Stuff Report – 24 June 2014

Steps taken: 11,684

Today started bright and sunny, so I took myself and the Fujifilm X-T1 to Cardiff for the day, leaving my brother to do some odd things he needed to do and to relax a bit. I had a short wander around the city, taking in Bute Park, and various landmarks before going to Queen Street station for a train to Cardiff Bay, where more acts of photography were committed, including this wide view of the Millennium Centre:

Millennium Centre

Millennium Centre

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/550s
Focal length: 10mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 27.8894′ 0″ N 3° 9.8452′ 0″ W
Taken: 24 June, 2014

This has had a bit of colour tweaking and boosting to make it into a picture postcard view.

On the other hand, this view of the structure which I’ll always think of as Torchwood Tower has has all its colour removed, so we’re probably in balance, or something:

Monolith

Monolith

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/3000s
Focal length: 13.8mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 27.8639′ 0″ N 3° 9.8395′ 0″ W
Taken: 24 June, 2014

I paused for a very tasty ice cream from Cadwaladers - one scoop mint choc chip and one honeycomb in a cone. The mint choc chip was at the bottom and nicely firm, the honeycomb at the top and nicely soft, which worked very well.

After a few more photos, I headed back in to Cardiff where I got a few more photos, some of which will appear later. I stopped off for a toasted teacake and a large bottle of mineral water (it was a warm day!) at the Plan Café, which is a place I’ll happily recommend to anyone.

After that, I decided I’d probably done enough, and headed back to the station for the return to Pencoed.

 

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