Weight and Stuff Report – 19 April 2013

Good, good, down a bit today.

I went for a walk with the Fujifilm X100S at lunchtime. My plan was to get on the Tyne Bridge to test one of the fun filters on my new camera. This is the ever-popular miniature effect, where a bit of selective blurring fools the brain into seeing the scene as if it was a model. Sort of. It’s nothing you can’t do in software easily enough, but I wanted to see what the X100S would do with it:

Model River

Model River

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/13
Shutter speed: 1/240s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 19 April, 2013

Interesting, but not spectacular. More experiments will need to be done.

I decided to keep going over the bridge, and popped into the Gateshead visitors’ centre thingy, which lives here:

St Mary's Church (Formerly)

St Mary’s Church (Formerly)

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/850s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 19 April, 2013

I had a look at the current exhibition of old photographs of Gateshead, then walked behind the Sage to have a quick look at the graffiti walls. I was pleased by this bit of 2012 silliness:

Fog on the Tyne is all Mayan

Fog on the Tyne is all Mayan

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/90s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 19 April, 2013

All Mayan? Did you see what they did there? Oh, I suppose I’d better explain for the benefit of people who might not be familiar. It’s a sort of pun thingy based on this:

Which is something of a classic around here.

Anyway, after that, it was time to go back to work, so I did.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 19 April 2013

  1. alf stone

    You’ll make it as an adopted Geordie yet just don’t mention the Gazza version. Incidentally did you notice those tiny faces on the walls of St. Mary’s? They are on your photo but too small to see.

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