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…
One thought on “A Sunny Spring Day With The Family At The Gnoll”
The most important thing is that you enjoy what you are doing now, the rest will come naturally.
And judging by the photos, it seems to work. Take care Mark.
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