Weight and Stuff Report – 15 April 2013

Back down a wee bit today, oh good, etc.

I took my shiny new Fujifilm X100S down to the Quayside at lunchtime. My plan was to have a play with some of the fun filters and effects as well as generally take photographs of anything that appealed to me. On my way, I saw a suspicious ape who apparently does heating repairs:

Ooook?

Ooook?

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/125s
Focal length: 19mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 15 April, 2013

I was trying to come up with some sort of heating grill/gorilla pun, but none of them really worked, so just imagine that I did that, OK?

One of the X100S’s new tricks is a kind of selective colour effect. You can choose a colour and what you’ll get is a black and white image with just that colour remaining. Well, sort of. It tries, but it’s dependent on lighting and the actual shades involved, so it’s not quite as good as you might hope, but here’s an example:

Red Bridge

Red Bridge

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/1500s
Focal length: 19mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 15 April, 2013

After having a play around the Swing Bridge, I heard some noises that made me suspect that something interesting might be happening, so I headed along towards the Marina. And something was going on, which I’ll reveal in a separate post, which may even involve a gallery.

I remembered to fire up the Garmin app when I started my walk, but forgot to stop it until I’d been back in the office for a while, so it’s not quite accurate. On the other hand, any distance shown does represent actual movement by me, unlike Saturday’s effort. So here it is:

Quayside

Quayside