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Let’s Fly High: About Montaigne, Nietzsche, Travel Photography with Fujifilm and Why Travelling is the Best School for Our Soul

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According to a chart published somewhere, you get 0.05% sharper images using lens x vs lens y

No, wait… that’s not that kind of post… today we fly high… and we fly far… we are going to meet the wonderful diversity on this world.

And who could introduce us better to post like this, than big tech vloggers Michel de Montaigne, my most loved author ever, who once said:

Travel is in my opinion a very profitable exercise; the soul is there continually employed in observing new and unknown things, and I do not know a better school wherein to model life than by incessantly exposing to it the diversity of so many other lives, fancies, and usances, and by making it relish a perpetual variety of forms of human nature. The body is, therein, neither idle nor overwrought; and that moderate agitation puts it in breath.

In the spirit of Montaigne’s quote above, I share a Fujifilm X travel images roundup that hopefully inspires you to go out, meet, embrace the wonderful diversity there is on this planet.

You want more of Montaigne? Then what about this one:

It is an absolute perfection and virtually divine to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. We seek other conditions because we do not understand the use of our own, and go outside of ourselves because we do not know what it is like inside. Yet there is no use our mounting on stilts, for on stilts we must still walk on our own legs. And even on the highest throne in the world we are still sitting only on our own ass.

If you are interested, you can read the complete (and massive) essays of Michel de Montaigne.

But since it’s a really fat book (that I have read all), maybe you better start with the wonderful Michel de Montaigne biography by Sarah Backwell, “How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer“.

You might fall in love with Michel’s work, just as Friedrich Nietzsche did, since he said:

That such a man wrote has truly augmented the joy of living on this Earth.

And now, travel images… of course all taken with Fujifilm cameras.

I would like to send a big hug to those, who have come that far in reading the text. If there is a group of “rumor-readers” that can appreciate such articles, then it’s definitely Fujifilm X/GFX shooters. Thanks for the time you dedicated to this blog post.

Images

Yes…

I know…

the first image shared here is not really a travel-vibe image, but I think it sums up the feeling many of us will have, when all this COVID-thing will be over, and we are allowed to freely travel again. ;)

And yes…

I know…

also the last image is not a travel image… but I just liked it, so I share it :).

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Nizar Birch
shared here
D A S H – T H E C O C K E R P O O
XT4 | XF90mmf2

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Nicolas Castermans‎
shared here
kids of Peru.
XT1 and XT3
XF 23mm F2 and 18-55mm
IG : https://www.instagram.com/nicolascastermans/

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Haryanto R Devcom‎
shared here
Gfx50s GF32-64mm
My Instagram is: www.instagram.com/d3vcom

 

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Riel Magdalera‎
shared here
Thanks for the add :) Taken w/ X-T2 and only Fuji lens I have – 16mm 1.4

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Solly Levi
shared here
XT1 100-400 mm

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Suko Winadi Ibrahim‎
shared here
GFX 50S – 110 mm

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Massimo Alloi‎
shared here
between two colors
Fuji XT3 – Fuji 50-140

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Nicolas Castermans‎
shared here
kids of Peru.
XT1 and XT3
XF 23mm F2 and 18-55mm
IG : https://www.instagram.com/nicolascastermans/

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Jose Enrique Tavarez
shared here
Fuji X-pro2

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Kim Reyes
shared here
Kyoto Japan
X-T30 | XF16mmF1.4 | XF56mmF1.2
instagram.com/k.johnreyes

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Mouhamed Moustapha‎
shared here
Xt-20

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Yair Lara M
shared here 
XT3 / 10-24mm f/4 + Lightroom
– Long exposure with ND filter
www.instagram.com/yairlaram

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Diarmuid Herlihy
shared here
Xt2 !8/135mm..

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Douglas Yau‎
shared here

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Yair Lara M
shared here
XT3 / 85mm f1.4 + Lightroom
– Horizontal Panorama 2 photos + 4×5 crop
www.instagram.com/yairlaram

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Jukka Lämsä‎
shared here

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Solly Levi
shared here
XT1. 100-400

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Avan Patel‎
shared here
One way!🐐
Dabhan, 2020.

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Vicente Hernandez
shared here
X-T2 – 35mm 1.4 – F 1.4 – 1/1000 – Iso 125

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Dawn Julius Bleza
shared here
“The Veracity of the Children”,
which has often vanished in grown-ups”
Manila | Philippines
Photographed by Phatdawn in motion
Captured using Fujifilm Xt1 | xf-18mm

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Sandile Majiza
shared here
Fujifilm X-H1 and 50-140mm

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