Weight and Stuff Report – 1 April 2012

Looks like yesterday’s low was another of those random wossnames, as I’m back up again today. I’m still three pounds lighter than I was last Sunday, though.

After a busy morning of posting loads of nonsense here, I did some other online business, then decided that as the weather forecast for the coming week is a bit nasty[1], that I’d better get myself out for a walk while the weather was still nice.

Park and town

Park and town

I started with a trip round Saltwell Park, where amongst other things, I got this shot of a pair of swans, which I rather like. It’s been cropped and had a bit of messy stuff cloned out, but otherwise required very little treatment to look the way I wanted.

Reflected Swans

Reflected Swans

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/6.3
ISO: 100

From there, I walked into Gateshead to get some pictures of the town centre redevelopment. Late on a Sunday afternoon is a good time for this, as there aren’t so many people to get in the way. I’ll see about putting together a gallery post later, but for now here’s a view of what I guess will be a row of shops:

Shops, I think

Shops, I think

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/8
ISO: 100

That was taken through a gap in the fence, in case you’re wondering. And here’s the same thing seen from the High Street side. You’ll notice that we’re on much lower ground here, and you can see the service area (presumably) under the (presumed) shops. It’s also a reminder that this is a large development site.

The other side

The other side

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/5
ISO: 100

And yes, that was another judicious use of fence gaps. Well, the holes where the big locks go, anyway.