Posts by tag: water

Day #728

Posted by Caz on Monday, 28th December 2009

Day #728 Title: Ice Breaker
Location: Little Waltham Nature Reserve
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8
Notes: Our Chelmsford Flickr group took a walk in the Nature Reserve at Little Waltham this morning. There was plenty of frost about, and ice lingering in some of the pools and rivers. This stretch of ice held our attention for a while.
One Year Ago: Day #363

Day #727

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 27th December 2009

Day #727 Title: Breakthrough
Location: Burnham-on-Crouch
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had intended to take a trip to Maldon for the annual Mud Race today, but I got half way there and the traffic was silly, so I detoured to Burnham instead. The sun came out as I walked along the promenade, breaking through the clouds. I took a few pictures and then enjoyed a nice cup of tea and a toasted teacake in a little café looking at the water.
One Year Ago: Day #362

Day #721

Posted by Caz on Monday, 21st December 2009

Day #721 Title: Dribble
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The snow is slowly melting now – the stage which I hate – and since I was busy at home all day, I had to resort to another staple – a shot of the car. It’s been rather useful over the past 2 years: Day #49, Day #302, Day #347, Day #371 and Day #400! This time, I was really pleased to catch part of the snow mid-drip.
One Year Ago: Day #356

Day #719

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 19th December 2009

Day #719 Title: Icy Stalactites
Location: Chelmer Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Originally, I had intended to stay at home snug and warm after my exertions yesterday, and I have another long hike planned for tomorrow. But when I looked outside first thing, the sun was shining. I couldn’t resist the lure of a few more pictures, so took a cautious walk on the icy pavements to a nearby park. I’m glad I did – some more wonderful images were to be had, and there was barely a soul to be seen at 10am – all the other folks were probably at home snug and warm like I should have been. But there’s the old adage:

There’s no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, just the wrong sort of clothing.

And since I had gone out well prepared, I wasn’t actually very cold at all. Having said that, I was glad of the cuppa when I got home an hour later!
One Year Ago:
Day #354

Day #711

Posted by Caz on Friday, 11th December 2009

Day #711 Title: Jewelled Web
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: There was heavy fog and lots of dew around this morning – I managed to catch a rather nice spider’s web with some jewels clinging to it.
One Year Ago: Day #346

Day #709

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 9th December 2009

Day #709 Title: Floating, Sinking
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This is my Tsukubai bowl in the garden. Once again, it’s full of rainwater and there are dead leaves inside which really need clearing out. I photographed it on Day #147 too. But this time I think it’s more of a metaphor for my recent moods – various factors have had me up and down of late. I’m just not sure when I get up in the morning if I’m going to feel like the bamboo, calmly floating on top of it all – or like the leaves, submerged, and in need of fishing to the surface. Hey ho. I guess it’s the Winter Blues.
One Year Ago: Day #344

Day #706

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 6th December 2009

Day #706 Title: By The Great Ouse
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Four of us from GNPC had a rather enjoyable day out in Ely today, despite pouring rain first thing, the weather perked up immensely and we got some good photographic opportunities. We spent quite some time in the Cathedral, and had a good walk along the river too. This fisherman was quietly ensconced on the banks with a big brolly to shield him from the wind.
One Year Ago: Day #341