Weight and Stuff Report – 6 April 2012

Ho hum, back up a bit today.

It looks like yesterday’s weather was an exception, as today was back to dull, grey and wet, which gave me a perfect excuse to stay in, which I did.

So, your picture today is from the National Railway Museum. This is the replica of Stephenson’s Rocket. The last time I was at the NRM, this was in one of the workshop areas, so it was nice to see it back on proper display.

Rocket Replica

Rocket Replica

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/640s
Focal length 28mm
ISO 3200

To get reasonable exposures without resorting to flash in the subdued lighting, I had the ISO set to 3200, which with earlier cameras would have required a lot of noise reduction to obtain a usable image. While I did do some adjustments in Lightroom[1], overt noise reduction wasn’t one of them.

And yes, it does look like there’s a man standing on top of the carriage.

[1] Increased overall exposure, darkened highlights to stop the big window being too bright, and brightened shadows