Beach Life At Aberavon

I live next to the beach, and it’s a beautiful place to live. We have so much to offer at Aberavon, and sometimes it’s nice to just photograph the people as well as the landscape around us. This blog I’ve titled “Beach Life At Aberavon”, and is a slice of life during lockdown in Wales in 2021. Usually the beach, at this time of year is nowhere near as busy as this, however, with lockdown, people are exercising more than ever.

I’ve gone for a slight cinematic tone with the editing tonight. I just felt like playing a little with my usual look. As such, all images have added a cinematic look to them using Photoscape X Pro. As usual, the photographs were taken using my Fujifilm X-T3, however tonight I used my Fujifilm 50-230mm lens for a change.

Here are the images from the evening. As usual, all EXIF data is included, and they are best viewed full screen.

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Three Cliffs Gower Photography Outing

It was a Tuesday, the weather was amazing and it was time to go out with the photography group to take photographs and explore the local area. Today we explored Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. It’s a beautiful and scenic area, taking us through Pennard Burrows and passing the remains of Pennard Castle. We will explore taking photos from the castle another day, as today was all about keeping to sea level and capturing everything around us.

For this as well as my trusted Fujifilm X-T20, I made a slight change from my one camera one lens rule and I went along with my 15-45mm and 50-230mm, where I used the wider range lens on the initial journey, and swapped to the longer lens on the way back. It was a change doing it this way, but I really missed using just the 23mm and 85mm prime lenses that I have become so accustomed to.

Here are the images from today. They are mostly straight out of camera, some with just shadows being raised and just a couple with more artistic edits. I used Photoscape X Pro for today, as this is the least destructive to my jpegs and offers the most quick fixes if they were needed. As always, feel free to look at each photograph full screen, and all EXIF data is included in the photo gallery.

I just love the way the Fuji cameras render colours, and these were all shot in Classic Chrome, with no additional tweaks in camera, only for the couple mentioned in post-editing.

Very happy with the photographs from today, but the meets with Great Photography Walks NPT are enjoyable regardless of the results of the day. All images shot in jpeg and raw, with only jpegs used today. Future edits may look at the raw files.

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Aberavon Sunset After The Rain

I live almost on the beach, and I love photographing Aberavon Beach throughout the year. In August, it’s usually a bit special as the sun sets over Swansea and we get some nice light.

Thursday August 27th 2020 was really not that a special sunset, but I think I captured some nice light. Using the Fujifilm X-T20 and XF27mm F/2.8 lens only after an afternoon of street shooting, this versatile lens proves itself to be jack and master of all trades.

The images were shot in Classic Chrome and edited in Photoscape X Pro for some quick edits. I’m just experimenting with a few different styles and looks of my images, and hopefully these images look good to you.

Feel free to make the images full screen, all EXIF data is included.

I didn’t actually out for a sunset shoot, so I am quite happy with the results considering it wasn’t planned.

Aberavon Beach is situated in Port Talbot, Wales, and is one of Wale’s premier beaches. Throughout the year the beach holds sporting and social events, and it attracts visitors from around the World. It’s a beautiful place to live, and more importantly, an important place to photograph!

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