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Weight and Stuff Report – 27 February 2017

Hmmm, up  a bit more, despite having my hair cut!

These new pound coins that are being released next month are being billed as hard to forge. Judging by Tigger’s demonstration here, I think the main thing is that they’ll be hard to carry[1]…

Big Money!

Big Money!

Camera iPhone 6s
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/35s
Focal length 4.15mm
ISO 50
Taken 16:12, 16 February, 2017
Location 54° 58.295′ 0″ N 1° 36.6337′ 0″ W

[1] Coin may not be actual size. Tigger may be as confused as me

Weight and Stuff Report – 19 February 2017

Down again today, which was another one where I couldn’t find the motivation to go anywhere. But I did tidy my home office up a bit, removed some cables that weren’t doing anything useful, moved the Tiggercam over to my main computer, and shut down the one that was only on to do that, and resurrected my Raspberry Pi, so I might start playing with that a bit soon. I’ve now go it  set up in headless mode, with VNC to run it from the main computer, so it’s all a bit easier to play with…

With all this not going anywhere, I’m having to raid the archives, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There were some days where I took loads of photos but only played with a couple at the time, meaning I’d been missing out on things like this view of the outrageously scenic Elan Valley:

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Camera X-E1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/480s
Focal length 19.6mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:43, 17 July, 2013
Location 52° 15.8101′ 0″ N 3° 35.7997′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 7 February 2017

Up a wee bit today, hey, ho, ho hum, and other things beginning with “H” that I can’t think of right now.

But never mind that, here’s Tigger

Tigger

Tigger

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/90s
Focal length 60mm
ISO 3200
Taken 11:36, 5 February, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 6 February 2017

No change today, which I’m sure you’ll be expecting me to say makes a change, so I won’t say that.

This chap got in the way when I was trying to photograph Tigger at the weekend

Rex

Rex

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 60mm
ISO 3200
Taken 11:36, 5 February, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 5 February 2017

Hmmm, down again today, which is another one of those not doing much days. Not even any exciting database breaking editing like last week.

Tigger wanted to pose for me today:

Raiders of the Lost Bounce

Raiders of the Lost Bounce

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.4
Shutter speed 1/50s
Focal length 60mm
ISO 800
Taken 14:49, 5 February, 2017

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 19 October 2016

And it’s randomly back up again today. I blame the weather. Or quantum. Or something.

Here’s another Tigger shot

Tigger

Tigger

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed 1/110s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 250
Taken 16:55, 30 September, 2016

September 2016 Round-up

So, September has had enough and has run off to join the circus, or whatever it is departing months do. Apparently there are just three months left of 2016, who’d have thought it? Leaving aside all that nonsense, it must be time for the monthly summary: the post that saves you reading the rest of my nonsense. Though you might want to look at the pictures. Some of those are quite nice.

Weight

More movement in a downward direction…

September 1: 215.6 pounds (15 stone 5.6 pounds, 97.8 kg)
September 30: 213.3 pounds (15 stone 3.3 pounds, 96.8 kg)

That’s a not insignificant drop this month of 2.3 pounds (1kg), which isn’t bad at all.

Eating

Yes, still doing that.

Exercise

Went to Wales, where I wasn’t all that active apart from the day I went to Cardiff, but I’ve had two proper walking days since I came back. Just need to do some more of that.

Posting

A slightly more active month, with this report bringing the total to 41.

Stuff

Did I mention I have a new camera? Well, I’ve got a new camera.  :tigger:

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 30 September 2016

For reasons that may become apparent tomorrow, I did my usual weekend shopping and washing today. I even did enough of the ironing to see me through next week at work. And I may get the rest of that dome at some point over the weekend, who knows.

But the main event of today was getting my new camera. I’ve been having a play, and I’m starting to get my head around the new autofocus options. The real test will be when I take it out for a proper play…

So, here’s another early test image – this is an out of camera JPG using the Acros film simulation, which I rather like.

Tigger in mono

Tigger in mono

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed 1/15s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 250
Taken 17:07, 30 September, 2016

Les does the new camera happy dance

Well, it’s been three weeks since I said goodbye to my Fujifilm X-T1, leaving me without an interchangeable lens camera for the first time in a decade. While I’ve really missed having it, it did give me the opportunity to get to know the dinky little X70 a lot better, and to really appreciate what it can do. But it can’t do everything that I need, so the whole waiting thing was dragging a bit.

But yesterday, while I was enjoying myself in Sunderland, I got an email on my phone from those lovely Wex people telling me my order was in stock and would I please reply telling them when I wanted it. I immediately replied with a “as soon as you like” message, which got a “OK, with you tomorrow” response.

And so, being a bit sad like that, I kept an eye on the Parcelforce tracking site much of today. I’d arranged for it to be delivered to work (where I’m not), so the plan was to go into town when it arrived and pick it up. But I decided I’d go in anyway, wander around a bit and be ready as soon as the tracking site showed it had been delivered.  And being a bit sad like that, I kept an eye on it while I was on the bus, and woo hoo, it suddenly changed to “delivered”.  :bouncy:

So, I popped into the office, picked up my parcel and came home.

Full unboxing and reviewing stuff will follow, but for now, here’s the beast:

Preciousssssssss

Preciousssssssss

And before I’ve done any setting up at all, here’s the first photo taken with it:

My usual model

My usual model

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed 1/40s
Focal length 20.6mm
ISO 320
Taken 16:21, 30 September, 2016

Tigger insisted on being my first subject, of course  :tigger: