Weight and Stuff Report – 22 April 2017

Down a wee bit, good stuff.

After the usual Saturday morning shopping, I went out with my little-used Samyang 8mm fisheye lens on the X-T2. I got off the bus at the north end of the Tyne Bridge, then walked back to the Gateshead side, then over the road[1] and back over to Newcastle. From there I wandered down to the Quayside, with a visit to the Side Gallery along the way. I then crossed the Millennium Bridge and visited the Baltic, where there were actually some things I liked.

While the video installations didn’t do much for me (apart from the rotating chandelier, that was nice), I did appreciate Rodney Graham‘s large scale photographs. And Wrot, by Holly Hendry, is a strangely pleasing installation.

But enough of all that, here’s the first photo from today’s trip, which is the traditional view from the Millennium Bridge. I stepped back a bit this time, to bring the railing into the view. This is, I think you’ll agree, a seriously wiiiiiiiide lens:

Full circle (almost)

Full circle (almost)

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/300s
Focal length: 8mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 22 April, 2017
Location: 54° 58.2013′ 0″ N 1° 35.9637′ 0″ W

[1] At the crossing, I may be  :dizzy: but I’m not completely  :drool: