Something Completely Different

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (13.2mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO500)

We were still in Santa Barbara when it was time for lunch. I chance to break out of our burger routine.

I love to travel in the USA. It is just great except for two things: food and drink. I’m sure that there are many fine restaurants in the United States but if you leave the big cities behind the chance that you end up in a burger joint is huge. Same is true for coffee. Unless you visit Seattle this country is a waste land.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (11mm, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO320)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (10mm, f/10, 1/500 sec, ISO400)

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m no snob and I’m not a vegan either. I love a good burger. But if I eat a burger every day (and sometimes even twice a day) for let’s say a week I’m more than happy to get something else.

Of course we also go to Panda Express or Chipotle or Applebee’s or Schlotzky’s but sometimes you need to eat in a non-chain restaurant. Like here in Santa Barbara where we went to a vegan restaurant before or this time to a place called Caffe Primo.

The name suggested alternative food and good coffee. Just what you need when you travel through the South West. I recommend to use every single opportunity. There will be days where you can’t even find a Carl’s Jr.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/1.4, 1/800 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/1.4, 1/1400 sec, ISO200)

The XF 16/1.4 WR is a fantastic lens and it’s also an extremely good lens for food photography.

There are two reason why I didn’t shoot it that much during our vacation. 1. It is rather big and heavy compared to my other lenses. 2. We ate burgers, burritos or sandwiches most of the time.┬áBut not on that day. That day we ate something completely different.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)