Oh good, back down again today after yesterday’s blip.
As the weather forecast for tomorrow is looking a bit nasty, I decided to motivate myself to get out today. Did my shopping quite early, then headed out to the coast. I had a pleasant walk along from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay, at which point I decided I’d walked far enough and got the Metro back home.
I took the X-E1, and had a more protected play with the Samyang 300mm mirror lens. With some fiddling, careful bracing of myself and so on, I got a few pleasing shots. They’re not as sharp as you might get with a conventional lens, but they’ve got a certain something. Something that would be improved by using a tripod, but never mind. Here’s one of the many ships waiting to enter the Tyne:
|Taken||13:39, 26 October, 2013|
If I hadn’t had to straighten a slightly wonky horizon, the whole length would have been there.
And here’s a view along the coast showing St Mary’s lighthouse and Blyth beyond.
|Taken||14:45, 26 October, 2013|
 Or whatever it was.
 See comments about tripods…