Little Old Farmhouse

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Projects | 13 Comments
Little Old Farmhouse

My blog was very quiet for a while, a lot longer than I was hoping for. Much happened photographically over the last couple of months and I ended up selling all of my Nikon gear and buying a Hasselblad 503CW and a Leica MP. I will write more about that in a separate post a little later.

Rebecca and I moved houses recently. From a pretty modern and specious house into something we were always dreaming of, a little old farmhouse close to the sea. This has been a very exciting step for us. Our new house is a lot smaller and a lot more simple. But with all its quirks it is so endearing and a place where we really feel home.

All the shots below were taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Fujinon 35mm 1.4 lens:


  1. Little Old Farmhouse | Johnny Patience | Fuji X-Pro1 |
    9. March 2013

    […] Rebecca and I moved houses recently. From a pretty modern and specious house into something we were always dreaming of, a little old farmhouse close to the sea. […]

  2. Stephen
    9. March 2013

    Beautiful composition.

  3. Jim Gamblin
    10. March 2013

    Congratulations on your new home, looks lovely as do the photos.

  4. Johnny
    10. March 2013

    Thanks very much for your feedback.

    Jim, I really liked reading about you using your Nikon lenses on the X-Pro1.

  5. Amy
    14. March 2013

    These are beautiful! Such a welcoming, warm feeling to them!

  6. Jeffrey Hornaday
    21. March 2013

    Lovely photos. They really capture the look and feel of how you describe your new home. Just curious — where in the world is that wonderful farm house?


  7. Johnny
    22. March 2013

    Thank you very much, Amy and Jeffrey.

    Jeffrey, we live on the very southern tip of Ireland, close to Union Hall in West Cork.

  8. Robert
    30. August 2013

    It seems you have beautiful colors in your house as well, not only in your photos! I like the photo with the two empty bottles and the one with the photo of the chair made with your Hasselblad over the dresser very much.


  9. Johnny
    30. August 2013

    Thank you, Robert.

    We live in a very simple farmhouse and you’re right, it’s also very colorful. I’m glad you enjoyed my pictures.

  10. Johnny Schroepfer
    5. December 2015


    These photos are gorgeous! I found your blog a few months ago while my wife and I were temporarily living in Paris and have started applying some of your metering for film techniques with my Hasselblad 500CM and Kodak Portra 400.

    That said, I also really enjoy shooting with my Sony A7 Mark II and Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA. Looking at your images above, do you have any advice on achieving such beautiful tones and exposure when shooting digital? Maybe a “Metering For Digital” post is in order? :)

    More specifically, do you overexpose slightly and then apply a Portra 400 like preset or focus more on SOOC? Any advice would be greatly appreciated and keep up the great work.

    All the best,


  11. Johnny
    7. December 2015

    Thanks very much for your kind words, Johnny.

    It makes me very happy to read that you’ve enjoyed these images and that you’re shooting film and digital both. So many people get caught up in camps.

    I made one preset for color and one for B&W when I first got my Fuji X-Pro1 and consistently used them for all of my work. I don’t shoot that camera anymore, but have a look here. My wife Rebecca also has a lot of experience with professional color grading for digital and shared her thoughts here.

  12. Cedric
    19. January 2017

    Hey Johnny!

    I gotta say, this post made me give Fuji a try and I have to say, I’m loving it!

    I just can’t get your tones, haha. Especially, the image of the flowers by the window and the of with the sink are just mesmerizing, any tips as to how can one obtain those kind of tones?

  13. Johnny
    21. January 2017

    Cedric, thanks for your kind feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed this post and found it inspiring.

    The Fuji digital cameras all have a wonderful color palette. I used my own post processing in Lightroom for these images, which isn’t quiet up to date anymore.

    Besides the links I shared in the comment above, have a look at Rebecca’s Pro Set IV. I have just tried her new set with my digital files and I loved the results.

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