Weight and Stuff Report – 5 May 2014

Oh good, down again today.

Having stayed in yesterday, I decided to get out for at least a short time on this bank holiday Monday. I didn’t have enough motivation to go anywhere particularly exciting, but I did want to do a bit of shopping. I had an idea of getting some variety of jacket. I didn’t really know what I wanted, so I planned to have a good look and see if anything took my fancy.

Well, I saw something in Marks & Spencer that looked about right – lots of suitably large pockets (looked like holding the X100S in one of them wouldn’t be a problem, a not unappealing colour[1], acceptable price. It was even in stock in what looked to be the right size. But. Aaargh. It’s coated in some “high tech” substance (that’s what the label says), which gives it a unique look and feel. Well, the look was fine – sort of pleasantly crinkly. But the feel was just wrong. It felt like it was slightly greasy (though it wasn’t). Like you’d need to wipe your hands every time you touched it. Well, maybe that’s just me, but it was enough to put me off. So I ended up not buying a jacket after all.

But I did get my Strat a present – which I’ll talk about in another post, when tuits allow.

Today’s photo is another look at the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. This was taken using the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens on the Fujifilm X-E2, and has been cropped and tweaked a bit, but not straightened, because I like the curvy look, so there.

Transporter Bridge

Transporter Bridge

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/80s
Focal length: 8mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 3 May, 2014

[1] Vaguely light brownish. Probably has a name on a colour chart somewhere.