Serene landscape images of America's Midwest
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Camera, X100F Camera, FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R Lens, XF10-24mmF4 R OIS Lens, XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Bryan Minear is FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Michigan with a knack for beautiful and ethereal landscape images that make you want to get out and shoot. In this Showcase, Bryan shares a few of the images he shot during his first ever pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park – a location made famous by American landscape photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams. A trip to Yosemite has become something of a rite of passage for landscape photographers the world over. Read on to learn more about Bryan's experience.
Bryan Minear is a compensated FUJIFILM X-Photographer.
"As I sat on a plane bound for San Francisco, staring down some 40,000 feet to the clouds passing underneath me, I was filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation. It was the beginning of an epic adventure with fellow photographers that I hoped would further inspire me to follow my dreams. After a 30-hour journey, I arrived at dusk."
"The fabled ‘first light over Half Dome' is something that I had wanted to see for myself since I first learned about Yosemite. As I stared into the face of Half Dome, brilliant and gleaming in front of me, it occurred to me that I was taking a photo that perhaps millions of people had taken before me. At the same time, I tried to remember that the beauty of photography is that each moment captured is unique."
"My lens of choice for the perfect capture was the XF10-24mmF4 R OIS. It gave me the versatility I needed to grab shots at various focal lengths and to choose my shot in post. XF lenses are very impressive. Their power and design compliment the X Series camera bodies by providing lightning-fast images of excellent quality, color and sharpness."
"The fall colors were in full swing and there was a slight chill to the air, which further enhanced the experience. For me, photography is inextricably linked to traveling, so it has always been about capturing and recording my experiences. I love being able to make my memories timeless and share them with the world."
"Over the course of the next few days I experienced close to all that Yosemite and the surrounding area had to offer: Taft Point, Tioga Pass, and the desert-laden Eastern Sierras that lie just outside of Yosemite proper. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to work with FUJIFILM X Series gear, and I highly recommend it to all photographers looking to take their work to the next level with a conveniently sized, sleekly designed system."
To see more of Bryan's work, visit his website