Weight and Stuff Report – 26 October 2013

Oh good, back down again today after yesterday’s blip[1].

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:

Waiting...

Waiting…

Camera X-E1
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 300mm
ISO 400
Taken 13:39, 26 October, 2013

If I hadn’t had to straighten a slightly wonky horizon[2], the whole length would have been there.

And here’s a view along the coast showing St Mary’s lighthouse and Blyth beyond.

On  a clear day...

On a clear day…

Camera X-E1
Aperture ƒ/1
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 300mm
ISO 640
Taken 14:45, 26 October, 2013

[1] Or whatever it was.
[2] See comments about tripods…