A Photography Shoot In Margam With The 23mm

We visited Margam Lake followed by Margam Park and walked around looking for things to photograph, but most importantly just enjoyed the day. I took a detour up the mountain, and seen some lovely scenery.

Sometimes you visit a place that you’ve visited so many times before, you find it hard to photograph, and today was one of those days. I went because it was good to be with the group, but found it hard to get motivated for photography. That shows as I only took 57 actual images (I say actual as I shot bracketed film simulations which takes three images at a time for most of the time). And of those images, 7 were of people, so really not a lot for me. Those who know be, know I love taking photos, and looking for different compositions. This shoot was hard!

All images straight from camera except some straightening and the occasional crop. As usual all images captured on the X-T3, combined with the Viltrox 23mm F/1.4. Most images taken using the combination of Acros+R, Velvia and Classic Chrome, where as the more contrasting monochrome images were shot using MGA Leica Mono V3.

It’s funny, but people always say to me, “how can you just use a 23mm prime lens, don’t you miss too many shots?”. Well, no, I never miss the shots I want with that lens. I’ve never once thought that I wished I had a longer lens or zoom lens on. I choose the lens or lenses I want to use beforehand, with a particular style of photography in mind, and that’s what gives me thrill and enjoyment.

Until next time! Thank you for your time.

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

8 thoughts on “A Photography Shoot In Margam With The 23mm

  1. Although not motivated you say, the photos you have made are very good, and better 57 good than 570 less good 😀. As long as the weather is good and you have a nice day outside, your day is a success. Autumn seems to have already started here, cold and rain in Belgium.

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  2. Good to keep up-to-date with your photographic exploits Mark. Interestiny, I wandered along to our local woodland yesterday, Haldon Forest on the edge of Newton Abbot. I was also using the Viltrox 23mm F1. 4. What a cracking lens the Viltrox is. Fast focus, fully automatic with excellent colour rendition and very little in the way of distortion. I’m not generally attracted to woodland but wanted to try out some improvements to my Superia 200 recipe. The results gave me the opportunity to also create a RAW to Film preset on On1 which works really well when compared to film images I have available.

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    1. It’s the time of year when I have greenery overload! Next meet is street photography along Port Talbots “Art route”. Should be something very different!


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