Posts by tag: water

Spain Day 2 – Drive To Órgiva & Villa

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 22nd March 2014

I picked up my hire car this morning for the drive to our villa in Órgiva. Instead of going directly via the motorway, I decided to potter through some of the smaller towns, finding a few geocaches along the way. My first stop was in La Maláha where I found a ruined villa near the old Roman baths:

Mural And A Ruined Window

Mural And A Ruined Window

Next I made a detour into the pretty village of Padúl, where the overlook gave me a fantastic view:

Pretty Padúl

Pretty Padúl

On arrival at La Estrellita, I was shown to my lovely room to get settled in:

My Room

My Room

The late afternoon was a time for a stroll around the garden which has an azure-green swimming pool at its foot. I’m sure we’re going to have a great week here, can’t wait to get started!

Pool Layers

Pool Layers

My mono image for the day just goes to prove that There’s Always A Lamp. Here are some of the other shots from today:

50 @ 50 (2014) #4

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 1st February 2014

Inland Waves
Title: Inland Waves
Location: White’s Bridge, Margaretting
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I was back at White’s Bridge today – the floodwaters had not receded – if anything, they were worse. The wind was whipping across the fields producing some rather impressive waves.

Slouching At Southwold

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 11th January 2014

On my way back from Wex Photographic today, I stopped off to catch the last rays of the sunshine at the seaside in Southwold:

Lead In To The North Sea

Lead In To The North Sea

There’s a lovely old pier that the golden rays were striking:

Light On The Pier Head

Light On The Pier Head

On the pier I enjoyed a delicious cream tea with a crab:

Cream Tea With A Crab

Cream Tea With A Crab

This was the view of the old lighthouse from our seat:

Lighthouse View

Lighthouse View

Seaside At Shoeburyness

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 2nd January 2014

The sky was blue, the sun was out, but it was blowing a gale as we took some pictures on the old railway jetty at Shoeburyness today. Worth it for the light, providing you had a good hat, scarf and gloves!

A Big Splash

A Big Splash

No Way Here

No Way Here

Capstan Space

Capstan Space

While we were there I met Tracy who kindly agreed to be my Stranger #32. A little further along the sea wall, I also found the first 50 @ 50 for 2014, so all in all an enjoyable day out.

November ’13 – Review

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 1st December 2013

November has been an incredibly busy month for pictures and trips. The first photographic outing of the month was to see Fantastic Fireworks at Billericay. We got a great spot across the water so the reflections were even more spectacular than usual. I think I did a better job than last time, in 2011.

Colours And Shapes

Colours And Shapes

A few days later it was out to Sunny Southend for a photowalk with friends. It was very cold but the light was great.

Southend Sundown

Southend Sundown

The next week, I went on a Nature Study Day at Copped Hall run by Peter Warne. It was very enjoyable but the weather was less than kind – the drizzle was pretty awful by the end of the day! Waterproof trousers were a must, and I still got some decent shots.

Wet And Green

Wet And Green

I chose another drizzly day for a Wivenhoe Wander but the boats provided a splash of colour in an otherwise grey outing.

The Little Fishing Fleet

The Little Fishing Fleet

The next day however, there was some fab autumn light during my Mersea Meander. It was bitterly cold and my fingers barely survived, but the sunshine was most welcome.

A View From The Jetty

A View From The Jetty

Alistair came to stay for a while mid-month, and we took an evening walk along the Thames on our way to meet friends for a birthday dinner. The bridges at night looked spectacular.

The Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge

We had a few dull days, but eventually we made the most of the sunshine by taking a trip to Epping Forest for some Autumn colour. Alistair also helped me out with my lastest Face Down Tuesday – Autumn Colour Edition.

Light Through The Trees

Light Through The Trees

Another day we went for a walk into Chelmsford and passed the Graffiti wall again. It’s always good to take a look to see what’s changed since last time:

Peeping Over The Wall

Peeping Over The Wall

As well as the wall, I also spotted this lovely leaf which was a near miss for Day #2152:

Rainbow In The Gutter

Rainbow In The Gutter

I enjoyed another weekend away this month with Alistair, this time exploring Bath and Lacock, looking around the picturesque Abbey:

Staircase Symmetry

Staircase Symmetry at Lacock Abbey

The Vortex

The Vortex

The last photography outing of the month was back to my Monthly location of Sandford Mill Footbridge, this time with some lightpainting tools to have a play. I got a few good shots before the cold got the better of me! I’ll have to revisit again soon with thicker gloves, perhaps.

I have managed several more 50@50 images this month too: #44 at Hylands Park, #45 at Southend-on-Sea, #46 in West Mersea, #47 in Bath. And of course I decided to participate in MoNovember  again this year, having done it first in 2011 and then 2012. I was pretty pleased with the results over the month.