A bit of a different subject for me. Since I got my Fuji X100V I’ve had the feeling like I should be using for different types of photos (in addition to the feeling that I should be using it way more than I’m using it). If you look up people on Instagram using the X100 a lot of them are shooting street photography or similar, and it make sense. The X100 is a nice small rangefinder camera that lends itself to the feel of a Leica from The Old Days of street photography.
So a few weeks back I stopped at a long abandoned gas station that’s in the border of Maple Ridge and Mission. It used to be the spot where people would go to get the cheap gas – it was right outside the GVRD border where the gas dropped because transit taxes stopped (or something like that).
About 10-15 years ago the GVRD border changed and moved a kilometre or 2 further east to Silverdale, leaving this gas station at the $0.15/litre higher price than it’s new friends just down the road. Unsurprisingly it went out of business.
The shell of it has been sitting there and just getting overgrown. I thought it might be a good subject for the little X100 to try to give me the right “feel” of the camera, so I stopped there on the way back from the dog park and took some photos.
Not sure they qualify as anything, but a couple are ok and I don’t write here enough, so there you go…