Posts by tag: cold

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.
One Year Ago: Day #2947
Two Years Ago: Day #2582
Three Years Ago: Day #2217
Four Years Ago: Day #1852
Five Years Ago: Day #1486
Six Years Ago: Day #1121
Seven Years Ago: Day #756
Eight Years Ago: Day #391
Nine Years Ago: Day #25

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.
One Year Ago: Day #2944
Two Years Ago: Day #2579
Three Years Ago: Day #2214
Four Years Ago: Day #1849
Five Years Ago: Day #1483
Six Years Ago: Day #1118
Seven Years Ago: Day #753
Eight Years Ago: Day #388
Nine Years Ago: Day #22

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.
One Year Ago: Day #2943
Two Years Ago: Day #2578
Three Years Ago: Day #2213
Four Years Ago: Day #1848
Five Years Ago: Day #1482
Six Years Ago: Day #1117
Seven Years Ago: Day #752
Eight Years Ago: Day #387
Nine Years Ago: Day #21

Day #3306

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Day #3306Title: Ice Is Nice
Location: Galleywood Common, Chelmsford
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Composer Pro / Double Glass Optic 50 mm f/2
Notes: This morning was another cold and frosty start. I took a walk to Galleywood Common to see what I could see. I found these fantastic shards of ice in a frozen puddle.
One Year Ago: Day #2940
Two Years Ago: Day #2575
Three Years Ago: Day #2210
Four Years Ago: Day #1845
Five Years Ago: Day #1479
Six Years Ago: Day #1114
Seven Years Ago: Day #749
Eight Years Ago: Day #384
Nine Years Ago: Day #18

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.
One Year Ago: Day #2936
Two Years Ago: Day #2571
Three Years Ago: Day #2206
Four Years Ago: Day #1841
Five Years Ago: Day #1475
Six Years Ago: Day #1110
Seven Years Ago: Day #745
Eight Years Ago: Day #380
Nine Years Ago: Day #14

Day #3300

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th January 2017

Day #3300Title: First Fall
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH3 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I admit I was sceptical earlier in the week when the forecast threatened snow, but this evening, almost exactly on cue, the sound of rain petered out and an eerie silence fell. I looked out of the window about half an hour later to see a blanket of around 2cm of snow. We haven’t seen any in these parts since February 2015 (when I last photographed it on Day #2591). This is my Japanese Snow Lantern by the light of next door’s security light (it was already dark by the time the flakes began falling). I thought I would make it today’s milestone picture for 3300 consecutive days, as it might have melted by the morning!
One Year Ago: Day #2934
Two Years Ago: Day #2569
Three Years Ago: Day #2204
Four Years Ago: Day #1839
Five Years Ago: Day #1473
Six Years Ago: Day #1108
Seven Years Ago: Day #743
Eight Years Ago: Day #378
Nine Years Ago: Day #12