Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Mystery of Marfa



Post-Script: We drove back home last Tuesday, wherein I spent a few hours in the back seat with composition book and fountain pen, writing up this piece, then napping out while my better half was at the wheel. Marfa was deceptively laid-back while embracing an undercurrent of subtle sophistication, easy to miss on a sleepy Monday morning in all of its west-Texas small town casualness.

Photo via Fujifilm X10, typecast via Royal Mercury. Here's a set of photos taken during our Marfa visit, taken with both the X10 and the Panasonic Lumix G5. I must say, despite the G5's bigger sensor and selection of interchangeable lenses, the depth of focus and dynamic range of the little X10 was superior. The only advantages exhibited by the G5 were its flip-out LCD screen and under low-light conditions with the f/1.7-20mm lens, or when shooting video where the G5's lens selection offered some advantage.


Blogger Piotr Trumpiel said...

Very nice photos indeed!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Richard P said...

Sounds like the kind of offbeat, out-of-the-way, understated place that I find mysterious and intriguing.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Rob Bowker said...

Spooky. I just finished reading your post and the end credits of No Country For Old Men start to roll (I was multi-tasking again) and lo and behold, Marfa gets a thank you for the town's co-operation in making the film.

6:30 PM  

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