Portstewart Northern Ireland

Watching the Storm : Portstewart

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Watching the storm rolling in on the Portsewart coastline. There is no debating the capabilities of the 50mm prime lens especially one with an a 1.4 aperture. The olour clarity is stunning, focus is sharp and you can control the depth of field to an amazing level.

Over the last few weeks I have left the 50mm on my camera. I only ever owned one film camera lens (a 50mm) so it a lens I have grown used to.  With a 50mm lens you zoom with your feet, although you have to take obvious care on jagged coastlines.

Portstewart, Northern Ireland

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, Northern Ireland. You can find out more on how to control depth of field here.


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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