and have taken many more photos.

Below you can find a few photos, which I took during last year with the camera.

This is probably my favourite photo of the year. 

This is probably my favourite photo of the year. 

I seem to have a thing for garden ornaments. 

I seem to have a thing for garden ornaments. 

My mum has always enjoyed gardening and there are various plants and flowers around the garden, which come out at a variety of different times during the year.

My mum has always enjoyed gardening and there are various plants and flowers around the garden, which come out at a variety of different times during the year.

No more ornaments, promise!

No more ornaments, promise!

Macro shot

Macro shot

Taken in my local park, when I went for a walk with my mum during her recovery.

Taken in my local park, when I went for a walk with my mum during her recovery.

Walking around London and this image stood out for me.

Walking around London and this image stood out for me.

Taken in Regents park

Taken in Regents park

Another image taken in regents park.  I wasn't the best time of day but I liked that he stood out against the grass.

Another image taken in regents park.  I wasn't the best time of day but I liked that he stood out against the grass.

Taken at the butterfly house at London zoo.  Whilst the Fuji X-E1 is a great little camera, it probably wasn't the best camera for taking to a zoo, particularly with its rather slow autofocus.

Taken at the butterfly house at London zoo.  Whilst the Fuji X-E1 is a great little camera, it probably wasn't the best camera for taking to a zoo, particularly with its rather slow autofocus.

Another image taken at Regents park.

Another image taken at Regents park.