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Weight and Stuff Report – 19 August 2017

Weight: 236.8 pounds (16 stone 12.8 pounds, 107.4 kg)
Steps: 9,330

Down again today. I had another instance of bad bus timing, so walked to Tesco’s at  an unusually early hour. Having got the shopping out of the way, it was time to do some “where to go” dithering, which ended in taking a train to Middlesbrough and a bus from there to Guisborough, to have a look at the ruined Priory, which is yet another thing I’d never got around to visiting. It was a bit of a long trip for a short photographic wander, but I had my Kindle, so that was fine. Here’s a view of the remaining part of the building:

Guisborough Priory

Guisborough Priory

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/300s
Focal length 42.7mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:53, 19 August, 2017
Location 54° 32.1799′ 0″ N 1° 2.9445′ 0″ W

It really was a brief visit – I wandered around the ruins, then got to the main street just in time to get the next bus back to Middlesbrough.

Weight and Stuff Report – 18 August 2017

Weight: 237.6 pounds (16 stone 13.6 pounds, 107.8 kg)
Steps: 4,511

Up again, heigh ho, mutter, mutter…

Here’s a wide-open view of the Millennium Bridge from the Gateshead side. I don’t think I’ve caught it in the open position from that angle before…

Open wide

Open wide

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/450s
Focal length 16mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:09, 13 August, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 17 August 2017

Weight: 236.6 pounds (16 stone 12.6 pounds, 107.3 kg)
Steps: 2,047

Up again today. I blame, err, something or other.

This is part of the sculpture trail that runs around Sunderland Marina and beyond. I’ve photographed it a few times before, but that’s no reason not to do it again. The last time was quite a while ago, when it was looking a bit rusty, but now it’s been cleaned up again:

Taking Flight Again

Taking Flight Again

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/3.6
Shutter speed 1/4700s
Focal length 34.2mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:33, 13 August, 2017

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 15 August 2017

Weight: 235.9 pounds (16 stone 11.9 pounds, 107 kg)
Steps: 3,350

Up  a wee bit after my visit to the Midlands. Yes, home again already. I slept well, had the usual breakfast, then headed to the office for work-related things. Having done those, I headed for the station and caught the train home. And here I am.

Here’s another bit of Sunderland art:

Foxy!

Foxy!

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/220s
Focal length 37.6mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:03, 13 August, 2017

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 14 August 2017

Weight: 235.6 pounds (16 stone 11.6 pounds, 106.9 kg)
Steps: 6,626

Today’s report comes to you from Birmingham[1]. I travelled down this afternoon, checked into my usual hotel[2], then had an enjoyable dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant.

Today’s photo is some slightly disturbing art from Sunderland:

Have you seen Toad?

Have you seen Toad?

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/850s
Focal length 33.2mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:02, 13 August, 2017

[1] Well, it would if I’d actually posted it on the right day, but just go with the creative wossnames, OK?
[2] Ibis New Street Station

Weight and Stuff Report – 13 August 2017

Weight: 234.2 pounds (16 stone 10.2 pounds, 106.2 kg)
Steps: 10,062

Down again today, to a new low for the year.

Having not done all that much yesterday, I wanted to go somewhere today, but couldn’t quite decide where. In the end, I went into Newcastle, had a wander down to the Quayside for a look at the market, then loitered on the Newcastle side and watched the Millennium Bridge open and close. Then I got a bus back to Gateshead, took the Metro to St Peter’s, Sunderland and walked along the riverside and around the marina to Roker, where I got a bus to Sunderland bus station, then another one back to Newcastle and finally another one home.

Various acts of photography were committed, more of which later. But for now, here’s something you don’t see every day…

Bunny with selfie stick

Bunny with selfie stick

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/350s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:25, 13 August, 2017

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 12 August 2017

Weight: 237 pounds (16 stone 13 pounds, 107.5 kg)
Steps: 5,235

Up a bit today…

No photographic trips this Saturday as (1) I met a friend for lunch and (b) it was a bit damp.

So here’s one from the archive:

Black-necked swan

Black-necked swan

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/320s
Focal length 68.7mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:14, 24 May, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 11 August 2017

Weight: 235.7 pounds (16 stone 11.7 pounds, 106.9 kg)
Steps: 2,732

Down by a tiny bit today.

Here’s a ghost sign from Porthcawl – one of many former Woolworth’s shops around the country. Many have found new uses, and it can be mildly entertaining recognising a former Woolies from the style of tiling used in the entrance. This is a more obvious hint

Ghost Sign

Ghost Sign

Camera iPhone 6s
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/2000s
Focal length 4.15mm
ISO 25
Taken 12:51, 7 July, 2017
Location 51° 28.5872′ 0″ N 3° 42.2617′ 0″ W