Posts by tag: art

Day #334

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 29th November 2008

Day #334Title: Cutting Edge
Location: Sheffield
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The morning dawned cold and foggy, and by evening it was back to that too. But for an hour or so in the early afternoon, the sun came out and I was able to dash out for a few photos close to the BarCampSheffield2 venue. This sculpture, Cutting Edge, is located on the pedestrian walkway from the main Railway station and the sun was hitting it in just the right angle for a good picture. We went out geocaching later on, and I got some atmospheric dusk fog shots too, but I still liked this one best for today’s image.

Day #241

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 28th August 2008

Day #241Title: Geld-Art
Location: St. Nicholas, Little Braxted
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
A friend and I went to a lunchtime networking meeting near Kelvedon today. There were plenty of grey clouds about on our outward journey, but by 2:30pm when we set off again for home, the sun had come out. So I suggested a short detour to the village of Little Braxted, just off the A12 east of Witham. The map promised a village pond, watermill and moated Hall, none of which turned out to be terribly photogenic. But what we did stumble across was this delightful little church – quite ordinary (if old) from the outside, but astonishing inside. What a gem! The walls are painted with the most intricate patterns, apparently the work of Father Ernest Geldart, village priest from 1881-1900. The building itself is Norman, dating from around 1120. You will also find a plaque inside listing all the incumbent priests from 1386 to the present day. There is more info here. It’s well worth a look if you find yourself in the area. And it’s one of the things I love about this project – it has inspired me to explore places I’ve never been to before, even though they might be on my doorstep. Every once in a while, you’re rewarded with something spectacular like this.