Brecon, in the middle of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales is a historical garrison town. Home to the infamous South Wales Borderers, 24th Foot Regiment that took part at Rorkes Drift in 1879 (which was made famous by the film “Zulu”). It’s a beautiful town, with a cathedral, canal, ancient and modern buildings and a charm all of it’s own. It was quite refreshing to go out and photograph here, as I’ve never actually been to Brecon seriously taking photos with the camera before.
Armed with the Fujifilm X-T3 and XC15-45mm, I went out and enjoyed. Some people may ask why I didn’t use the 18-135mm, and the honest truth is that I just love the little 15-45mm for general street work. It’s nice and wide, plus just long enough for photographs on the street.
I edited the raw files with DXO PhotoLab 5 (yes! I’ve started to edit raw files more, and that’s because DXO PhotoLab is just so damn good!). The edits are based on Fujfilm Classic Negative film simulation with tweaks.
All EXIF data is in the images as always, and if you look at the images inside the cathedral, you’ll see that I was using ISO3200 and ISO6400. I was more than blown away by the performance of the X-T3 in these conditions and using those high ISOs. This camera just keeps on giving and exceeding my expectations. My only regret for the day was that I did not have my TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye with me (stupidly I removed it from my bag that morning before leaving).
I hope you enjoy these images, I am actually quite proud of them. Also, over the last couple of posts, you may have noticed I have changed the way I’m displaying the images, as rather than side-by-side in an organised fashion, they are more tiled, hopefully making it more enjoyable to view the images.
Thank you for reading. If you have any questions, please let me know!