That heading is a mouthful! But it was a day of so much photography, on a dull and dreary Welsh winter day. We explored areas we knew, and discovered areas we had not been to, and because of that, the photos are quite varied today!
Armed with the Fujifilm X-T3 and XF18-135mm, we walked along the canal at Neath Abbey where we seen some great countryside, as well as a couple of herons! We stopped at Neath Abbey Monastery, which we have visited a number of times, and had our sandwiches. We then moved onto the Iron Works, which was only a short walk away where we also went on a little urban exploration that culminated in an amazing waterfall.
Today I had some amazing photographs straight out of camera, but I decided to edit the raw files in Darktable 3.7. Although for a lot of them I emulated a similar colour palette to what I usually use, I did edit a few in more muted tones, plus in monochrome. There is also a lot more contrast in these than they would have straight from camera.
It was a great day, and I am more than happy with the photographs, especially the waterfall which ended our visit. It was great to see so much, in such a close proximity to each other. I have plenty of images to do some more arty edits too. Let me know what you think of these edits, versus the straight from camera shots I usually put up.
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I am a semi-professional photographer who runs a weekly meeting photography group as well as numerous Facebook groups (Great Photography Walks South Wales and Fujifilm Lovers Worldwide Group). I also have a brand-new blog website dedicated to various other things which I like to call The Ramblings Of A Welshman. I hope you can join me there; you might find it interesting!