Weight and Stuff Report – 26 April 2013

No change today, which is moderately acceptable.

It’s been a day of changeable weather. Nice and sunny when I had to go to work, but a bit grey when I went out at lunchtime. I decided to take the Fujifilm X100S down to the Quayside again, where I got a closer look at this chap:

Take a seat

Take a seat

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/35s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 26 April, 2013
Location: 54° 58.168′ 0″ N 1° 36.5625′ 0″ W

I looked up a bit this time, and got a slightly different view than I normally do of the Swirle Pavilion:

Swirle Pavilion

Swirle Pavilion

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 26 April, 2013
Location: 54° 58.168′ 0″ N 1° 36.5625′ 0″ W

Carrying on with the looking up theme, I got this angle on the Blacksmiths Needle:

Blacksmiths Needle

Blacksmiths Needle

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/750s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 26 April, 2013
Location: 54° 58.168′ 0″ N 1° 36.5625′ 0″ W

I carried on walking as far as the Ouseburn, where I realised I was running out of lunchtime, so turned around and walked back. On the way, I had another look at the Needle, and got a shot of it with the cloud-shrouded sun directly behind it. What I got was almost a silhouette, which led me to do some mucking about with it. First, I removed a lump of Baltic that was sticking into the corner, then I had a fiddle in Silver Efex Pro.

Blacksmiths Needle Revisited

Blacksmiths Needle Revisited

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/1500s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 26 April, 2013
Location: 54° 58.168′ 0″ N 1° 36.5625′ 0″ W

Just after that, the sun started to come out again, which let me get a nice and bright view of this place, whose name might be asking for trouble:

Great coffee

Great coffee

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/350s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 26 April, 2013
Location: 54° 58.168′ 0″ N 1° 36.5625′ 0″ W

And then I went back to work. I’d walked over two miles, which ended with going uphill on Dean Street, which is moderately hard work. Here’s the map-free Garmin evidence, once again produced by a bit of jiggrey-pokery[1] with the GPX file from Geotag Photos Pro.

Quayside Walk

Quayside Walk

[1] Technical expression

3 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 26 April 2013

  1. alf stone

    I never thought I would have to ask a “foreigner”, sorry adopted Geordie, about the city of my birth but where exactly is the gorilla?

    1. Les Post author

      The location link under the picture gets it almost right – it’s actually in the courtyard of what used to be Martha’s Bar (and is now called something I can’t remember) – on the Side, under the Vermont Hotel (unless that’s got a different name as well)

  2. alf stone

    Thanks, Les, I followed the coordinates but I never thought of the courtyard. I think I would have to remortgage my house to afford a drink in Martha’s.

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