Asunción de la Virgen Festival Castro Urdiales, Spain a.k.a. “Leaving the Church” for Fuji

In this post I am going to be a bit unorthodox from what I normally write about and “proselytize” about my new equipment. Now I am not much of a gear head, but I must confess that I have changed from being a pious, worshipping, respectable Nikonian to an all Fuji all the time zealous acolyte. Yes I have left the popular fold of the one of the big two religions (we all know the other one) and like so many others recently fled to the tempting, soothing, sweet images of the Fuji X “cult.” Is a religious purge brewing in the near future? Will I receive the same respect by not flashing my recognizable black and gold Nikon Dwhatever neck strap and giant, heavy cumbersome, gold-rimmed lenses when I go on a shoot? You know what? I don’t really care! These are but mere, distractive, material baubles in the face of my new one true faith. Fujifilm has literally shown me the light (pun intended)!

Since the early summer here in Spain I have been shooting (i.e. converted) with both of my new X series cameras and have been absolutely amazed at what I can now do with low light, color, sharpness and dynamic range. I am not going to give yet another sermon er… review. My fellow members – believers of the newly founded “Fuji X church” have and continue to “preach the faith.” I will let my photos show my newfound adoration for the one true “enlightened path.”

The following photos were taken handheld in the seaside village of Castro Urdiales, Cantabria in northern Spain during the Asunción de la Virgen festival, a perfect place and time to express my new heretical photographic ways. I can smell the pyres of the Inquisition beginning to burn! Ah to be an infidel!

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All photos were shot handheld at high ISO in RAW in one camera and out of camera JPEG in the other. The RAW files were then only slightly modified and converted to JPEG in Lightroom.

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