As you all know, I take a group of photographers out every week. This week was the final meet of the year, and as usual it took place in Mumbles in Swansea. It has become tradition that we meet at this venue the last meet before we break up for Christmas. I decided to do something a little different and photograph in jpeg for a change (as my main images for this blog) and as a Christmas treat, use a new Fujifilm “recipe” I call “K Kolour”. Let’s see how it turned out!
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who turned up on this very cold winters day, with temperatures around zero degrees. There were around 15 of us who braved the weather, and there were a few old faces who hadn’t joined us for a while who met us on this visit. Mumbles is a fabulous seaside town, home to the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Catherine Zeta Jones and many more celebrities.
We walked up to the historic, 800 year old Oystermouth Castle, and then back through the town, along the beach front to the pier where we finished the day. I recorded a video of the event, which I will release in the coming day. Here are the images from the day. As I said, these are the camera jpegs. They have just been resized. I used my Fujifilm X-T3 and Viltrox 13mm and 56mm lenses.
I really like the way K Colour looks, the greens look really nice, as do the yellows and reds. It’s based on Pro Neg Hi with some tweaks. Here are the settings.
Name: K Kolour
Exposure: 0 or expose correctly.
White Balance: Auto R2:B-2
Film Sim: Pro Neg Hi
Grain Effect: Off
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Dynamic Range: DR100
Highlight Tone: -2
Shadow Tone: 0
Noise Reduction: +1
Its been a fabulous end to the year, and I would like to thank every one of you who attended or came along virtually on these blogs. Of course, there’ll be more images soon, but until next time…