Less than week before we climb on the iron chicken and head for India. Time then for some quiet thinking and ideas on how and what I might want to photograph.
So, I’m busy, busy, busy looking and reading on the Interwebs and I find myself becoming increasingly interested in the way other Fuji photogs post-process their images and on top of a bout of RTFM, discover how to make the X100 capture black and white JPGs and at the same time, save a full colour RAW file. That’s a no-brainer – the only cost is storage space. On a 64Gb SD card, who cares?
Then, out-of-the-blue a friend who lives most of the time in Zambia arrives in town and invites us to lunch. The venue? A favourite restaurant, on a vineyard nestled in the mountains high above Stellenbosch – surely, time for the Fuji to strut its stuff – something that’s not happened much of late.
The lunch turned out to be our friend’s birthday celebration, a 10 course, 12 wine monster – the latter all from his own extensive cellar of local and French imports. Some post processing experiments the next morning and I’ve got a hat full if ideas to pack in my case next week.
You’ll excuse the quality of the images slowly falling away as the dining finished and six o’clock lurched into view…