Daily Archives: Tuesday, 25th Oct 2016

It’s a frame-up!

When I processed that photo of the Brecon Mountain Railway’s lovely American-built engine, I just had to get a print. And when I saw the print, I knew I had to get it framed properly, by people who know how to do things properly, rather than Mr Clumsy buying a frame and trying to get things lined up properly.

So, a few weeks back, I dropped off my print at the Frame Shop, part of Newcastle Arts Centre on Westgate Road. Well, I say dropped off, but I actually had a nice discussion with a member of staff over materials, size of mount, and so on. And here’s the result. The photo doesn’t do it justice, really, but I thought I’d show it off anyway. The next job is deciding where I want to hang it. And the job after that is getting a similar frame for my bridges photo.

I’m very happy with the quality of the work, and I think it was worth the £58 it cost (plus the £20 for the print from Saal Digital). I don’t expect to have a lot of prints this size – so it’s worth the investment for the ones I really like.



Camera: iPhone 6s
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/17s
Focal length: 4.15mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 25 October, 2016
Location: 54° 56.8695′ 0″ N 1° 36.1972′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 25 October 2016

Mutter, mutter, up again today…

Here’s another one from Seaham. Jewels of the Sea is a series of sculptures inspired by tiny diatoms – unicellular thingies found in the sea. I think the real ones are a wee bit smaller than this:

Jewels of the Sea

Jewels of the Sea

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/170s
Focal length: 33.2mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 22 October, 2016
Location: 54° 50.7363′ 0″ N 1° 20.3046′ 0″ W