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There are many ways in which people may be described as fighters and in the world of boxing there are no shortage of them. Wayne Smith is one of a smaller proportion of those people who could be labelled a fighter for very different reasons. A boxer since his teenage years, Wayne suffered a devastating injury early in his career; an injury which would have debilitated most people. Being a fighter, Wayne, now in his forties, has overcome numerous issues relating to his injuries and returned to boxing to share his experience as a coach at Golden Gloves gym in Dingle.

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Infrared Photography with the Fujifilm X100S

Last year, I took a fancy to infrared photography with the Fujifilm X100 and Hoya IR filter.  Whilst the results from this combination provided me with great results, I found a tripod to be a vital piece of equipment whenever I used it due to the lengthy exposures required.  The X100 performed well at high ISOs, but not so great when it came to capturing landscapes in infrared where there tends to be more scrutiny on details.

With the release of the X100S and its enhanced high ISO performance offering the possibility of going tripod-less whilst using an IR filter, I set off for a week away in the English countryside.  I wasn’t disappointed with the results from the camera.

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