Creative Collective 024: Going Long

Fujifilm X-H1 + Fujinon 100-400mm @400mm + “Acros Push Process

I recently visited a vista in Arizona that overlooks The Valley of the Sun, which is the nickname given to the Phoenix metropolitan area (beginning back in the 1930’s); the official name is The Salt River Valley. I brought along my Fujifilm X-H1, plus my Fujinon 90mm f/2, Vivitar 135mm f/2.8, and Fujinon 100-400mm lenses. Programmed into the X-H1 was my Acros Push Process Film Simulation Recipe. I thought it would be interesting to use these longer lenses to capture the views of the vast valley, plus the desert bluff behind me—never forget to check behind you when photographing, because it can be easy to miss something great when you’re not focused on it.

When I was a kid, my friends and I often played “catch” with a football. Sometimes whoever the quarterback was would shout, “Go long!” You’d run as fast as you could for a good distance, turn around to see the ball wizzing through the air—maybe you’d catch it and it would be amazing, maybe you ran too far or not far enough and the ball hit the ground.

Let’s see what happens when you “go long” with your lenses.

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  1. Robert Breining · July 28, 2022

    Hi Ritchie, I am really loving what you do on here, with Nathalie on SOOC and your App. I would love to support you more than just the occasional PayPal tip. Would it be possible for you to look into subscription on PayPal basis? It would be so much easier than credit card details. I am not very keen on sharing those on the internet without any sort of protection as well. Cheers!

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 28, 2022

      I appreciate your kindness and support! The Creative Collective subscription is facilitated through WordPress who uses Stripe ( I unfortunately cannot choose PayPal as the payment method for this; however, Stripe seems very secure from my research on it. I hope this makes sense.

  2. rederik75 · July 29, 2022

    Just yesterday I did the payment for my new XF 100-400 lens! It should be delivered just in time for my trip to the mountains in mid August… I’m excited like a kid waiting for a new toy!

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