Weight and Stuff Report – 18 May 2013

Up again today, which might have something to do with having a couple of essential beers after work yesterday, then making a rare visit to the local chip shop for some food of a perhaps slightly fattening nature.

On most recent Saturdays, I’ve made a point of going out somewhere after getting the shopping done, but it was still raining a lot, so I decided not to bother.

However, I did get some new photographs yesterday. I went out with the Fujifilm X100S and added the optional WCL-X100 wide conversion lens. This is an adaptor lens that makes the moderately wide view of the X100S (and indeed the X100) just that wee bit wider. Here’s the roof of Central Arcade:

Central Arcade

Central Arcade

Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/90s
Focal length 19mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:10, 17 May, 2013
Location 54° 58.3917′ 0″ N 1° 36.7881′ 0″ W

And the Chinese Arch:

Chinese Arch

Chinese Arch

Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 19mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:43, 17 May, 2013
Location 54° 58.4152′ 0″ N 1° 37.1842′ 0″ W

I’m continuing to be impressed with the level of detail the X100S captures. This is a roughly full-size crop of the above picture, showing some of the decoration on the arch, which is a little hard to make out from ground level.

Chinese Arch Detail

Chinese Arch Detail

Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 19mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:43, 17 May, 2013
Location 54° 58.4152′ 0″ N 1° 37.1842′ 0″ W

I’d never realised that there was so much there – from a steam engine, to shipyard cranes, the Tyne bridges and more.