Daily Archives: Saturday, 12th May 2012

Weight and Stuff Report – 12 May 2012

Bother, up again today.

After doing the usual boring shopping thing[1], I decided that as it was a moderately nice day, to get out somewhere. That somewhere ended up being the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. I hadn’t been there in a very long time[2], so it made a change. It was also a chance to do some high ISO shooting with the 5D Mark III, which let me get this picture of a wolffish, otherwise known as a creature from your nightmares:

Scary big fishy thing

Scary big fishy thing

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/5
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 10000
Location: 55° 1.662′ 0″ N 1° 25.813′ 0″ W

This nautilus could probably have done with an even higher ISO setting to get the exposure time down a bit more, as it’s a wee bit soft, but it does show more detail than I could actually see…

Nautilus

Nautilus

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/10s
Focal length: 92mm
ISO: 10000
Location: 55° 1.662′ 0″ N 1° 25.813′ 0″ W

After the aquarium, I walked down to the Priory for a quick visit, then got the Metro home.

Here’s the walk:

Aquarium and Priory

Aquarium and Priory

[1] Kingston Park again, but I should be able to manage with a visit to somewhere smaller and closer next time
[2] When it had a different name, if memory serves