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merlin last won the day on 3 August

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About merlin

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  • Birthday 5 April

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  • Real Name
    Merlin Emrys
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  • Location
    Northern New Mexico
  • Photographic Interests
    Most of my photography is meant to document Nature as I see and experience it. So much of the land and wilderness has already been lost, and even more is endangered by those who wish to feed their addiction to greed, power, and control.

    My hope is to inspire people to protect what is left, and to go out and experience it for themselves.

    Other creative activities include abstract expressionist painter, writer, musician, kayaking, hiking, cooking.
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  1. merlin


    Sure sign of autumn in the high country!
  2. merlin

    September Glad

    A wonderful treat!
  3. Deep shade. I considered lightening it, but then it would not be what my eye saw. Thanks! But here is a lightened version. What do you think?
  4. A new month treat!
  5. A marvelous surprise!
  6. merlin


    Second Round of Daylilies. What a surprise!
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    16-80 mm f/4

    I will very much enjoy the much longer reach compared with the excellent 18-55, and hope its IQ will be at least as good. Since 99.8% of my photographs are taken outdoors in bright sunlight, OIS is not needed, but it comes with the territory, so to speak. At a bit less than a pound, it is slightly lighter, although a bit bulkier, than the 90mm. My X30 has served admirably in terms of wide-angle as well as telephoto, and ease of carrying, but its IQ is much less than that of the 18-55, to say nothing of the superb 90mm, perhaps the best lens Fuji has yet made for crop sensor cameras.
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    16-80 mm f/4

    Have been hoping for a lens like this for quite some time. Looks like it will be available in late September. It will be my go-to lens for hiking and other outdoor adventures, although the 18-55 has served me well so far. The longer reach will be most welcome, as sometimes I carry a second X-T2 with the 90 f/2.
  9. Thanks very much, and also for the suggestion. The best for a sense of scale are the trees, but perhaps having someone standing at the base of the cliffs might have been better. But then it would lose the unspoiled character. Always trade-offs. And in many of the cases, there is no way a human could get near to those cliffs.
  10. Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed the photographs.
  11. Thanks very much, Vivion! Greatly appreciated.
  12. One of the most remarkable areas of red and other rock formations. Millions of years of Earth's geological history are revealed. The magnificence is jaw-dropping at every turn, and the vastness engulfs one with deep feelings and incredible Nature energies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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