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