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  1. Albert Smith
    November 29, 2022 @ 10:19 pm

    With everyone having heart palpitations over the release of the X-T5, it’s so great seeing what many of us already know… the earlier models are still capable of terrific output when actually taken out for real photography versus test shots to justify a purchase.

    These are very nice images. Thanks for sharing.


    • Stefan
      November 30, 2022 @ 5:34 am

      Thank you very much Albert!

      I am really glad you enjoyed the images!

      Indeed, I honestly believe that performing lab tests and checking sharpness in controlled environments tells us nothing really.

      Old cameras, such as the XT20 or even the XT1(i love this model) are more than enough and can really put out some outstanding pictures.

      Even my girlfriend’s XE2 is still an amazing camera and we had more than a few keepers on that camera and we are still using it:)

      Maybe, someday I will buy a new camera(maybe an XT4) but for now as long as my little camera works perfectly… I see no reason to spend money:)


  2. Brian
    December 11, 2022 @ 1:59 pm

    Lovely photos! I really enjoyed the night shots, the low and high perspectives to try to fit something in the frame. I agree that making photos and enjoying your travel partner are more important than the newest camera.


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      December 11, 2022 @ 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much Brian!

      I always try to find a balance in my trips so that I can get some shots and keep my gf happy but this time I said… I ll just he there for us and take some pics without worrying too much

      I quite like a few of them so maybe it could be a good idea to try and relax from time to time and not be so stressed about taking that one magnificent shot:)


  3. Colin Lines
    December 14, 2022 @ 12:57 pm

    I loved this article, a passion for life and photography goes way beyond an obsession with machines.
    Happy trails.


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      December 14, 2022 @ 3:22 pm

      Happy trails Colin!

      Glad you enjoyed the article and the pictures.

      I am a bit obsessed with machines(meaning that i do think from time to time… Should i buy this or that) but it lasts a bit now.

      I know that i don’t need the latest gear to catch happy, important moments so i am focusing more on creating tons of memories:)


  4. Paul-Erik
    December 24, 2022 @ 1:53 pm

    Really beautiful pictures, and inspiring text, these places have now been added to our bucket list of places to visit, thanks a lot for sharing.


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      December 24, 2022 @ 1:57 pm

      Thank you so much for your words Paul!

      Really glad you enjoyed the pictures and text!

      Yes, that area is superb. I am in love with Italy, having spent a lot of time there from the northern lakes all the way down in Sicily and I just love every part of it.

      All the best and Happy Holidays!


  5. stephanie
    February 1, 2023 @ 5:31 am

    “The key lesson here is that photography is more than taking a picture and posting it online.

    Photography is food for the soul, it is a keeper of memories, it is a way to look back and remember happy days, beautiful persons, and important moments. And these things don’t always come in the form of an award-winning shot.”

    I absolutely agree with this sentiment. I’ve really been struggling with social media and my photography practice. But this quote reminded me that it’s about the memories not the money shot. Thank you for this article.


    • Stefan Panaitescu
      February 1, 2023 @ 11:53 am

      Thank you so much for the comment Stephanie!

      I am happy that you enjoyed the article and resonated with it.

      I am currently working on a piece about how pressure from clients, social media, contests affected my creativity and I hope to be as nice as this one.

      All the best and may you always have good light for your pictures,


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