Posts by tag: chelmsford

Day #1826

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 30th December 2012

Day #1826 Title: Perpendiculars
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: Finally some sunshine today! So I took the opportunity to walk into town and find a couple of geocaches. One was near the Salvation Army Citadel (which I last photographed on Day #443). This is a different angle of the same building. I liked the striking graphic shapes against the blue sky.
One Year Ago: Day #1460
Two Years Ago: Day #1095
Three Years Ago: Day #730
Four Years Ago: Day #365

Day #1808

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Day #1808 Title: In The Blink Of An Eye
Location: Moulsham
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: First thing this morning I had to take my car to the garage to be serviced and have its MOT (turns out it’s going to be expensive, ouch!). I walked home via some local playing fields and found this eye watching me from a piece of playground equipment. The frost overnight was quite incredible, I don’t think I have ever seen it so impressive. I loved the way the fingers of frost had made eyelashes for this watchful occular imposter.
One Year Ago: Day #1442
Two Years Ago: Day #1077
Three Years Ago: Day #712
Four Years Ago: Day #347

Day #1804

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 8th December 2012

Day #1804 Title: Winter Outline
Location: Galleywood Common
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 /45-200mm f/4-5.6 IOS
Notes: A simple image at a familiar location today. I popped out for some grocery shopping just as the sunset was fading, so made a quick detour to Galleywood Common to photograph this twisty old tree. It was last featured way back on Day #339, almost exactly 4 years ago.
One Year Ago: Day #1438
Two Years Ago: Day #1073
Three Years Ago: Day #708
Four Years Ago: Day #343

Day #1753

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 18th October 2012

Day #1753 Title: One Careful Owner
Location: New Street, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: I walked by the old Marconi Factory in New Street today, which has just been sold off for redevelopment as housing. Technically, perhaps a bit late for Treasure Hunt #37 – For Sale, but never mind.
One Year Ago: Day #1387
Two Years Ago: Day #1022
Three Years Ago: Day #657
Four Years Ago: Day #292

Day #1736

Posted by Caz on Monday, 1st October 2012

Day #1736 Title: Crompton & Co. Ltd
Location: Chelmsford & Essex Museum
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 20mm f/1.7
Notes: After a grotty start to the day weather wise, it perked up a bit this afternoon so Alistair and I decided to go and do some research for a local puzzle cache at the museum. We got all the clues, and worked out the final position, but will go and hunt it properly tomorrow. In the meantime, there were plenty of interesting things to see in the museum – this plaque was on the side of a large piece of early electrical equipment. We’ve met Colonel Crompton before, on Day #1665!
One Year Ago: Day #1370
Two Years Ago: Day #1005
Three Years Ago: Day #640
Four Years Ago: Day #275

Day #1665

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 22nd July 2012

Day #1665 Title: Colonel Crompton’s Streetlamp
Location: Oaklands Park, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: What a lovely day today! I went for an 11-mile geocaching  bike ride this afternoon and one of my stops on the way home was Oaklands Park. This rather fine Victorian street lamp stands in the grounds – one of the exhibits of the Chelmsford and Essex Museum. Colonel Crompton established Britain’s first electrical engineering factory in Chelmsford in 1878, manufacturing street lighting and public electricity systems. This specimen was destined for George Street, Plymouth in 1898, where it stood until 1959. It was then returned to Chelmsford for restoration as part of the Cropmton Historical Collection and came to the museum in 1994.
One Year Ago: Day #1299
Two Years Ago: Day #934
Three Years Ago: Day #569
Four Years Ago: Day #204

Day #1664

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 21st July 2012

Day #1664 Title: Market Stall Produce
Location: High Street, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: Saw these attractive peppers on a market stall in town as I was roaming about this afternoon. Thought they would make a good shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #23 – Fruit And Veg.
One Year Ago: Day #1298
Two Years Ago: Day #933
Three Years Ago: Day #568
Four Years Ago: Day #203