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Sunset Long Exposure Seascapes Using the Fujifilm X-T2

In this landscape photography vlog, the kids and I drive down to Wyadup Bay and explore the rocks and coastline for the afternoon. Just south of the bay we discovered an interesting cove surrounded by rocks that were covered in green moss.

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With the setting sun moving behind the cloud the light was fading fast, so I quickly set the Fuji X-T2 up on the trip with the Fujinon 10-24mm lens. On the front I had the Lee Filter mount with the 105m Lee Filter polariser to cut through any glare of the wet rocks and the surface of the water as well as the 0.9 soft graduated Lee Filter to reduce the light out in the sky so I had a more evenly exposed image. With an f-stop of f14 on ISO 200, this gave me a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second, just perfect to capture the waves as they crashed of the effervescent green rocks in the foreground the anchored the image well.

Making the most of the remaining light, I moved around to the centre of cove and captured two more image one with a 1/4 catching the waves crashing over the rocks again and then another image at 1 second, this time capturing the patterns of the foam as the water drained back out to sea.

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Using the Fuji X-T2 for landscape photography is an enjoyable experience. It’s weight and size makes it easy to carry over hills and large boulders, the tilt (flip) screen makes it easier to view the image on the screen and and physical dials makes reading and adjusting the setting simple, quick and a joy. The X-T2 makes the whole experience of being out and capturing landscape images more enjoyable which is a big part of why I love landscape photography.

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