Singleton Botanical Gardens (Straight From Camera)

Saturday June 5th has been a wonderfully warm day, and a day for going out with the family and having a good time. Of course, I had to take images along the way, so what we have here is the result of a couple of hours of photographs in-between me taking photos of the family.

There is something different and quite exhilarating and satisfying about photographing in a jpeg recipe that you have designed (or someone else’s) and getting it right in camera. My plan for today was simple, enjoy the day, take photos of the family (that’s another blog!) and also capture natures beauty in Singleton Botanical Garden’s and Singleton Park in Swansea, South Wales. It set’s you free to enjoy your surroundings, and enjoy the instant gratification of viewing them on a device knowing that you got it right, and you’re happy with the results.

What we have here are images taken in MGA Colour Chrome+, MGA Portra 400 and MGA Kodak Double-X (monochrome). All images were re-sized in Photoscape X Pro, and no alterations were made to the colouring, brightness or contrast. They are straight from camera, just as they would have been in the 35mm film days. All images were also taken on the Fujifilm X-T3 with Viltrox 23mm lens. All EXIF data is included in the images.

MGA Colour Chrome+ Selection: These are taken in my go-to film simulation recipe.

MGA Kodak Portra 400: I enjoy landscape type photographs in this film simulation recipe.

MGA Kodak Double-X: And for general monochrome photographs, I like this film simulation recipe!

Today’s goal was simple. Have fun with the family, and try and photograph at F/1.4 as often as possible. The Viltrox lens is absolutely amazing, and combined with the use of spot metering, I feel today’s photographs have a very nice tone and look to them. In fact, I believe Fujifilm colours are the very best you can get from a digital camera.

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Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

11 thoughts on “Singleton Botanical Gardens (Straight From Camera)

  1. Hey Mark, It feels like the weather and warmth is doing wonders for everyone, the photos are great and the recipe choice with each set is spot on. That little house is beautiful, I could take pictures of it all day long.
    Yes, I’m a bit jealous of your surroundings 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend !

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    1. Thank you Marc! The family photos are coming today, so hopefully you’ll enjoy those too. It’s great that we are actually having some nice weather!


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