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Day #3321

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Day #3321Title: Flint Cottage
Location: Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Another dull day, looks like February is going to be rather wet and grim! I had to drop off some more books at the second hand bookshop in Hylands Park stables today, and took a quick walk around the grounds afterwards. The old Woodcutter’s Cottage has featured in a Mono MayHem image from 2012 and a I chose a close up of one of the windows on Day #2487 in 2014. Today it looked rather forlorn thanks to the grey sky. Mono seemed to work best.
One Year Ago: Day #2955
Two Years Ago: Day #2590
Three Years Ago: Day #2225
Four Years Ago: Day #1860
Five Years Ago: Day #1494
Six Years Ago: Day #1129
Seven Years Ago: Day #764
Eight Years Ago: Day #399
Nine Years Ago: Day #33

Day #3320

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Day #3320Title: Peeling In Pink
Location: Long Stratton, Norfolk
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: I had to go to Norwich today but had a bit of time either side of my appointment to do a spot of geocaching in some of the villages I passed along the way. The longest walk was around Long Stratton, where I encountered this rather appealing door to a barn. Not sure if this is where the keep the lady cows, but it was a curious shade of pink!
One Year Ago: Day #2954
Two Years Ago: Day #2589
Three Years Ago: Day #2224
Four Years Ago: Day #1859
Five Years Ago: Day #1493
Six Years Ago: Day #1128
Seven Years Ago: Day #763
Eight Years Ago: Day #398
Nine Years Ago: Day #32

Day #3319

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Day #3319Title: The Soundtrack To My Life
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Composer Pro / Double Glass Optic 50 mm f/2 / Creative Bokeh Kit
Notes: I’m rather upset today, having just heard the news that John Wetton, one of my all-time favourite singer/songwriters, died this morning after a long battle with cancer. I’m not normally one to get gushy about celebrities, but John’s music has been the soundtrack to my life for 35 years, in various guises as a solo artist and in bands such as Asia and Icon. It was characterised by thoughtful lyrics, soaring melodies and full-bodied harmonies, tied together with John’s distinctive roaming bass lines. Not everyone’s taste, I admit, but I am grateful for his prodigious talent which has entertained me for so long. It was also a great privilege to meet the members of Asia, including John, when I saw them live in Toyko in 2012, on Day #1730. He was a gracious gent and very generous with his time after the show. RIP John. I just had to pay tribute with a picture of my own 5-string bass. I must play it more (I’m terribly out of practice, but John was one of the reasons I love the bass so much). Anyway, it also fits with the Treasure Hunt Theme #40 – I Am Grateful For…
One Year Ago: Day #2953
Two Years Ago: Day #2588
Three Years Ago: Day #2223
Four Years Ago: Day #1858
Five Years Ago: Day #1492
Six Years Ago: Day #1127
Seven Years Ago: Day #762
Eight Years Ago: Day #397
Nine Years Ago: Day #31

Day #3318

Posted by Caz on Monday, 30th January 2017

Day #3318Title: Fan-Tastic
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM / Yongnuo YN-14EX Macro Ring Flash
Notes: Another busy day at home, with lousy weather outside, so this was a late night shot in the studio for Treasure Hunt Theme #29 – Fan. I bought it in Japan when I visited in 2012. The background is Japanese washi paper, complete with a fan motif too. Of course, I love the purples.
One Year Ago: Day #2952
Two Years Ago: Day #2587
Three Years Ago: Day #2222
Four Years Ago: Day #1857
Five Years Ago: Day #1491
Six Years Ago: Day #1126
Seven Years Ago: Day #761
Eight Years Ago: Day #396
Nine Years Ago: Day #30

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.
One Year Ago: Day #2950
Two Years Ago: Day #2585
Three Years Ago: Day #2220
Four Years Ago: Day #1855
Five Years Ago: Day #1489
Six Years Ago: Day #1124
Seven Years Ago: Day #759
Eight Years Ago: Day #394
Nine Years Ago: Day #28

Day #3315

Posted by Caz on Friday, 27th January 2017

Day #3315Title: Red Chaos
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM / 2x Yongnuo YN 560 Speedlites through textured film, from behind
Notes: I had another play with my Splash Art Kit this evening in my studio. I was trying to get much bigger splashes this time, using slightly thinned mixture, a magic ingredient and a higher dropping distance. With mixed success. The best shaped shot of the day wasn’t quite sharp enough in the important places, so this one turned out to be the one I chose for PoTD. The wibbly shapes on the background come from a textured piece of semi-transparent film.
One Year Ago: Day #2949
Two Years Ago: Day #2584
Three Years Ago: Day #2219
Four Years Ago: Day #1854
Five Years Ago: Day #1488
Six Years Ago: Day #1123
Seven Years Ago: Day #758
Eight Years Ago: Day #393
Nine Years Ago: Day #27