This was a very different meet on a chilly autumn day. We were going to follow the cycle path from The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, which follows along the river Tawe, down to Swansea Marina. Hoping for some different images, I took the opportunity to experiment with focus options and photograph in an old favourite film simulation.
The Liberty Stadium (now called the Swansea.com stadium) is situated just outside Swansea City Centre, and hosts games of football and rugby from Wale’s premier football and rugby clubs, Swansea City AFC and The Ospreys. It lays on the river Tawe, and is a close distance from the ancient Hafod Copper Works site, where we started our walk from the opposite side of the river.
I used my trusty Fujifilm X-T3, and a lens I’m really growing to love, my XF18-135mm. This lens has been one I initially really struggled with, but the more I use it, the more I appreciate it. I photographed using Classic Chrome, with highlights set to -2 and no other changes. I forgot how much I loved this built in recipe, it’s gorgeous! The jpegs were resized in Photoscape X Pro and a couple had slight exposure tweaks or crops.
As you can see, the weather changed from very grey and overcast to cloudy skies and sunshine during the walk (all images are in chronological order as usual). I’m quite happy with the diversity of the photos today, and I can’t stress how much I love the way the look. Having a Fujifilm camera just for this look would still make me very happy.
Next week we’re hoping to capture much more autumnal scenes, so stay tuned for that one!