A Sunny Spring Day With The Family At The Gnoll

So, the children are on school holidays for a fortnight for Easter, and today was the first proper day of the school holidays after the weekend. We decided we wanted to do something a bit different, so we decided to catch a bus as a family, to the near-by (but not our) town of Neath. From there we decided to walk up to the beautiful Gnoll Park grounds, and just have a day with just us.

Those who know me, know that this last week I have been letting go of the photography World around me, and this cumulated in me pulling out of running my Great Photography Walks South Wales group which I have been running and set-up in 2017. So today, and for the near future I just want to enjoy other things and put photography in the background. So, today I just took my little Olympus camera with me, attached to the 17mm F/2.8 lens. Simple, and non-intrusive. I took almost every shot of the family, with just one or two of things I found interesting around me.

I’ve moved across to ON1 Photo Raw for the majority of my editing, for a few reasons, which I will highlight at another time, and these images were edited in ON1. Olympus files are so beautiful to work with, I love them! The jpegs themselves are lovely, but I am enjoying editing at the moment, so I edited the raw files for these. Basic tone and colour adjustments, crop, vignettes and the Kodak Portra 160VC LUT that I really like (on most of them).

The idea today was to just capture our family day, and get some blossoms! I love this time of year when the blossom trees are out, and I am happy with my shots. There are a few I haven’t used here, but I wanted some variety in this post.

Anyway, yes, my photography life kinda sucks right now. I am even debating not renewing this website and just calling it a day, however, we will see how that goes. I quite like the onecameraonelens.com name to be fair, and I think I would lose it straight away if I let it go for even a short time.

Oh! On a positive note, my weight loss is going well, and I am happily at a weight I like. You can see how much weight I have lost jus by going back through old posts! I am happy about that.

Anyway, until next time…

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

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