To keep the lust for new gear nowadays is pretty hard when you see the first reviews of the X-Pro2, the X-E2s, the new XF lenses. Even the competitors came up with some interesting new toys and tools. What can you do in these kind of days ? As an act of defiance I pulled out an older cam for my Bangkok trip where I had a day free. The Fuji X100 is ideal for a quick trip, super light and silent. It’s not really a “sophisticated” camera but it does take great shots. The interesting thing compared to the X-T1 is I tend to adjust way less in Lightroom, the histogram most of the time is more balanced.
But what I had always difficulties with is getting good food shots with the X100, I was never able to have a proper focus. At least the Thai food seemed to appreciate more getting portrayed. So that day consisted mostly of a food tour, you move from one restaurant, street food stall to another and try their specialties. Though I have been a few times to Thailand this was the first time I had such a tour and I only can recommend to it. You would never know those places exist as they look “normal” from the outside but they have special aspects like free range chicken only, long family tradition, change the oil every day (nice right ?!). Well, the food was great and at the end of the tour I was totally stuffed.
convenient, food stall at train station
street food under cables
This I thought was a nice concept, you take your broth in one little bag, choose your ingredients and put in another bag. Once in office or home you just mix them.
Guess which road is captured below.
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Taken from the long table restaurant, handheld.