Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm f/2.8 @ ISO 200

Landscape and nature photographers are drawn to the "grand landscape"; the sweeping vistas of mountains and oceans.  But for the urban-bound such shooting opportunities may come only a few times a year.

Whenever there's a fresh snow fall the jumbled, messy and often dreary reality of winter in a city gets a make-over by nature, and the hidden beauty can be revealed to those who take the time to seek it out.

"Simplicity" was shot at the height of a snow storm in Toronto as I walked through one of the city's ravine parks. I specifically chose to work that afternoon with the Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm (one of their new weather resistant lenses) because this combination promised to be impervious to the elements.


And, indeed it was. By the end of my one hour walk the camera and lens, which were simply hanging around my neck, were thoroughly covered in snow but continued to work without complaint.

The X-T1 had been set to +1EV exposure compensation, but looking at the raw I could have gone to +2EV. Other than some lightning, the white balance, which had been set to Daylight, needed to be warmed up a bit to visual neutrality. A bit of cropping completed the composition.


This image and its analysis may be discussed on the LuLa Forum