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Day #3369

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Day #3369Title: Terrible News From The TV
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario Power OIS
Notes: I had been debating whether to go into the office at Westminster today or just do my meeting by phone. In the end, I chose to work form home and once the news of the terrorist attack around the Houses of Parliament broke early this afternoon, I was very glad to be sitting on my sofa watching events unfold on the TV, instead of stuck inside a building very close to the action. Later on, I noticed a blood red sunset happening across the rooftops. With the TV aerials prominently in the frame and ominous clouds behind, it looked like an apocalyptic warning. It also makes a suitable shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #22 – Chimney(s).
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Day #3316

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 28th January 2017

Day #3316Title: Rainbow Branches
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH3 / Panasonic 100-300mm f4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario Power OIS
Notes: After a long session in the studio this morning getting the shot I wanted for my Minions 52 project this week, I didn’t feel like doing much else in the way of complicated setups. So I had a late lunch and was just contemplating what to do next while sitting on the sofa, when I looked out of the window and noticed a big fat rainbow playing out across the sky. I grabbed the long lens and made this simple shot of the bare branches silhouetted against the colours. Job done! Sometimes, fortuitous things happen if you let them.
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Day #3313

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Day #3313Title: Routemaster Reflections
Location: Wivenhoe Park, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Composer Pro / Sweet 35mm f/2.5
Notes: I was in Colchester again today to give a couple of training sessions for clients this afternoon and evening. But I had a bit of time this morning for a very cold and foggy walk around Wivenhoe Park, the campus for the University of Essex. Dad worked there for many years before he retired, and I used to know it well, but I haven’t visited and had a good walk around for at least 10 years. It has changed quite a lot since then, with new buildings springing up all over the place. This is a reflection of the new Students’ Centre in one of the big lakes. I liked the way it was cantilevered to apparently float above the water. I was also very surprised to see the old Routemaster bus in the distance – it was a long way from home! But “home” is now apparently here as a static snack bar selling bacon butties to passing students. It provided a welcome splash of colour in an otherwise fairly limited palette.
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Day #3311

Posted by Caz on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Day #3311Title: Fogbound
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH3 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I didn’t have to go far for my picture this morning – not that was very inclined to travel in the thick fog anyway. Eventually it burned off, but it was quite atmospheric first thing.
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Day #3310

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 22nd January 2017

Day #3310Title: Frosty Waymark
Location: Rivenhall, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: After running more errands in town, I took off for a cold and frosty walk across the fields around Rivenhall. This little footbridge was in the shade, so even past lunchtime the frost on top had still not thawed. I liked the contrast between moss and wood. The waymark arrow echoes the little patch of bright sunlight just falling on the ground under the slats.
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Day #3309

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 21st January 2017

Day #3309Title: Hard Frost Underfoot
Location: Witham, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: I had to run some errands in Chelmsford this morning, but took the opportunity while out for a little trip to Witham to find a trio of geocaches. One of the footpaths was in the shade and the hard frost had yet to melt. The leaves underfoot were very crunchy.
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Day #3302

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 14th January 2017

Day #3302Title: Natural Cryogenics
Location: Panfield, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 (Sweet/Velvet/Twist)
Notes: It was a sunny but cold day today. I decided to head to Panfield for a long geocaching walk. I was glad of my thermals and many layers! There was still a bit of snow lingering here and there, and plenty of puddles in the shade which were still frozen. I liked this little leaf entombed in a sea of icy bubbles.
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