Weight and Stuff Report – 2 April 2013

Down again today, woo, hoo, etc.

I managed to walk to work today and had a short wander at lunchtime. And talking of lunch, I actually listened to myself when I told me not to get a sausage, bean and cheese melt with my sweet chilli chicken sandwich. Good for me!

Today’s picture is the Livingston Thompson, a retired Fairlie’s Patent engine from the Ffestiniog Railway. I’ve ridden behind a similar one. The innovative design, with boilers at each end, and the driving wheels on bogies, enables a powerful locomotive to take the sharp bends on the hilly route. It also looks incredibly nice.

This one needed a bit of work in Lightroom. The glass roof was very bright, so I turned down the highlights. Lifting the shadows restored detail at the front[1] of the engine. A bit of noise reduction was also used. I’m getting to really like the Fuji X100.

Ffestiniog!

Ffestiniog!

Camera: FinePix X100
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 3200
Taken: 1 April, 2013

[1] Or rear, depending how you look at it

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