Weight and Stuff Report – 6 May 2012

Errr, what? Where did that extra kilogram come from? Most odd…

It was a wee bit sunny earlier, so I had no trouble persuading myself to go for a walk. I started with a tour of Saltwell Park, then walked into Gateshead to look at the construction site, then over the Tyne Bridge into Newcastle, where I wandered for a short while before getting the bus home.  Here’s the walk:

Park and town

Park and town

I took a few pictures, and here’s a sample for you. No, it’s not a repurposed chimney, it’s just part of Gateshead Library, as the lettering suggests

Library

Library

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/80s
Focal length: 32mm
ISO: 100
Location: 54° 56.6759′ 0″ N 1° 36.3741′ 0″ W

While I was out, I had a bit of a play with the Lensbaby, using my recently acquired Edge 80 optic to try for some interesting effects, such as this one:

Toy Park

Toy Park

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/1600s
ISO: 100
Location: 54° 56.6759′ 0″ N 1° 36.3741′ 0″ W

It was interesting to have to focus manually, and getting the right exposure needed some thought.

This one shows some nice shapes in the out of focus background.

Bokeh!

Bokeh!

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/800s
ISO: 100
Location: 54° 56.6759′ 0″ N 1° 36.3741′ 0″ W

More pictures when I find a tuit…