Weight and Stuff Report – 6 May 2013

Down a bit today, more randomness I’m sure.

I had vaguely planned to go out somewhere on this bank holiday, but this didn’t quite work out. I did go out moderately early, with the idea of trying to take some landscape photographs in Saltwell Park, but as it was a surprisingly nice day[1] there were far too many people in the park for the kind of photographs I wanted to take. So I thought about maybe taking a walk to the Angel of the North, to see what the Fujifilm X100S would make of it. I cancelled that idea when my knees, having worked perfectly well on the last two days, decided that they didn’t like going up the hill towards Durham Road. I decided to pay attention to them, as they’d only make more trouble later if I didn’t. So, I walked back towards home, and got a bus into Newcastle. At this point, I was considering getting a train somewhere, but couldn’t quite convince myself that I really wanted to, so instead I had a brief walk around town and came home. I still managed quite a lot of steps, though.

I’ve got three photographs today. These are a reminder of times when public transport was run as a public service by local councils, and a great deal of civic pride went into painting buses. I mentioned the classic maroon and cream livery of Cardiff buses yesterday, and here are some more:

Darlington

Darlington

Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/640s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:21, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.5923′ 0″ N 1° 40.0761′ 0″ W
Newcastle

Newcastle

Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/600s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:36, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.5947′ 0″ N 1° 40.1178′ 0″ W
Sunderland

Sunderland

Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/1000s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:40, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.5666′ 0″ N 1° 40.0384′ 0″ W

So much nicer than all the branding that we get these days. Which probably makes me a grumpy old man, or something.

[1] I mean, really! Sunny and not wet and windy on a bank holiday?!!? What is the world coming to?