Although I’ve passed this castle many times, it was one which I had never stopped at or visited. So today, along with my photography group I visited Weobley Castle in the Gower, Swansea. Weather was perfect, I had some ideas and got a few results!
Weobly Castle is a 14th centaury fortified manor house, and was created between 1304 and 1327. It’s remains are very impressive, giving plenty of opportunities to photograph the castle and the Lougher estuary and marsh lands that are below it.
Today I wanted to try out a few things, and ended up with some selfies, some double exposures, some HDR and panoramas. As part of my philosophy of getting everything right in camera, all the below images are straight from camera, today unedited except resized to 1200×800 pixels. Images were taken using my Vintage Summer recipe and Leica M10 Mono X-Trans IV recipe. All images were taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and 18-135mm lens.
These are the panorama images that I took at the site. For these I used the X-T3’s panorama mode, which makes taking panoramas fairly easy.
I took a number of double exposures, I’m still experimenting with these, here is my favourite double exposure image of the day.
Finally I tried some HDR images, but overall I was not happy with the results overall, I was trying to push the camera too much compared to what I usually do with HDR. Here are the results, merged in Photoscape X Pro. Click on the images to see these full size.
Overall I am happy with the day and the images. Although my mission is to commit to my image in the camera and stop using raw altogether, I did actually shoot in raw as well as jpeg today (as always), although other than the HDR images, everything else is straight from camera as mentioned above.
I hope you enjoyed! And yes, I did shoot film too, those images are on my Facebook account should you wish to see them, although when I get a chance to scan my favourites, no doubt they will be on here soon.
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