Weight and Stuff Report – 27 April 2017

Weight: 239.5 pounds (17 stone 1.5 pounds, 108.6 kg)
Steps: 2,534

Bother. Up another wee bit today.

Here’s another photo from last weekend’s wiiiiiiiiiiiiide angle fun and games. This is the old All Saints Church, which isn’t being used for anything currently, as far as I’m aware. I’ve fiddled about with this one in Lightroom to get a rather more vivid view than was available on the day…

All Saints

All Saints

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/1250s
Focal length 8mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:56, 22 April, 2017
Location 54° 58.2103′ 0″ N 1° 36.439′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 25 April 2017

Weight: 238 pounds (17 stone, 108 kg)
Steps: 3,194

Gasp, shock, etc, up again today. After the tragic[1] failure of yesterday’s burst of tuitness to achieve what I was trying to do[2], I’ve adopted a manual approach. This time, Face book readers should really see the data formerly only visible to people odd enough to come to the actual website. Oh, and anyone viewing the RSS feed.

Here are some cranes:

Cranes

Cranes

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/450s
Focal length 40.1mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:56, 25 March, 2017
Location 54° 54.8945′ 0″ N 1° 23.5041′ 0″ W

[1] Drama!
[2] I’ll avoid a technical explanation, as I’m sure nobody’s that interested

This will be one of those test thingies

I mentioned in my usual daily post that I just needed to find a tuit to make some information visible to the masses[1], nay, hordes[2], of readers who look forward to my daily reports on Facebook and who don’t take the opportunity to read my posts in their native environment.

Well, I may have found that tuit. If this works, the enthralling[3] daily reports will now include the metadata[4] previously only visible to those brave few who dare to visit the actual website. Or to put it another way, you’ll see the actual numbers as well as me mentioning their direction of change.

To avoid confusion, this test post contains test data, which should not be confused with actual data.

To avoid complete lack of interest, it does, however, contain a real photograph. Apparently someone doesn’t like Jedward[5] much. But they seem a little contrite about the matter.

Not a fan, then?

Not a fan, then?

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 8mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:40, 22 April, 2017
Location 54° 58.1746′ 0″ N 1° 36.1639′ 0″ W

[1] Humorous exaggeration mode on
[2] Ludicrous exaggeration mode on
[3] Utterly preposterous exaggeration mode on
[4] Such a lovely word
[5] If you don’t know, it’s probably better not to ask

Weight and Stuff Report – 24 April 2017

Can this be right? Down again today? Can this go on? Stay tuned, or something. (And if you’re reading this on Facebook, you’ll have to click the linky thingy to see the numerical details, so there.[1]

Here’s another Quayside view:

Quays

Quays

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/450s
Focal length 8mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:41, 22 April, 2017
Location 54° 58.1783′ 0″ N 1° 36.1492′ 0″ W

[1] Until such a time as I find a tuit and tweak some code or something like that[2]
[2] Don’t hold your breath, it can take me a very long time to find some kinds of tuit

Weight and Stuff Report – 23 April 2017

Hmmm, down again today. Interesting…

Having been out yesterday, this was the day for inside jobs: washing, ironing, shredding[1], dysoning[2], shaving[3] and err, well that was about it.

Here’s another one from yesterday:

View from a bridge

View from a bridge

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/1600s
Focal length 8mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:50, 22 April, 2017
Location 54° 58.0576′ 0″ N 1° 36.3358′ 0″ W

I’m quite fond of this wide view from the Tyne Bridge[4]

[1] Paper, not the washing
[2] I’m sure that’s a verb now
[3] Like the shredding, this would be a much quicker job if I did it more often
[4] Which you might be just able to spot

Doctor Who: Smile

So, here we go with the second episode, but before I start wittering, it’s only fair to say:

While I’m not planning to go into a lot of plot details, it’s likely that the random mutterings that follow will reveal some things you might prefer not to know if you haven’t seen the episode yet, so in my usual way, I’ll include this warning:

Here be spoilers!

Continue reading

Weight and Stuff Report – 22 April 2017

Down a wee bit, good stuff.

After the usual Saturday morning shopping, I went out with my little-used Samyang 8mm fisheye lens on the X-T2. I got off the bus at the north end of the Tyne Bridge, then walked back to the Gateshead side, then over the road[1] and back over to Newcastle. From there I wandered down to the Quayside, with a visit to the Side Gallery along the way. I then crossed the Millennium Bridge and visited the Baltic, where there were actually some things I liked.

While the video installations didn’t do much for me (apart from the rotating chandelier, that was nice), I did appreciate Rodney Graham‘s large scale photographs. And Wrot, by Holly Hendry, is a strangely pleasing installation.

But enough of all that, here’s the first photo from today’s trip, which is the traditional view from the Millennium Bridge. I stepped back a bit this time, to bring the railing into the view. This is, I think you’ll agree, a seriously wiiiiiiiide lens:

Full circle (almost)

Full circle (almost)

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/300s
Focal length 8mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:45, 22 April, 2017
Location 54° 58.2013′ 0″ N 1° 35.9637′ 0″ W

[1] At the crossing, I may be  :dizzy: but I’m not completely  :drool:

Weight and Stuff Report – 20 April 2017

Hmmm, down again today. How random…

In more exciting news, my preordered new Ian McNabb CD was delivered at work while I was in Leeds yesterday. More on that when I’ve had a chance to listen to it a couple of times. First few tracks are sounding verrrrrry nice, though.

And here’s some watery Wearside action

Working river

Working river

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/420s
Focal length 18.7mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:53, 25 March, 2017
Location 54° 54.836′ 0″ N 1° 23.4971′ 0″ W