Posts by tag: architecture

Day #1444

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 14th December 2011

Day #1444 Title: The Showroom
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: An expensive day: I had to take the car in for its annual MOT and service first thing this morning. It’s a VW Polo with 90K+ miles on the clock, but being a TDi diesel it’s likely to go on forever (or until the rest of it drops to bits). Thankfully it’s not that bad yet – but it does need a few pounds spending on it now – the bill came to several hundreds. On the walk back to the garage to pick it up, I passed the VW Showroom which was trying to tempt me into buying a new shiny – these are sadly several orders of magnitude out of my price bracket at present. So back to my old faithful!
One Year Ago: Day #1079
Two Years Ago: Day #714
Three Years Ago: Day #349

Day #1436

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 6th December 2011

Day #1436 Title: A Shard Of Light
Location: River Thames, London
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This evening I met up with a couple of friends after work to do some night photography in London. We were only intending to stay a couple of hours but ended up finishing very late. Still, it was an enjoyable walk around St Paul’s and the environs. This was shot under the Millennium Bridge, looking back down the Thames towards Tower Bridge. The Shard is going up very quickly and is almost fully glazed now.
One Year Ago: Day #1071
Two Years Ago: Day #706
Three Years Ago: Day #341

Day #1433

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 3rd December 2011

Day #1433 Title: Enchanted Evening
Location: Syon House
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: I spent a very enjoyable evening with some Flickr friends at Syon House for their Enchanted Woodland event. Lots of low light photography – trees, reflections and lasers! All good fun. This is a statue in the fountain outside the Orangery – inside of which is the laser show.
One Year Ago: Day #1068
Two Years Ago: Day #703
Three Years Ago: Day #338

Day #1393

Posted by Caz on Monday, 24th October 2011

Day #1393 Title: Bright Lights, Big City
Location: Holborn, London
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another day freelancing in London today, and then a short walk this evening to visit the London Webstandards meeting in Holborn. I was wondering what to photograph for the day when I spied this coloured light show just off New Fetter Lane. A convenient bollard on a traffic island in the middle of the road provided a suitable tripod for a long exposure.
One Year Ago: Day #1028
Two Years Ago: Day #663
Three Years Ago: Day #298

Day #1392

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 23rd October 2011

Day #1392 Title: Attention To Detail
Location: Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere, Kent
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The Chelmsford Photowalk Flickr group spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Crossness Pumping Station open day today. It is a fine example of high Victorian engineering, which had fallen into disrepair for 50 years but is slowly being brought back to life. The building houses four of the largest beam engines in the world. One has been restored to fully working order, whilst the other three are in the process of being  renovated by dedicated volunteers. There were loads of photo opportunities, despite there being quite a few visitors there for the last open day of 2011. This shot shows the meticulously restored iron railings around the central octagon. An obliging shaft of sunlight made the details really stand out.
One Year Ago: Day #1027
Two Years Ago: Day #662
Three Years Ago: Day #297

Day #1376

Posted by Caz on Friday, 7th October 2011

Day #1376 Title: Barbican Evening
Location: Barbican
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 20mm EF f/1.7
Notes: There was a glorious sunset this evening, but sadly I was always in the wrong place to make the most of it. Instead I managed to catch some golden light on the Barbican Centre on my way back to Liverpool Street.
One Year Ago: Day #1011
Two Years Ago: Day #646
Three Years Ago: Day #281