Weight and Stuff Report – 23 June 2013

Hmmm, back up by quite a lot today. Probably a temporary wossname, we shall see, etc, etc.

As the weather forecast for today was for more of that intermittent rain, I decided to have a quiet day in, which allowed me to catch up with a couple of rented Blu-rays[1] that have been sitting there muttering at me for weeks, and do that bit of portfolio site jiggery-pokery.

I’ve selected some more photos from yesterday’s NRM visit. The first is just to show what a tricky place it is to get a good exposure. The glazed roof can be very bright, and this reflects off the tops of the nicely polished engines, which in some cases have deeply shadowed lower parts. Bit of a dynamic range problem there. Here you can see part of that roof reflecting in some windows:

Reflected Roof

Reflected Roof

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 22 June, 2013

You do need a moderately wide lens to get some things in properly, such as this sign from a station I have visited.

It's a sign!

It’s a sign!

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/15s
Focal length: 18.8mm
ISO: 1600
Taken: 22 June, 2013

The Japanese Bullet Train is always worth a look. You can get on board, sit down and watch a film clip about the trains. The interior is utilitarian rather than luxurious, but at least there’s decent leg room.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 25.4mm
ISO: 1250
Taken: 22 June, 2013

When I visited the NRM last year, that fine engine City of Truro was giving rides. This time it was having a more relaxed time enjoying being spun around on the turntable.

City of Truro

City of Truro

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/25s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 1600
Taken: 22 June, 2013

 

[1] Twilight Zone Season 1, as it happens

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