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About robthebruce

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    Melbourne, Australia

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    X100; X E1
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    XF 14mm; XF 18-55; XF 50-140.
  1. House 1

  2. Jamberoo water - sort of

    Unusually dry winter in southern highlands of New South Wales, Australia resulted in this very small waterfall.
  3. Suede

    Very few people understand how difficult it is to photograph a black dog. They often become a 'blob' with no ability to see the details. I have such a dog, so well done.
  4. Chris

  5. Kirsten

    All three of my children were at home at once - a rarity as they come and go overseas at the moment.
  6. Elizabeth

  7. Urban decay #5

  8. Train crossing

  9. Train lines

    I recently bought this 18 mm lens second hand to fill in the gap between the 14 mm and 23 f.14 mm. I found I had problems managing the lens flare in 18 mm which is not the case in the 23 mm or 14 mm.
  10. Who still has a Xe1?

    Here is an example of the 18 mm. I found the issue of flares in the lens a bit of a problem shooting into the sun which is less the case on the 14 mm and 23 mm f.4. Given the subject matter, sharpness is not the main issue.
  11. Who still has a Xe1?

    Several weeks ago I bought a second hand XF 18 mm f2.0. It gave the camera a new lease of life. I much prefer using the primes at the moment on it and I'm still learning things about the camera which are buried deep within its menus.
  12. Urban decay #3

    Somethings look better for aging - be they a gate latch or even the face of those who have loved life and lived gracefully. This gate latch was in Queenscliffe, Victoria, a historic seaside town and it was due to the salt of its seaside location, that has caused it to rust profusely. The sharpness also highlights the capability of the 18-55 lens at f4.5, ISO 400. I have shaky hands and the IS was very useful.
  13. Suburban decay #1

    Not all expensive houses once started, are finished. For about 10 years this one stood uncompleted. I am not certain of the reasons for its incompletion. The usual reasons are because the builder went broke; the owner died, the owner's marriage broke up or the owner lost their money in poor investments. The block has been cleared 9 months ago. It stood on a street with multi-million dollar houses opposite it, on one of Melbourne's top 10 most expensive streets.