Watching the Storm

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There is no debating the capabilities of a single prime 50mm lens with an aperture of 1.4. Colour clarity is stunning focus is sharp and you can control the depth of field to an amazing level.

I tend to the leave the 50mm on my camera simply as it is the lightest lens I own. Taking photos of a busy coastline takes care with the zoom being a matter of walking backward and forward. Walking backward along a rocky decline, from experience is not recommended.

The sun managed to come on out after a full day of rain. The rain storm could be seen making its way across the bay towards Donegal.

All photos were shot with a 50mm lens in Portstewart. A few additional photos can be found on flickr and


David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.


  1. Hello
    I have enjoyed your pictures very much. i also read your review on the Fuji X pro 1 and wanted to ask you a question.
    I have been on many sites and forums to help me make my decision. I have a
    Canon 40d at home but we deceided that it is a bit big to carry,
    especially if you want good lenses for it. I am thinking of getting a
    compact mirror less camera for kids use and while on the road to take
    beautiful scenery but with extremely good picture quality. M9 is too
    expensive. (have been debating M8 used)what would be the best choice in your opinion.  I am considering fuji x100, or x-pro 1.
    . The speed is important but the 3d (bokeh) captivating images are most
    important. really i want to have it handy, (the best camera is the one you have with you) do a lot of candid shots, scenery. what is your take on this? I understand the Fuji X pro 1 doesn’t have the focus synergy with the M mount Leica lenses  (this is what Steve Huff wrote). Anyway. I love the quality of the fuji cameras and the pictures they produce. But when I look at the pictures taken by M9 or other Leica cameras they are unforgettable. But the price for m9 is just too high to justify the buy for me. Perhaps I might be wrong.
    i appreciate your time very much and any comments you might have .

  2. I think the price of the M9 is out of my reach but I also think the Fuji X-Pro1 is a stunning camera for the money and much better value regardless.

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