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50 @ 50 (2014) #49

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 17th December 2014

High Water Moorings
Title: High Water Moorings
Location: Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: The canal towpath was pretty squelchy today and the water was very high. The Chelmer & Blackwater navigation is a canalised river but it still suffers from flooding regularly after heavy rain. The lock at Paper Mill was overrunning both gates and the weirs were in full furious flow. This calm little scene, just upstream belies the raging torrents further down.

January ’14 – Review

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 1st February 2014

Despite one of the wettest Januaries on record, I managed lots of great picture opportunities to start the year. First of all, I enjoyed a great Birthday Outing for lunch with Alistair on 1st Jan:

Capstan Red

Capstan Red

The next day, we headed to the Essex coast at Shoeburyness to find a few geocaches and tried not to get blown away. The outing also provided me with images of Stranger #32 – Tracy and 50 @ 50 (2014) #1 as well as some great seascapes:

Groynes And Cloudscape

Groynes And Cloudscape

All the recent rain has saturated the rives and watercourses, as we found at Paper Mill Lock on 3rd January. The water level was very high and rushing over the top of the lock gates:

Floodwaters At The Lock

Floodwaters At The Lock

A couple of days later, we were back at the canal but this time all the way downstream looking for Abstracts at Heybridge Basin. Here’s another:

Blue And Yellow Hull

Blue And Yellow Hull

On 8th Jan I found 50 @ 50 (2014) #2 – I’m always a sucker for the lighting pavement at Whitecross Place and the rainy pavement was a perfect reflector for the lights.

At the next weekend I ventured up to Norwich to buy a couple of things from Wex Photographic and decided to stop off at Southwold on the way home. Here’s Southwold In Sepia, as well as a view of the lovely sunset:

This Way To Sunset

This Way To Sunset

A couple of days later I embarked on a major new project – Underground Overground. The destination for the day was the Bakerloo Line. Here’s one from the day’s shoot:

Warwick Avenue - Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock

Warwick Avenue – Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock

The next day, I took it a bit easier after my frantic rush around London. Back to the calming waters of the canal at Beeleigh Lock:

Weir Through The Branches

Weir Through The Branches

I also found a rather nice mono image there, Thy Lock Overfloweth.

The pace of photography slowed in the second half of the month, with work, my tax return and the weather taking over. But I did find some more great mono images:  Marble QuadrantsFlooded FieldsThe Morning Mist and Triangle And Cross as well as another 50 @ 50 (2014) #3 before the end of the month.

Finally, I closed with a review of some of the Self-Portrait out takes for January. Tee hee.

Buns For Eyes

Buns For Eyes

Let’s hope February brings us some sunshine!

Soggy By The Canal

Posted by Caz on Friday, 3rd January 2014

We went in search of tea and cake at Paper Mill Lock today. Besides a jolly good cuppa and naughty slice at the Stables Tearoom, we also found plenty of floodwater with the canal overwhelming the towpath nearby – and the road on the north side of the water course. Soggy indeed – but I had wellies and my feet remained dry!

Flooded Towpath

Flooded Towpath

Floods, Tree And A Little Car

Floods, Tree And A Little Car

January ’13 – Review

Posted by Caz on Friday, 1st February 2013

I had a couple of outings during the month to make pictures. The first was a lunchtime stroll at Paper Mill Lock early in the month. Here’s another shot from that session:

Katchina's Mooring

Katchina’s Mooring

We got quite a few days of decent snowfall during the month too – and on 22nd I took a “snow day” and did a 10-mile walk to Sandford Mill Lock and back into town along the canal towpath.

Don't Crack The Ice

Don’t Crack The Ice

We didn’t have a Chelmsford Photowalk this month, due to folks being busy, so that was about it for outings during January.