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3/28/11 3:04 AM - Shaken and More Than a Little Stirred.

Two weeks ago, as I’m sure you are all aware Japan suffered from a monumental tragedy. Thankfully neither I nor my loved ones were really affected by the earthquake or the following tsunami, despite it taking me over 6 worrying hours to get home (the cellphone network was down the whole time so I had no idea that Erin, my partner was safe and well).

Ever cloud, and this is a huge one which still hangs over Japan, has a silver lining and for us that meant both Erin and I ending up with some time off simultaneously. Not wanting to waste the opportunity we headed west to Busan in South Korea for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Travelling light meant that I couldn’t take my usual cameras with me however I am lucky enough to have one of Fuji’s new X100 cameras which I wanted to really nail down. I’m slowly but surely falling in love with this little masterpiece, especially the viewfinder which is truly a work of genius. I just can’t wait for Fuji and Adobe to get together and let me process the RAW files as frankly working with .jpgs just feels clunky and backwards. Look for a real review to come soon.

All in all we had a great time, with lots of outstanding food and plenty to see and do. It had been almost 5 years since I lift Korea and I definitely don’t plan on waiting that long before I head back again…

Busan Beach
fish market
dried fish