Daily Archives: Thursday, 13th Sep 2012

Weight and Stuff Report – 13 September 2012

Oh dear, up a bit more today. I missed my walk to work because I managed to leave it a bit late to get there at a reasonably sensible time, so caught the bus. I had a short walk at lunchtime, but not enough to really record. And this evening was the Wine Club night, so that means I’ll probably be a wee bit heavier in the morning. But never mind. I’m sure it’ll all work out in the end, or something.

I’ve got a couple of pictures for you today. The first is a bit of quality silliness – someone’s wheelie bin is showing its feelings:

Emotional Bin

Emotional Bin

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/125s
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 11 September, 2012
Location: 54° 57.5957′ 0″ N 1° 36.4954′ 0″ W

This one’s less emotional, but appealed to me for reasons I’m not altogether clear about. This is one of the tower cranes working on the new Gateshead town centre site:



Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 92mm
ISO: 100
Taken: 11 September, 2012
Location: 54° 57.5957′ 0″ N 1° 36.4954′ 0″ W

More stuff tomorrow…

Moo Revisited

A little while ago[1], I got some dinky little photo cards from Moo[4], who had just set up in business offering useful thing like linking to Flickr to get images for their printing services. I got some free cards, then ordered a further supply for actual money. Well, time has passed, I’ve taken a lot more pictures, and more to the point changed my website address, so the remaining cards have long since been unsuitable for distribution.

I was reminded of Moo when I was setting up my new Les Bessant Photography site on SmugMug [5], and decided that what with the new site and the fact that I’ve got loads more pictures, it might be time to have some new cards. So I fiddled about, created some cards and placed an order. A nicely packed box arrived several days earlier than promised, and the cards do look pretty much as I’d intended. Here’s a sample selection:

Pick a card, any card...

Pick a card, any card…

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/5
Shutter speed: 1/50s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 4000
Taken: 13 September, 2012

There are loads of print options, several varieties of card, and various methods of adding images. Or if you don’t need photographs, you can design more standard cards. Worth a look if you fancy any custom print services, they’re worth a look. Cards can be sent anywhere in the world, with a choice of delivery services ranging from not very quick but quite cheap to very quick but quite expensive.


[1] Oh. Nearly six years, apparently. Time flies like an arrow[2], or something
[2] And fruit flies like a banana[3]
[3] Sorry, had to be done
[4] Note: referral link – if you buy stuff via that, I get some free Moo credit
[5] Also a referral link – if you sign up to SmugMug through that, you get a discount and I get money off my next renewal