Monthly Archives: July 2015

Day #2769

Posted by Caz on Friday, 31st July 2015

Day #2769Title: Another Rusty Abstract
Location: Cudmore Grove Country Park, East Mersea
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It was a very warm day today with two events to cover as Official Photographer for the UK’s Mega Essex 2015. First off was a trip to Mersea Island for a day walking along the beach and exploring the inland areas of Cudmore Grove Country Park. There were some very challenging caches available (one even needed a kyak!) but we largely stuck to the easier ones as it was so hot. The evening was a social affair back at Barleylands for our version of the Flitch Trials. This abstract caught my eye while we were on Mersea.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #212
One Year Ago: Day #2404
Two Years Ago: Day #2039
Three Years Ago: Day #1674
Four Years Ago: Day #1308
Five Years Ago: Day #943
Six Years Ago: Day #578
Seven Years Ago: Day #213

Day #2768

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 30th July 2015

Day #2768Title: South Weald Sunset
Location: South Weald Country Park, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Two more events today as Official Photographer for the UK’s Mega Essex 2015. We had a fun morning at The Museum of Power for the Gears, Gadgets and A Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Of course, we took our bears! And found a few caches after our picnic. This evening entailed a trip to South Weald Country Park for The Highwayman Horror (Night Event). It involved a scary walk in the woods after dark to try and find the dastardly Dick Turpin! All great fun. And the sunset for the evening was pretty special too.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #211
One Year Ago: Day #2403
Two Years Ago: Day #2038
Three Years Ago: Day #1673
Four Years Ago: Day #1307
Five Years Ago: Day #942
Six Years Ago: Day #577
Seven Years Ago: Day #212

Day #2767

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

Day #2767Title: Rust & Ivy
Location: Hadleigh Country Park, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Official Photographer duties for the UK’s Mega Essex 2015 Geoaching Events took me to three places today. This morning started off with Glaciers & Gruffalos in Thorndon Country Park. By luncthime, we were at Hadleigh Country Park for Rocky Ride Extreme and this evening was the fab visit to the “Secret” Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch. There were plenty of opportunities for event photography which you can see from the above links, but this tired old ivy took my eye for “arty” pic of the day in Hadleigh while we were having a walk around.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #210
One Year Ago: Day #2402
Two Years Ago: Day #2037
Three Years Ago: Day #1672
Four Years Ago: Day #1306
Five Years Ago: Day #941
Six Years Ago: Day #576
Seven Years Ago: Day #211

Day #2766

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 28th July 2015

Day #2766Title: Dog Station
Location: Hatfield Forest Country Park, Takeley
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Another busy day as Official Photographer for the UK’s Mega Essex 2015 Geoaching Events today. This morning we went to Hafield Forest for the Caching & Nature meetup. It’s where I met the lovely pooch, Marley. He posed so sweetly for me at the Dog Station. He belongs to John, the event paramedic, and is a nine-month-old Cockapoo (a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle cross-breed). He’s got such a docile nature, and behaves like a much older dog. He does love getting treats though! This evening, Alistair arrived to stay for the week and we then went out to the Stargazing Picnic at Barleylands. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very kind to us but we did enjoy the company.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #209
One Year Ago: Day #2401
Two Years Ago: Day #2036
Three Years Ago: Day #1671
Four Years Ago: Day #1305
Five Years Ago: Day #940
Six Years Ago: Day #575
Seven Years Ago: Day #210

Day #2765

Posted by Caz on Monday, 27th July 2015

Day #2765Title: Welcome To Essex
Location: Barleylands Farm, Billericay
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It’s the start of a busy week, as I’m Official Photographer for the UK’s Mega Essex 2015 Geoaching Event and the week-long geocaching festival being held around the county leading up to it. This evening was the Welcome To Essex event where geocachers from near and far convened on Barleylands Farm just south of Billericay. There were already plenty of folks camping when I arrived (I won’t be staying on site until later in the week). We enjoyed a BBQ and live entertainment in the marquee, and much chat, of course. This flag was fluttering in the campsite – showing the three Seaxes of Essex which have represented the County since 1605.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #208
One Year Ago: Day #2400
Two Years Ago: Day #2035
Three Years Ago: Day #1670
Four Years Ago: Day #1304
Five Years Ago: Day #939
Six Years Ago: Day #574
Seven Years Ago: Day #209

Day #2764

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 26th July 2015

Day #2764Title: Monthly Garden Project – July
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario
Notes: I wish I could report progress has been made this month, but sadly it seems to be going backwards. The initial quote for the patio came in ridiculously high, so he’s not going to get the job! I now need to find some alternatives for other quotes. In the meantime, it’s been raining, the weeds and lawn are growing fast. Today was the last day I had a chance to do any gardening as the last week of July is very busy with other things – sadly it bucketed down all day so I took this by gingerly poking my camera out the back door! Hopefully August will see some movement in the right direction.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #207
One Year Ago: Day #2399
Two Years Ago: Day #2034
Three Years Ago: Day #1669
Four Years Ago: Day #1303
Five Years Ago: Day #938
Six Years Ago: Day #573
Seven Years Ago: Day #208

Day #2763

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 25th July 2015

Day #2763Title: Tramlines
Location: Willingale, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: I enjoyed a late evening walk geocaching around Willingale, part of which took me through the local farms. The crops are looking ready for harvest.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #206
One Year Ago: Day #2398
Two Years Ago: Day #2033
Three Years Ago: Day #1668
Four Years Ago: Day #1302
Five Years Ago: Day #937
Six Years Ago: Day #572
Seven Years Ago: Day #207