Whilst I was in Glasgow visiting Loxley Colour’s lab last week, I thought I would make the most of the trip and factor in a day of exploring the city.
I’ve been to Scotland many times now, but almost always on day return flights and usually seeing no more than a conference centre and the airport departures lounge. Taking advantage of the Fuji X100T’s compact nature, I popped it in my day bag and wandered out of the hotel into the city to see what I could find.
The weather did not look promising that morning, so I had planned a day of mostly indoor adventures, starting off with a visit to Glasgow Cathedral. I love a good church interior – as my Instagram account will attest to – and spent a good hour exploring the building and taking photographs of all the detailing in the architecture. I was really impressed with how the Fuji X100T handled the low levels of lighting within the cathedral. Apart from a little Upright Tool and Highlights reduction to bring back the colours in the stained glass windows, these are straight out of camera. Note to self: Write a review of the Fuji X100T.
I also explored the Necropolis behind the cathedral, which is also worth a visit if you are ever in the area. It was not a good weather day, so the camera had to go back in the bag, but I spent another half hour wandering the grounds and reading the inscriptions on the impressive headstones until the rain really kicked in and I decided it was probably time to eat something! After a little detour to eat gluten free Apple Crumble in Wetherspoons, I found myself in the Gallery of Modern Art viewing Cosima von Bonin’s exhibition ‘Who’s Exploiting Who In The Deep Sea?’. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of modern art, but there was something about the toy like stuffed creatures that got my attention. With half an hour to spare in the shopping quarter before I had to head back to the airport, it was a busy day but I was grateful to have had a little bit of down time in Glasgow.
Here are some more of my favourite shots from Glasgow Cathedral. I’ve not really posted my architecture shots on the blog before, so please let me know what you think!