Weight and Stuff Report – 13 October 2014

Weight: 217.9 pounds (15 stone 7.9 pounds, 98.8 kg)
Steps taken: 3,500

Down again today. I popped out for a quick walk at lunchtime, but was driven back to the office by a nasty cold wind that seemed determined to go straight through me…

Here’s another photo from Durham:

It's full of photographers

It’s full of photographers

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/240s
Focal length: 25.4mm
ISO: 400
Location: 54° 46.2534′ 0″ N 1° 34.799′ 0″ W
Taken: 11 October, 2014

Our group were not the only people taking photos on Prebends Bridge…

Weight and Stuff Report – 12 October 2014

Weight: 218.8 pounds (15 stone 8.8 pounds, 99.2 kg)
Steps taken: 8,591

Hmmm, down a bit today.

Despite having walked my legs off in Durham yesterday, I went out today to attempt some minor shopping. I eventually found what I was after in the MetroCentre, then returned to Newcastle for a quick visit to the Laing Art Gallery, at which point my legs suggested that I’d done quite enough walking, so I came home and sat down. And realised I wasn’t going to get anything else done for the day. Which I didn’t.

Here’s another photo from Durham:



Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/75s
Focal length: 104.2mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 46.3244′ 0″ N 1° 34.7985′ 0″ W
Taken: 11 October, 2014

Weight and Stuff Report – 11 October 2014

Weight: 219.5 pounds (15 stone 9.5 pounds, 99.6 kg)
Steps taken: 14,255

Hmmm, up a bit more this morning, mutter.

In a slight variation on my usual Saturday routine, I went out early[1] to get the shopping done first. I was so early that the buses were running at “not all that often” frequency, so I walked to Tesco. And there’s a funny thing, it was mostly empty, and I got all my shopping done in much less time than normal.  I then got the bus home, unpacked the shopping and headed out again, arriving back in Trinity Square in time to meet my ex-minion Alex for breakfast. He was making a rare visit to the area, and contacted me last night to suggest a quick meet-up. Breakfast was up to its usual standard, and I was shocked to learn that Alex now drinks coffee…

After that, I came home and headed out soon afterwards to get a train to Durham for the Worldwide Photo Walk. This is the third year in a row I’ve been to one of these, and it was another good day – lots of sunshine, lots to see, lots of people to enjoy the walk with. Loads of photos have been taken, and I’ll be posting them as tuit supplies allow, but for now here’s one of Durham Cathedral:

Durham Cathedral Flare

Durham Cathedral Flare

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/4000s
Focal length: 41.3mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 11 October, 2014

[1] 8:15[2]
[2] Which is earlier than I get out on weekdays

Weight and Stuff Report – 9 October 2014

Weight: 217.3 pounds (15 stone 7.3 pounds, 98.6 kg)
Steps taken: 2,902

Amusingly back up today.

This is a photo that’s had a wee bit of adjustment done. I liked the close view of the horse’s head, but wasn’t too keen on the bank sign in the background. So, err, this happened…



Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/3.6
Shutter speed: 1/3500s
Focal length: 32.9mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 28.6312′ 0″ N 3° 42.2477′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

It’s one of a number of intriguing sculptures in Porthcawl. More of which may appear later….

Weight and Stuff Report – 8 October 2014

Weight: 216.2 pounds (15 stone 6.2 pounds, 98.1 kg)
Steps taken: 4,990

Aaaaaaand down again. Or the scale is just being weird again. Or something.

Here’s a good choice of number[1]

The Answer

The Answer

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4.8
Shutter speed: 1/1900s
Focal length: 200mm
ISO: 400
Location: 55° 2.6945′ 0″ N 1° 26.527′ 0″ W
Taken: 12 July, 2014

But what is the question?[2]

[1] Any suggestion that this image has had anything removed will be unconvincingly denied
[2] And if you don’t know what I’m on about[3], you haven’t done the required reading
[3] A common problem, I’m sure.

Weight and Stuff Report – 5 October 2014

Weight: 215.2 pounds (15 stone 5.2 pounds, 97.6 kg)
Steps taken: Hardly any

Hmmmmmm, down again today. Apparently pizza and wine does that..

As seems to be my usual Sunday thing at the moment, I had a relaxed day in, which involved doing a bit of research on somethingorother and some actual proper guitar practice. I have a proper planned routine, but I keep not doing it, so I was a wee bit rusty. Though on most days when I don’t manage the full session, I do a bit of strumming and chord changing…

Anyway, here’s a photo showing some nice stone textures at Tynemouth Priory



Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 135mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 27 September, 2014

That stone towards the top left looks almost like a ghostly face….