Spring has Arrived

During winter time, the beach at Lathari is full of thick ice which moves somewhat up and down with the tide, but you don't see the sea much except for maybe between the cracks in the ice.
Now spring has arrived, and there are only occasional bits of ice left the low tide arrives. Here are some pictures from today when Luna and I visited Lathari to explore. I even got her to sit still for a bit, so I could get some portraits of her. She loves to run and swim in all kinds of waters, muddy puddles and the ocean, and I love how she looks when she has been playing, it shows that she's had a good time.

A trip to Lathari with Luna

Luna and I visit Lathari a lot. It's a local beach area where when the tide is low you can walk for miles of land that is under water when the tide is high. Always fresh smells and things to drag around for Luna, and for me to throw for her. Also she loves the water and doesn't care if it's winter or summer, she runs into it regardless. It's better in the summer, for me, cause then I can hose her off outside, during winter she must go in the shower for that.

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A week with the Samsung NX1, some initial thoughts

So I ended up selling my lovely Fujifilm X-T1 all of the sudden. The reason is the Samsung NX1. The reason is that the NX1 would be at least as good for stills (peaking for manual focus, 28 megapixels, 15 FPS, very good ISO performance, great electronic view finder(EVF) etc..), and if Samsung fixes the very cumbersome focus peaking (it has to be turned on after every touch of the shutter button), then it will be.

But, the video specs and performance of the NX1 is far beyond the X-T1, even after the X-T1 got manual video in the December 2014 firmware update. It does 4K and UHD, and 1080p up to 120 FPS, all with peaking while recording (on the X-T1, peaking turned off when recording started), and you can connect an external monitor and recorder, no such thing on the X-T1.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the X-T1, it was magnificent to use, and the pictures it captured were amazing. But I want to do video as well, and with the X-T1, it just wasn't going to happen as I wanted it.

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