Monthly Archives: June 2009

Day #547

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 30th June 2009

Day #547Title: Agapanthus Bank
Location: Montjuïc, Barcelona
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The day dawned very warm, so I indulged in a swim before breakfast. Then I took a walk around the local area while Vanessa did some work. After a nice lunch at the apartment, we were back on Montjuïc again in the afernoon. It was exteremely warm again, and it threatened rain for a while (which would have been a relief!), so we had a trip in the cable car, followed by a walk around, dodging from shade to shade where possible. In the evening we went to an excellent blues gig with Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe at a concert hall on the hill. Another great day out.
One Year Ago: Day #182

Day #546

Posted by Caz on Monday, 29th June 2009

Day #546Title: Sunset Over The Hills
Location: Montjuïc, Barcelona
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I am spending a few days in Barcelona visiting friends as one of my 40@40 events. After arriving in time for a late lunch, we spent the hottest part of the day relaxing at the apartment and then set off for a picnic at the castle on Montjuïc to listen to some jazz and watch an open air film. The sunset view from the top was spectacular – although the film was a little less so – 2½ hours of confusing plot, shooting and treble-crossing – and at the end, everyone ended up dead. Still, it was a fun evening!
One Year Ago: Day #181

Day #545

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 28th June 2009

Day #545Title: Wheatfields
Location: Great Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another month has rolled around, which means it was time for the Chelmsford Flickr Photowalk today. We tackled the Great Baddow to Galleywood leg of the Centenary Circle this time. It looked quite promising on the map, but on the ground the terrain wasn’t terribly interesting. There are only so many pictures you can take of fields of wheat. Plus the light was very hazy, so we were lacking blue skies. This shot was one of the first I took, but has turned out to be one of the most vibrant.
One Year Ago: Day #180

Day #544

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 27th June 2009

Day #544Title: Reflected Symmetry
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent the afternoon at my parents’ in Wivenhoe. After lunch, Dad and I decided to got out for a walk, leaving Mum to watch the tennis on the telly. We went to Alresford Creek, a few miles downstream on the River Colne and had a pleasant stroll, but also discovered a hidden lake close to where they lived, whilst out looking for a geocache. This grass made an almost perfect reflection in the water.
One Year Ago: Day #179

Day #543

Posted by Caz on Friday, 26th June 2009

Day #543Title: Disposable
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: After the last few days of sunshine, today dawned grey and muggy. I was poking around the house looking for something to take when I came across this set of wooden cutlery. I’ve no idea where I got them, but thought they would look good against a wooden chopping board. I liked the grain which came out, once I’d done a bit of fiddling with Photoshop.
One Year Ago: Day #178

Day #542

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 25th June 2009

Day #542Title: Vineyards In Bloom
Location: Great Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Another scortching day today. I had to go into town for a couple of meetings and inbetween I went to the main Post Office to renew my car tax. However, I took one look at the massive queue and decided to go elsewhere. The only other Post Office nearby which sells tax discs is at The Vineyards shopping centre in Great Baddow, so I popped in there on the way home. The concourse has some rather impressive hanging baskets, which I thought made a colourful addition to the drab 1970’s architecture.
One Year Ago: Day #177

Day #541

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 24th June 2009

Day #541Title: Uncommon Sunset
Location: Galleywood Common
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: It’s been a lovely sunny day all day, but I had little time to take any pictures. Just after eight I decided to nip out to my favourite spot at Galleywood Common to take a few images, then returned to cook dinner. After eating my stir-fry, I sat down to process the pictures whilst watching TV. By this time, it was about half past nine, and I noticed a pink glow out of the window. When I looked out, I realised the sky was turning a stunning colour, so grabbed the camera and jumped in the car again. This time, the images were much more impressive – so I’m glad I made the effort to get of my bottom and take them, and not just be lazy and make do with this one!
One Year Ago: Day #176