Today I took my camera and one lens on a little hike at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. The lens is a Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 manual lens on a Fuji X-T2 mirrorless camera. This lens is completely manual. No automatic aperture and no automatic focusing. It is also a wide angle prime lens (18mm full frame equivalent), meaning the only way I can zoom is with my feet. My creativity challenge to myself was to see what photos I could come up with using only that lens.
I found this lens is very sharp when focused properly. At 12mm I can get a nice deep depth of field, making everything from the sign post to the far trees in sharp focus.
Spring has not really gotten started yet at Bays Mountain. When there is not a lot of colors, I like to remove all color and convert to black and white.
Despite the clouds, there was enough light to make it difficult to get an exposure long enough to blur the water. One-half second was the slowest exposure I could get.
|1/2 second exposure, f/22|