Monthly Archives: April 2008

Day #121

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

Day #121Title: In Days Gone By…
Location: Boots, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: Sometimes my fridge used to contain more film than food, especially if I was about to go on holiday. Well, I’m off to Sardinia for a week starting tomorrow, and so was in town this afternoon getting a few last minute bits and pieces when I saw this in Boots. It was the sum total of their film stocks – about a foot of shelving. I also remember the days when they used to have a whole aisle dedicated to 35mm film stock. How times change. These days, all I need to do is make sure all the batteries are charged and stuff as many memory cards as I can into the camera bag. Which reminds me, I need to go and finish packing! Posting to the blog might be a bit sporadic over the next week – I’m not sure how good the internet access is going to be. But rest assured, I’ll still be taking a picture every day (probably quite a few more!) and will post the backlog when I get home.the next week – I’m not sure how good the internet access is going to be. But rest assured, I’ll still be taking a picture every day (probably quite a few more!) and will post the backlog when I get home.

Day #120

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 29th April 2008

Day #120Title: Here’s Looking At You
Location: Russell Park, Bexleyheath
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another trip out today, this time for a client meeting in Bexleyheath. It poured with rain for most of the way, but I arrived about half an hour early and took a look round a local park to kill some time. By then the rain had stopped, thankfully. This was part of the playground equipment I found in the kiddies’ swings area. It was completely deserted, and looked a little forlorn after the deluge.

Day #119

Posted by Caz on Monday, 28th April 2008

Day #119Title: Wot, No Ducks?
Location: Finchingfield
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had to go to a client meeting in Haverhill this morning, and as I was in plenty of time, I managed to stop off in pictureque (aka “Chocolate Box”) Finchingfield for a few minutes on my way – while the sun was out. Glad I did; by the time I returned in the early afternoon, high cloud had moved in and it all looked rather less pleasing. Anyway, this week’s theme is Absence, so I present you with the village pond without any ducks. Or perhaps the busy road without any cars (and no, I didn’t Photoshop them out!). As an aside, I realised that I’ve been freelance for a year and a day today – being able to get out and about in the sun is certainly one advantage over sitting in a cramped office in London. There are, of course, pros and cons, but on the whole I’ve enjoyed the change in lifestyle a great deal, if not the drop in income. But I’m working on that…

Day #118

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 27th April 2008

Day #118Title: Leap Into Action
Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 75-300mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Great Heineken Cup semi final today, a really nailbiting game. Munster won by a mere two points (18-16), but Saracens kept attacking right up to the final whistle. This was early in the first half – Munster Captain Paul O’Connell reaches for a restart kick but just misses – while Saracen Hugh Vyvyan does a little dance down below.

Day #117

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 26th April 2008

Day #117Title: The Four Seasons
Location: At home
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: Spent five hours tidying the front and back gardens today. It had needed doing for ages, but whenever I had the time, it was too wet to get on the job – living on clay means you have to have a good few days for things to dry out or the garden ends up looking like the Somme. So this is the back garden, sans weeds, with the grass cut nicely. Each corner of the garden is supposed to represent a season – starting at top LHS and working clockwise; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Day #116

Posted by Caz on Friday, 25th April 2008

Day #116Title: Sliced & Diced
Location: Minories, Tower Hill
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Finally made it up to London this afternoon, thankfully no travel woes on the way this time. I was visiting a photographic shop and gallery in Hammersmith which a friend is thinking of buying. We had a great walk back from Hammersmith to Putney Bridge via the South Bank Thames Path. I took a few pictures on the way, but the weather wasn’t up to much. By the time I got back to Tower Hill to change from the District Line, the Circle was completely screwed up, so I decided to walk back to Liverpool Street. This was a shot of the building on the corner of Minories and Goodman’s Yard which has a huge, curved profile and copper-tinted windows. The reflection of the building opposite was sliced and diced by the flat panes of glass.

Day #115

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 24th April 2008

Day #115Title: Pushing Up The Daisies
Location: Ingatestone
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: For the second time in a week, I tried to get a train up to London today, only to get to the station to find everything up the creek thanks to a fatality at Romford. Last Thursday it was a jumper somewhere else, but still the same effect! What is it about Thursdays? Anyway, I drove home via some nice back lanes and saw this scene as I stopped at a post box to post some important letters.The sky’s not great as it was raining at the time, but I liked the Daisies and Dandelions running riot on the greensward, with the blossom trees in the background.