Capital Cruises

Capital Cruises - Austin, Texas

Capital Cruises – Austin, Texas

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I went on a river cruise in downtown Austin. The boat that we were on was similar to the one you can see here. It was run by the same company, Capital Cruises. They had two double-decker boats like this and two smaller single deck models. In fact, I made this photo from the back of our boat, framing their sister ship between the US and Texas Flags.

Deciding which cameras to bring on outings is always an important consideration. It can be somewhat challenging, especially if you don’t know what you’re going to shoot. I want versatility but in a small package, especially since this was a social event and not a serious photo outing.

I settled on two cameras, the Fujifilm X-A2 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. The Fuji had the wider 15-45mm lens, which gave me a 22.5mm to 67.5mm equivalent range. On the Olympus, I attached the 14-150mm which gave me a 28mm to 300mm reach. It turns out, I used the Fuji a lot more, opting for wider perspectives. I didn’t need an extreme telephoto to get the skyline photos that I hoped for.

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