Weight and Stuff Report – 21 March 2015

Weight: 221.2 pounds (15 stone 11.2 pounds, 100.3 kg)
Steps taken: 6,685

Well, it looks like the scale is settling in for an extended game of silly buggers, as it’s been doing that thing where it takes a loooooong time to settle down and display an actual final weight figure, while randomly oscillating in a range of plus or minus three pounds. So I’m up today. Or maybe not, who knows?

Not much going on today, so here’s another photo from the Quayside:

Baltic

Baltic

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/90s
Focal length: 66mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 4 March, 2015

The weather forecast for tomorrow looks more promising, so I’m hoping to take some fresh photos of somewhere…

Weight and Stuff Report – 20 March 2015

Weight: 220.4 pounds (15 stone 10.4 pounds, 100 kg)
Steps taken: 4,279

Hmmm, not sure what happened there – that’s a big rise today. Unless the scale is playing one of its funny little games…

Today, there was a partial solar eclipse, which is a potentially spectacular sight (subject to having the right kind of eye protection, of course), but was slightly marred by heavy cloud cover. But it could be seen through some cloud, which was quite nice…

No photos of that, but here’s another evening one

Glitterdome

Glitterdome

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/120s
Focal length: 129.2mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 3 March, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 19 March 2015

Weight: 218.3 pounds (15 stone 8.3 pounds, 99 kg)
Steps taken: 2,392

After a few days of staying the same, I’m a wee bit lighter today. How thrilling, or something.

Here’s another evening photo:

Red Light District?

Red Light District?

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 71.5mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 4 March, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 18 March 2015

Weight: 219.6 pounds (15 stone 9.6 pounds, 99.6 kg)
Steps taken: 1,260

No change again, just for a change. In what’s becoming an annoying pattern, I arrived at work early, and managed only a brief lunch break. But at least I left on time today.

Here’s another photo from last week’s Quayside walk:

Nice doggie

Nice doggie

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/20s
Focal length: 140mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 4 March, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 16 March 2015

Weight: 219.6 pounds (15 stone 9.6 pounds, 99.6 kg)
Steps taken: 1,190

Down just a wee bit today, which as you might guess from the slightly low step count was one of those days when I didn’t get any further than the sarnie shop at lunchtime. But at least it was a productive busy day rather than an annoying busy day. Things were done. A thing was transformed from a real thing to a virtual thing.[1]

Talking of transformations, here’s a photo from last year’s Sunderland air show that I’ve mucked about with a bit

BBMF

BBMF

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/22
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 55.9098′ 0″ N 1° 21.997′ 0″ W
Taken: 26 July, 2014

[1] Technical details omitted to prevent boring my readers…

Weight and Stuff Report – 14 March 2015

Weight: 219.4 pounds (15 stone 9.4 pounds, 99.5 kg)
Steps taken: 6,451

Bother, up again today. More random oddness…

Having finished my shopping early (and having not had the traditional Frankie & Benny’s breakfast for the third week in a row[1]), and with it being a dull and grey day, I decided to have a tour of some of the local cultural attractions.

I started off at the Baltic, where there were some odd things on show, some of which were appealing, others were more of the “err, yeah” variety…

My next target was the Discovery Museum, but I got sidetracked by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Centre for Life. This was made even more attractive as at present parts of the centre are closed for refurbishment, which means the normally moderately painful admission charge has been lowered to £5. There was some stunning work on show, all nicely lit and well laid out. Well worth a visit.

I then had a wander around Discovery as planned, and then found I’d almost run out of afternoon and came home.

Here’s another of my early evening photos of the Tyne:

The Tyne

The Tyne

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/35s
Focal length: 14mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 4 March, 2015

 

[1] Which may account for any disturbances in the Force you may have been feeling. I’ll get back to normal soon

Weight and Stuff Report – 13 March 2015

Weight: 218.3 pounds (15 stone 8.3 pounds, 99 kg)
Steps taken: 3,670

Oh no, up again today. Some much-needed silliness at work in aid of Comic Relief was a Good Thing today.

And here’s another view of the Tyne Bridge, given some tweaks and a bit of noise reduction and generally a low-light shot I’m quite  happy with.

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 4 March, 2015