After losing my mojo the last week or so I needed something to get me excited again. I needed to photograph one of the things that I love to photograph, and that is flowers, colour and countryside. So we visited Clyne Gardens in Swansea, South Wales, and my spirits rose as we entered the gates and seen the beauty in front of us.
Today was our weekly meet with Great Photography Walks South Wales, a group that I started four years ago, and one which keeps me sane most of the time. We had visited Clyne Gardens in the past, but it was such a beautiful place, we just had to visit it again. We were not expecting it to be as in bloom as it was, and it was beautiful!
I used my Fujifilm X-T3 along with the 15-45mm lens and photographed in my Colour Chrome+ recipe, with the “chrome” option turned off. Today was also the first time in as long as I can remember that I shot jpeg only, and it’s not going to be the last, as it’s just been a big relief to get home and have the images as I need them. All the standard images today were resized in Photoscape X Pro, and the only alteration was cropping or straightening. The infrared images were edited in ON1 Photo Raw 2021.
It was a great day, I took 107 photographs, no bracketing at all, 8 infrared images and the 6 long exposures. If you ever get the chance to visit Swansea, Clyne Gardens is easy to find and beautiful to visit, being located along the seafront in Blackpill (entrance next to The Woodman Pub).
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4 thoughts on “Clyne Gardens Swansea Spring Visit”
“…it’s just been a big relief to get home and have the images as I need them. ..”
I also love shooting jpegs. I have all of my Fuji’s Q menus set up identically with fully tweaked out film simulations adjusted from trial and error for shadow, highlights, color, etc, and know that as long as I expose and compose correctly before pressing the shutter release, I’m good to go.
I shot slide film for decades, and there was no “fix it in post” life preserver then… you got it right or you didn’t. And at 75 cents per slide, mistakes added up to real money, so you learned to get it right. I shoot my jpegs just like I’m shooting slides… get it right.
Nice photos. It’s great to get out and remember that this is fun.
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Thank you Albert. I’ve been meaning to just shoot jpeg for a long time, but I’ve always been worried. And I shouldn’t have been as I have so many raw files I’ve never used. I still shoot film, although recently it’s Fujifilm Instax film, and that works out to about £1 an exposure, so I’m very careful with that! Thank you again, it was just nice to let me hair down.
Hello Mark, It sounds like you enjoyed it, and you had good weather ! In any case, the jpegs are great, something you can always rely on with a Fuji. Keep the spirit and take care my friend !
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Thank you Marc. It certainly made me feel a little better to be out taking photos.