A Walk Along Neath Canal

It was a glorious day, and what better way to spend it than taking a stroll up and down a canal. Its a place I had not been before, even though it lays in my hometown. Its still a bit early for autumn, but there was a few things to photograph on the way.

I was armed with just the Fujifilm X-T3 and Viltrox 56mm F/1.4 lens, although I did have the 13mm in my bag, I didn’t use that today, as.. well… One Camera One Lens! I had an idea of what I wanted from the outset, shooting wide open and creating bokeh, however, there were a few things on the way that made me shoot at different apertures.

All images are edited in Darktable, with my new “Pastel” DtStyle preset that I have been working on. All EXIF data is in the images. Enjoy!

As can been seen by the images, the Pastel DtStyle is quite nice for these sorts if images. Its nice to have a canon of self-made presets, and its good to use them to keep the batch of images from a day in line with each other.

Neath has two canals, the Tenant Canal and the one we visited today, the Neath Canal. They are interesting places to visit at different times of year. Some parts better at certain times than others, just like any other landscape features. If you ever visit Neath, you can’t miss Neath Canal, as it runs almost through the centre (cutting past the Morrisons and B&M Stores shops).

Sometimes, I think we forget at how lucky we are to have so much around us.

As always, please remember to leave me a comment, it really helps!

Thank you.


Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

10 thoughts on “A Walk Along Neath Canal

  1. These are very nice. When I was a film shooter with my Leica M cameras, I had a book from the Leica academy in Germany in which they recommended that you mount a 90mm lens to your camera and shoot every photo with it for an extended period. This forces you to mentally articulate “What is the subject?” Then eliminate everything but that subject using the narrow angle of view of that lens.

    That was over 40 years ago and today I still do this exercise with my Fujifilm cameras when I feel stagnant or like I’m repeating myself (taking the same pictures over and over). I use the 60mm f/2.4 macro, but the 56mm is pretty much the same in the field.

    I think that you not bringing out your 13mm gave you a very strong set of images on this outing.

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    1. Thank you Albert. Words of wisdom if I ever heard them! I was so tempted many times by the 13mm, but controlled myself!

      As always, much appreciate for your input.


  2. Greetings, such wonderful scenery, it really does look very peaceful. The lens you have also did a fantastic job at the close up photos. Is this camera a full censor or APSC? wonderful detail in these.

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    1. Thank you Alan, it was a good day. It was harder sticking to the 56mm than I thought it would be, but I did enjoy it, and I was actually happy with the images!

      You know what it is like when you go out and dislike the photos you’ve taken. Nothing worse than that.


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