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Day #133

Day #133Title: On The Edge
Location: Ardleigh Reservoir
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I took a trip over to Colchester this morning to book my EOS 30D in for a sensor clean. It’s needed doing for a while, but I’ve been putting it off until the end of the rugby season, as it could be away for up to two weeks. But having looked closely at some of the shots I took on holiday, I couldn’t really delay the inevitable any longer – I’ve spent ages “spotting” unsightly black blobs of varying severity out of some deep blue Sardinian skies, and enough was enough! Ardleigh Reservoir isn’t far from the Canon repair place, but unfortunately there’s no public access to most of it, only if you’re an angler. I found this tenacious flower blooming on the lichen-ridden side of the reservoir bank, close by the road – where you can get a look at the water. Of course, I’d got the backup DSLR (my old 300D) on hand to take the picture – I’ll be using it until the 30D is fit again.

Day #130

Day #130Title: Montana In May
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: Since I’ve been away, the neighbour’s Clematis Montana has gone mad flowering with hundreds of blooms, which hang over my side of the fence to face the westerly sun. I was so busy today sorting out my photos from my trip to Sardinia and posting the backlog after an internet-less week, that I nearly forgot to take a picture before going out this evening. But the Montana caught my eye, and I was able to home in on a few blooms which were in different stages of flowering.

Day #109

Day #109Title: Colour Clash
Location: At the supermarket
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: Not much time today, and less inspiration. The weather was cold and grey. By late afternoon, I could put it off no longer and venutred out to do the shopping – touble was, I left it ’til after the kids were out of school, so the supermarket was bedlam. That’ll teach me. This was a quick grab shot of a colourful bunch of flowers in the shop. Although I liked them, they were frightfully expensive, and not my colour scheme. At least a photo is free!

Day #58

Day #58Title: Signs Of Spring
Location: Longstomps Avenue, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: OK, the Orton Effect has been done by lots of people before, but not by me! Found a good tutorial on how to get the desired effect this morning, so decided I would try and find a suitable shot today to test it out. I’m quite pleased with the result. You may be seeing more in the future!