By Jarrod Pimental
My name is Jarrod Pimental, I am a 32 year old freelance photographer, husband, father of 3, handy man and more. Most of my time is spent with photography and being introverted I prefer to work alone, real estate property photos, product photography things like that. My preffered way to spend my free time is by myself with my camera trying to find something photographic. Whether hiking the woods, roaming a city or just walking through town I'm trying to find some beauty in this world to share with everyone else through my photos.
The most lonely time to photograph is the night time, no doubt about it. Besides the alone time, it's very easy to go unnoticed at night and spend a little extra time getting the shot you were hoping for. It works out great that the dark of night calls for long exposures because it gives me the extra time to enjoy the moment. When there are hundreds of people near by rushing to and from work, its not so easy to concentrate on the present, but no one is around at night to give me that anxious feeling.
It works out great that the dark of night calls for long exposures because it gives me the extra time to enjoy the moment.
When there are hundreds of people near by rushing to and from work, its not so easy to concentrate on the present, but no one is around at night to give me that anxious feeling.
I've been carrying my XPro-2 and XF35mm daily now for over a year now, every day. I always bring my camera where I go no matter what. I regularly shoot with other lenses but I can say for sure that XF35 gets mounted on a daily basis. That is easily my preferred combo for any situation.
In this image below for example, the radio tower is very far into the woods off the road. Not a great time walking in the cold night alone for a couple miles, so I rode my enduro out to the tower. I left the house with only my Xpro-2 and XF35 on my shoulder and my tripod strapped to the bike. I was out and back in 45 minutes with about 10 or so minutes of set up and shooting time. Much easier and more pleasant than carrying a whole bag out there on foot.
I've had a great time employing the XF35 in these nighttime captures. All of this lenses redeeming qualities shine just as bright in the dark of the night. The compact combination was a great bonus for many of these shots.
Thank you for taking a look, I hope you enjoyed the images enough to inspire you to go shooting more night photos. It's very enjoyable and I know I'll continue to use this set up for a long time.