Weight and Stuff Report – 30 August 2014

Weight: 214 pounds (15 stone 4 pounds, 97.1 kg)
Steps taken: 6,901

No change today, which makes a change…

After the usual breakfast and shopping, I decided to make the most of the weekend and get out somewhere. I’d more or less decided on Durham, but while I was on the bus heading for the station, I remembered that there was something happening more locally that I wanted to see, so I headed down to the Quayside and saw some of this:

Splash!

Splash!

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/1200s
Focal length: 110mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 30 August, 2014

Yes, the Tyne is playing host to the Zapcat Grand Prix this weekend. The powerboats are all of a standard design, so it’s all about the skill of the crew rather than a battle of technology. There was a moderate crowd gathered along the Newcastle Quayside, but not a huge one, which meant I had no trouble getting in to take some photographs.  :bouncy:

The boats move very quickly, and not only do that almost flying over the water thing, but can rise up almost vertically:

Up!!

Up!!

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 116.1mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 30 August, 2014

After a while, I moved on to the Millennium Bridge for some more shots. This was a bit tricky, as there was a lot of reflected glare, but I think I’ve captured some of the drama here:

Round the bend

Round the bend

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/3200s
Focal length: 62.4mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 30 August, 2014

After that, I headed back into town and came home.

 

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