Fujifilm X100F 365/Day 41 – Maya

If she makes it, our matriarch will be seventeen years old in May. I’ll lay odds she will. She continues to defy the Fates.


ISO 6400 / f/2 / 1/1000s
23.0 mm (35.4 mm in 35mm)
Film simulation: ACROS STD

Fujifilm X100F 365/Day 5 (and some background)


I was checking the window light with Bibi, when Maya decided to step into the picture.

ISO 1250 / f/2 / 1/125s
23.0 mm (35.4 mm in 35mm)
JPEG – straight out of camera
Film simulation: ASTIA/SOFT

Just a little information on this project. I wanted to shoot a 365 project this year. Why? First and foremost, I wanted to rekindle my love for photography, which has sort of devolved into shooting events I happened to attend (or was asked to shoot), and doing a few head shot sessions here and there, mainly because I was asked to, not because I sought them out. Photography for its own pleasure and escape, as something that was totally MINE, had vanished. I wanted that back. The question: How was I to make this project a joy, rather than a chore? I knew I wanted to put some parameters on it, but I struggled with what they would be. I didn’t want to feel I had to lug a heavy camera around, but I didn’t want this to be an iPhone challenge either.  I’d purchased the X100F several months ago, and every time I’ve had it in my hands, I’ve felt happy.  To make it better, I was really pleased with the quality of images I was getting, its strength and clarity in low light, and the film simulations that come with the camera. I thought a year-long challenge, where I could really get to know this camera, was the way to go. So there you have it.

While I am shooting both RAW and JPEG, for the beginning days/weeks of the challenge, I’m just exploring the camera, so my first images will be jpg straight out of camera with no edits.  When that changes, I will let you know in the post.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

Maya, Two Years On

Two years ago this lovely girl was literally at death’s door.  Her diagnosis was hyperthyroid as well as renal failure.  Her prognosis was grim. But with some wonderful veterinary care, and a stubborn little princess who wasn’t ready to leave us just yet, we are heading into Maya’s sixteenth year on this earth and in our hearts.