Waterfall country. Pontneddfechan

It was a glorious winters day, with it feeling more like Spring than it should. The water levels were not so high that we couldn’t get to where we wanted to go, and they gave us the opportunity to take some great photographs. Pontneddfechan is near Glynneath in South Wales, and is home to many waterfalls. We targeted a couple, and enjoyed the day.

I have made a video of the event, however, it was done on my new GoPro, and I have not had the chance to look at it yet. I’m hoping that it will be worth sharing. I also had my Fujfilm X-T3 with the Viltrox 13mm and 56mm F/1.4 lenses alongside my Olympus E-PL8 and 14-42mm lens. I took long exposures, done a lot of focus stacking and generally just took around 50 images of the day.

Images were edited in Darktable 4.2 using the Sigmoid module and my “Natural Look” DT Style. Please click on the images to see them full size.

I’m pretty happy with my images, although I would like to have had more time to try a few different compositions, however I was with the group and explaining techniques to a couple of them.

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Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

4 thoughts on “Waterfall country. Pontneddfechan

  1. Mark, I found these images very satisfying. We don’t have ‘real’ waterfalls in this country, but what we do have, especially those in Wales, are distinctly photogenic. You have captured this quality in such a pleasing way.

    You said you did some focus stacking on this trip. I have been struggling to do this in practice with my X-T30. Is it possible you could create a short article on the practical techniques you use and how effective they are? Could you include advice on what additional equipment you would advise to improve the results. How do you process these images in darktable?


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    1. Thank you very much! I actually focus stacked manually, as I do with landscapes. I should get all my results up on the website!

      I certainly can do an article and explain how to edit stacks in Darktable, but you’ll need Gimp also to do some of the work.

      Thank you as always 🙏


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