Weight and Stuff Report – 9 August 2014

Weight: 216.8 pounds (15 stone 6.8 pounds, 98.3 kg)
Steps taken: 11,148

Hmmm, that’s quite a big weight change today, but I think that might be due to the scale having new batteries and sorting itself out. This does mean that it might have been lying for the last few days, weeks or other time periods, of course…

Anyway, as the weather forecast for tomorrow is for lots of rain, I decided to make an effort and go out today. I went into Newcastle for a bit of a tour. I started at the Discovery Museum, where there’s a small but quite nice display on Joseph Swan, and some interesting architectural details:

Discovery detail

Discovery detail

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/400s
Focal length 40.7mm
ISO 400
Taken 12:50, 9 August, 2014

I then went to the Hancock to look at some work from a wildlife photography exhibition and at Lord Armstrong:

Lord Armstrong

Lord Armstrong

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/600s
Focal length 42.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:49, 9 August, 2014

I then went down to the Tyne, popping in to the Side Gallery before reaching the Millennium Bridge:

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/9
Shutter speed 1/680s
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Taken 15:07, 9 August, 2014

I crossed over to have a look in the Baltic, which has been turned into an artwork as part of the exhibition of the work of Daniel Buren. One gallery has coloured glass set into the roof, with large angled mirrors reflecting the light in interesting ways, another features glowing pieces made of fibre optics, and the front of the building looks like this:

Baltic

Baltic

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed 1/1000s
Focal length 48.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 15:13, 9 August, 2014

Which leads to the interior looking like this:

Light

Light

Camera iPhone 5s
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/950s
Focal length 4.12mm
ISO 32
Taken 15:39, 9 August, 2014
Location 54° 58.1605′ 0″ N 1° 35.8992′ 0″ W

..and like this:

More light

More light

Camera iPhone 5s
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/1700s
Focal length 4.12mm
ISO 40
Taken 15:21, 9 August, 2014
Location 54° 58.1573′ 0″ N 1° 35.8917′ 0″ W

I liked it – definitely one of the more, err, accessible exhibitions I’ve seen there.

And after that I came home.