Weight and Stuff Report – 30 April 2016

Up a wee bit today, ho hum, never mind, etc.

After some relatively early shopping, I decided to have another visit to the coast to see if my long lens could see anything interesting. I took the Metro to Tynemouth this time, and soon realised that a long walk wasn’t going to happen, as my intermittently painful heel decided to have a Bad Day. Oww, etc.

But I found a nice bench to sit on and got a few shots, including this quite large floating thing:

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Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/900s
Focal length 560mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:55, 30 April, 2016

There seemed to be some interesting clouds out at sea, but I didn’t think too much about them. I was working on getting a photo or two of some of the swooping gulls when I felt something hit my head. My first thought was that a passing bird had left me a present, but soon realised that it was just the beginning of a hailstorm. It was more than nasty enough for me to put the camera away and head for a conveniently close shelter thingy. I stayed there a while during which the hail turned to rain, then the sun came out and it was quite warm, then it hailed again, at which point I decided to get the next bus back to Newcastle. Which I did. And came home. So once again, not a lot of photography done, mutter.