Weight and Stuff Report – 6 July 2013

As expected, my weight has gone up after yesterday’s exceptional drop, but never mind.

After getting the traditional shopping done, went into Newcastle where I noticed that they were letting people climb Grey’s Monument. It was far too warm for me to feel like threatening my knees with that, but I did get a quite nice shot of some of the climbers.

Looking down

Looking down

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/420s
Focal length: 181.1mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 6 July, 2013
Location: 54° 58.3963′ 0″ N 1° 36.7632′ 0″ W

That’s an unadjusted JPG out of the X-E1. Lots of nicely resolved detail there.

I then proceeded with my original plan for the day. I took the Metro to St Peter’s, and walked along the river towards the recently re-opened National Glass Centre. On the way, this little birdie was kind enough to pose for me:

Gull

Gull

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/2000s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 6 July, 2013
Location: 54° 58.3963′ 0″ N 1° 36.7632′ 0″ W

I cropped that one down quite a lot, as I didn’t want to get close enough to startle the bird.

One I reached the Glass Center I paused for some lunch (quite fancy garlic mushrooms on toasted brioche) before looking at the exhibits. No visit there is complete without a walk onto the glass roof, which offers a rather nice view:

Sunderland Harbour

Sunderland Harbour

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/18
Shutter speed: 1/105s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 6 July, 2013
Location: 54° 58.3963′ 0″ N 1° 36.7632′ 0″ W

I then walked the short distance to St Peter’s Church, once part of the twin monastery of St Peter and St Paul, the other part being at Jarrow. Parts of the building are very old indeed, principally the porch you can see here:

St Peter's

St Peter’s

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/480s
Focal length: 19.6mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 6 July, 2013
Location: 54° 58.3963′ 0″ N 1° 36.7632′ 0″ W

And at that point, I decided it was a wee bit too warm to carry on walking, so got the Metro back home again. So, not quite as impressive a walk as yesterday, but not bad, as you can see:

St Peter's

St Peter’s

Location: 54° 58.3963′ 0″ N 1° 36.7632′ 0″ W

More photos will appear once I find the tuits…