I’m off to Snowdonia for a weeks walking before I start my new job.
It’s quite a long drive to get there and then do a long walk up the mountains. So I decided to stop off for a day with Mum. She’s been off out most of the day with friends so as the weather was so good I popped the Ricoh GRII into my pocket and off for a walk.
I had intended just going for a short walk down the old railway line to the River Severn.
But as it was such a nice day I decided to carry on into town.
I very much felt like a black and white day and wanted to try the high contrast black and white setting on the Ricoh. In the past I found it a bit too contrasty so set the contrast to the lowest setting. I also shot in raw+jpg so I always had a back up.
I ended up mostly using the jpg versions and pumping up the contrast in Lightroom, so next time I think I will tweak the settings on the camera and have a bit more faith in it!
Even though I was born in Shrewsbury and only left when I was 19, I sort of forgot how beautiful can be and the Mount of impressive architecture it has spread around the town.
As it was a Sunday the place was pretty quite which helped when making the photos.
I then headed downriver back in the general direction of mums house.
And then over the river to the modern county council HQ of Shire Hall.
Finally I headed back, looking forward to a nice cup of tea and a custard tart that mum had bought me. What was intended as a short walk ended up being a 3 hour one!
But I really enjoyed my time and playing with the Ricoh. I was going to sell it last week but after this experience and looking at the results it’s definitely staying with me.