Daily Archives: Wednesday, 21st Sep 2016

The things you see when you don’t have a long lens

When I got to Cardiff Bay today, I noticed some people on the roof of the Millennium Centre. This is the sort of thing that can lead to interesting photos, but being restricted to the X70’s wide lens made this a bit of a challenge. Here’s about the best view I could get:

Millennium Centre

Millennium Centre

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 21 September, 2016

Well, there is one thing to be said for even little Fuji cameras. They capture a lot of detail, as we can see in this close crop of the same image:

Wash and brush up

Wash and brush up

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 21 September, 2016

And now we can see that the roof is getting a bit of a clean.

Would have been nice to have a longer lens, though.

Stuff Report – 21 September 2016

I took myself to Cardiff today. After a walk through the St David’s shopping centre (needed to buy something I’d forgotten to pack yesterday) I went to Queen Street station and got a train (oddly enough) to Cardiff Bay, where I had a wander and a quick lunch the Millennium Centre cafe. A bit more wandering led me back to the station and on arrival in Cardiff, I went to the National Museum for a look around, including the Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology exhibition, which was good, if moderately expensive at £7.

I then joined my brother[1] in a Wetherspoon’s for a drink or two with some of his former work colleagues. Food may have been eaten. Well, I had a rather nice chicken curry and Geoff had some buffalo wings. And yes, we did express surprise that buffalo can fly, as is traditional.

We then got a train back to Pencoed, where I got a quick view of the war memorial, as it looked interesting, being nicely illuminated.

Pencoed

Pencoed

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 21 September, 2016

A street lamp has been edited out of this one.

[1] Hi Geoff  :wave: