The Canary Islands

Beautiful Canary Islands

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to return to the Canary Islands in Spain. Together with my family and friends, we took a cruise around this beautiful area of Spain including the remote Portuguese island of Madeira. Once again, I left my beloved Nikon D800 at home to save some weight and brought the tiny Fuji X-E1 along, instead. Three lenses were in my small travel bag: The Fuji 18-55, 55-200, a Samyang fisheye and some filters. It was a good choice. Below are some of the results.

Canary Impressions

The Canary Islands never fail to impress with their beautiful colours. Unfortunately,we did not have the best weather.

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Even though the Fuji X-E1 is a tiny camera you can still use your regular DSLR filters on it. I bought a step-up ring to attach a LEE Big Stopper filter to the Fuji 18-55 lens. It looked a bit funky but still got the job done. Below are some compositions taken with the filter.

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One of the great things to do in the Canary Islands is to take a cruise. Each island is very different. We were lucky and our cruise boat arrived at the remote Portuguese island of Madeira right before midnight of December 31st.  I have never seen such spectacular fireworks before.

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Madeira itself seems to be an extremely beautiful island. Unfortunately, we did not have a lot of time to explore. But what we did see was simply amazing.

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That was a small selection of photographs from the trip. On a final note – I simply love traveling with the Fuji X-E1. It’s extremely light and simply begs to be used. As much as I love the Nikon D800, not sure if I will travel with it in the future….

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