Weight and Stuff Report – 29 November 2013

Up again today, which is another random wossname, probably.

I had a day off today, and decided to make the most of it. After a quick trip into Gateshead for some bits, and quite possibly bobs, I took myself to York for the day. I started with a wander around the city. I had a play with the fisheye lens on the X-E2:

York Minster

York Minster

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 8mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 29 November, 2013

And then took a few photos of Constantine, including this one:

Constantine

Constantine

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 29 November, 2013

After listening to the excellent Ed Alleyene-Johnson[1] for a while, I continued walking past a sheep[2], then stopped for some lunch at the station[3]. From there, I went over the footbridge for a look at the National Railway Museum. My main reason for going this time was to see the exhibition of railway-themed photos from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. There was some excellent work on show, and I was so impressed I bought the book in the museum shop.[4] Of course, I had a look at some engines too. Currently three of the A4s are on show, carrying on the Mallard theme:

Half a Great Gathering

Half a Great Gathering

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 1000
Taken: 29 November, 2013

All six will appear together again at the Museum’s other site at Shildon in the spring of 2014.

After that, I decided it was time to go home, so got the next available train to Newcastle.

[1] Note: this link goes to a post that was created later than the date of this post. Things are getting a bit wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey around here. Either that, or I’m behind with my daily posts again.
[2] Another time warp!
[3] A pasty and a cup of Earl Grey
[4] Note: when visiting free museums, I think it’s a Good Thing to either make a donation or buy something while you’re there, especially if they let you take photographs