Stormy Newcastle, Co.Down

What a wind!

Newcastle Co.Down is a favourite of mine, with it’s beautiful setting; the scenery that inspired Percy French to write his famous song, “Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea.”  He might not have found it just so inspiring today, for the wind was blowing a gale, and the seas were rough – the mountains overcast and dark.

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In this image I was trying to show the darkness of the mountains against the stormy sea.  Shot in Acros Black and White, F=18mm, f/16 @ 1/40th sec ISO400

I had the Fujifilm X-T30, with a standard zoom, the 18-55mm f/2.8-4.  I love using this camera, for it’s small, but with a powerful processing engine.  For this walk I kept the camera on ISO400, with the film simulation mode set to Acros Black and White and shooting simultaneous Jpegs and RAW.

Now, I don’t want anyone to think that I was in this establishment, but it’s rare to get a clear view of it – and it’s kind of traditional looking.

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F=38mm, f/9 @ 1/40th Sec on ISO400, captured in RAW data, then converted to Classic Chrome in the Fujifilm X-T30’s RAW processor.

I photographed it with the Fujifilm X-T30 in RAW, then processed it to jpeg in the camera itself – (The X-Ts have a RAW converter in-camera) choosing Classic Chrome as the film simulation. I think it really makes the green ‘pop.’  I tweaked the exposure and the HDR level in-camera.

Needless to say, after a windy walk along the promenade, we were glad to get into ‘Froth’ for a nice cup of tea and some delicious food!

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