Ballywalter today for work purposes, and while I waited for an appointment time, I went down to the harbour with the Fujifilm X-T2 fitted with a Nikkor 37-70mm f/3.5 lens, and a Nikkor 100-300mm lens. It was a strange day, windy and overcast, but with bright spots appearing through the threatening clouds.
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.
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.
A day-off trip in the train to the town of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry – a town I haven’t visited for a few years. The town was always bustling with shoppers, and busy retail outlets but the economic slump seems to have taken its toll, for lots of shops are vacant. Still the big department stores are still trading and still serving great lunches. Here’s my rainy-day shot of the town centre. Taken using the Hueless App, looking towards the Diamond from St Patrick’s Church.