Weight and Stuff Report – 21 February 2015

Hmmm, up a bit more this morning, which probably won’t be helped by the slightly different breakfast I had at Frankie & Benny’s this morning. Instead of the usual fairly standard Big Breakfast, I went for the triple stack pancakes, which looks like this:

Breakfast

Breakfast

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/35s
Focal length 4.15mm
ISO 160
Taken 10:40, 21 February, 2015

After that and the shopping, I decided to make the most of the sunshine and head out to Durham. I was expecting to have the usual photographic wander, but found myself distracted by this:

Lion dance

Lion dance

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4.7
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 46.6mm
ISO 320
Taken 14:00, 21 February, 2015
Location 54° 46.5832′ 0″ N 1° 34.609′ 0″ W

Yes, I managed to arrive at just the right time to enjoy a bit of the Chinese New Year celebrations. More photos of that will follow…

After following the parade, which involved some very enthusiastic drumming of the kind you feel more than hear, I decided to carry on with my original plan and head to the cathedral. I decided to take a different route via the alleyway you can see in the background of the above photo. This was not a good move as it led to some steps that were carefully designed to be very hard to walk up. I don’t think I’ll go that way again..

Anyway, I took some more photos, which will be appearing here over the next few days. But here’s a sample – this is a close view of the Sanctuary knocker on the cathedral door:

Sanctuary!

Sanctuary!

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.3
Shutter speed 1/180s
Focal length 74.4mm
ISO 6400
Taken 14:16, 21 February, 2015
Location 54° 46.427′ 0″ N 1° 34.6173′ 0″ W

And after that I went home.