Posts by tag: kent

Day #3960

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Day #3960Title: Fuzzy Neon
Location: Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was travelling back from an event in Surrey this evening and was met with huge queues for the Dartford Tunnel, thanks to 2 of the 4 lanes being closed due to emergency repairs to a massive pothole. I was getting hungry and needed the loo, so decided to divert to Bluewater for a bite to eat and use the facilities. Got to the car park and spent 50 minutes moving 12 cars’ lengths to find a parking spot! The whole place was just gridlocked. Anyway, after eventually managing to park, I headed inside and went to Ed’s Diner for a burger. This was some of the neon signage, which I had already shot on Day #3911. But this time a different angle and I did a few shots, some sharp, dome defocussed, and blended them in post production to give a more fuzzy glow around the tubes. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #26 – Double Or Multiple Exposure.
One Year Ago: Day #3595
Two Years Ago: Day #3230
Three Years Ago: Day #2864
Four Years Ago: Day #2499
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Day #3911

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 15th September 2018

Day #3911Title: Abstract At Ed’s
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: This evening I arranged to meet a friend at Bluewater on my way home from an event in Caterham. We had dinner in Ed’s Diner, and this was the view, when looking up, from my seat.
One Year Ago: Day #3546
Two Years Ago: Day #3181
Three Years Ago: Day #2815
Four Years Ago: Day #2450
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Nine Years Ago: Day #624
Ten Years Ago: Day #259

Day #3825

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 21st June 2018

Day #3825Title: Cartwheel Shadows
Location: Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I had to nip into Bluewater for a brief visit today, on my way to visit friends on the south coast. This wonderful shadow caught my eye and I knew it had to be pic of the day.
One Year Ago: Day #3460
Two Years Ago: Day #3095
Three Years Ago: Day #2729
Four Years Ago: Day #2364
Five Years Ago: Day #1999
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Day #3788

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Day #3788Title: On Show
Location: Bluewater, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Each LEGO Brand Retail Store (aka shop) has a Community Showcase, which is a space for builders like you and me to show off their work. The models are usually on display for a couple of months before being replaced by something new. The showcase co-ordinator for the Bluewater Store is a fellow member of the London AFOLs LEGO User Group, and this month a couple of my Micropolis modules have been chosen to be put on display. So I was very excited to take them along to the store today to set them up. I think they look fab! Here you can see the showcase in place next to retail box sets of LEGO near the tills. Thankfully, the case has a glass front, so I’m hoping the models will be safe from prying little fingers!
One Year Ago: Day #3423
Two Years Ago: Day #3058
Three Years Ago: Day #2692
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Day #3757

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 15th April 2018

Day #3757Title: Set Sail For Bluewater
Location: Bluewater, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was back at Bluewater shopping centre today. The skylights have a nautical theme, as d o the sail-like shades hanging from the ceiling. Add a bit of blue sky and it makes for an interesting geometric architectural study.
One Year Ago: Day #3392
Two Years Ago: Day #3027
Three Years Ago: Day #2661
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Day #3750

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 7th April 2018

Day #3750Title: Little White Cottage
Location: Ospringe, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I had a lovely walk around the footpaths of Ospringe and Faversham in Kent today, following a productive morning picking litter in Teynham at a geocaching event. This little cottage looked idyllic, with is white picket fence and flowers blooming.
One Year Ago: Day #3385
Two Years Ago: Day #3020
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Day #3691

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Day #3691Title: Three Demi-Lions Passant Guardant
Location: Sandwich, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We visited some friends in Margate for lunch and stopped off in Sandwich on the way back to Deal for a stroll and a pint in the pub. Sandwich is one of the historic Cinq Ports and has loads of interesting architectural buildings, many of them centuries old. The town’s official blazon shows three half-lions with three ships’ hulls at the other end. An odd combination, but illustrating the town’s historic links with Royalty and seafaring. The trio make a perfect shot for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic 37, Three.
One Year Ago: Day #3326
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Day #3689

Posted by Caz on Monday, 5th February 2018

Day #3689Title: Pop Goes The Fizz
Location: Deal, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I usually visit a friend in Kent around Christmas for a knees-up, but we were both either ill or doing other things in December. So today I headed south to start our belated celebrations, and enjoy the sea air for a few days. We kicked off in style, naturally!
One Year Ago: Day #3324
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Day #3687

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Day #3687Title: Q Is For… Winter Garden
Location: Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: I braved a trip south of the river today, to pick up some things I wanted from the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. I haven’t been for years, usually avoiding such places. But needs must, and all that. The car park is massive and so they give you handy pointers as to where to head for on your return. I parked under Q and thought it would make a good shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #54 – Q Is For….
One Year Ago: Day #3322
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