This year has certainly been a very weird one. As everyone knows COVID-19 has been at the center of all our lives. Not much more to say but to stay healthy, use precautions to safe guard against getting infected by this plague and God willing 2021 will be a better year. Photographically speaking, not much has happened on my front this year but I feel like my eye has really honed in a different way I didn’t see before and I think that’s a good thing. So even though I’m photographing as much my mind is always framing images as they come into my field of view. I still shoot with a Fuji X-Pro 2 but now also Canon. I recently fell in love with the Canon EF 35mm IS which is an absolute knock out.
I know I’m a bit behind on any analysis of this feature which I’ve used in the past before but it never ceases to amaze me just how cool double exposures are.
Translation With all the love we wish our friends and family that this upcoming year is filled with happinness and prosperity. Jorge and Isabel captured with the Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 35mm f/2 R WR
Here’s to hoping for a great 2016 with new goals and aspirations all whilst continuing my journey with the Fujifilm X series system . Merry Christmas and Happy New Year folks, see you all next year. captured with the Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 35mm f/2 R WR
Another year has come and gone in a blink of an eye. So many things happened this year that its hard for me to even begin to recall all of them. Photographyically speaking, it was a rather slow year for me. I looked back at some of the post from this year and selected my favorite. Again, I must say that the Fujifilm X-series never cease to amaze me. I had the opportunity to shoot some projects full frame (un posted here though) and I can say the differences between Fujifilm X-series and full sensor camera are definitely reducing more and more.
I have been thoughts about sharing more of my photography and how to go about it. I don’t want to spam this space as ledesmaphotography is all about photography and everything related to this craft. You know the “The Rig”, my essays, my extended thoughts on gear and the rest of the categories you can see on the Archive.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered ― Nelson Mandela Isn’t that something huh, often times we photograph the same places, the same faces, and although those themes may be unchanged or appear not to have changed, only then do we realize that our vision has changed over time. Its an evolution folks, so take it slow, breath, slow down that shutter and enjoy those frames for what they are ― glimpses of our past. With that said, I’ll be going on a brief sabbatical. I’ll catch up with the various comments that have been left already and continue to curate the site behind the scenes (the power of mobile). I’m going into the “darkroom” and coming out a new man. Exciting times indeed I tell you. See you in a couple of weeks. Upon my return I’ll publish my “Final impressions of the Ricoh GR” so stay tuned. All photographs by Jorge Ledesma ― Pentax K5 IIs & 100mm 2.8 …
Thinking and thinking more about last year I can’t help but that there is so much more to explore, tweak, express, and then some. January is almost over but we still have another 11 months so mine will start in February hoping to rekindle that enthusiasm and expressiveness I think I was able to capture in some posts in 2012. The overall theme will be about new perspectives in my photography, learning to see(which is something that never ends), and honing of what I know and hope to learn this 2013. Its difficult to truck on, shoot, develop, share, but I’m setting aside some specific times to do just that. Also, I hope to finish my long, long, overdue Ricoh GRD 3 review which has been in the draft mode for about a year and half.