Day #31

Day #31Title: Art Appreciation
Location: Ingatestone
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillaod / CamRanger
Notes: I enjoyed a lovely lunch with my friend Ann today; we hadn’t seen each other for a while so we had a lot of catching up to do. I had told her that I’m doing an art appreciation course and she has lots of books on Art History, so I was able to choose a few to borrow and read at home. She’s not keen on being in front of the camera, preferring to hide behind her book on Art Nouveau!
Today’s PAD: Day #2223

Day #29

Day #29Title: Blockheads
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Gorillapod / CamRanger / 3 YN560’s / Lastolite Brick Background
Notes: Danbo and Big Danbo met Huge Danbo today! They got along really well, all being Blockheads. I thought they made an excellent shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #16 – Faces in Places.
Today’s PAD: Day #2221

Day #28

Day #28Title: Face Down In The Shredding
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Tripod / CamRanger
Notes: The mindless tedium continues today, as I embark on my annual filing and sorting fest. At least all my piles are now in order! But you’ve no idea how much rubbish, recycling and shredding it’s generated. Face Down in the shredding seemed a nice little place to take a 5 minute rest…
Today’s PAD: Day #2220

Day #27

Day #27Title: Keep Calm And Carry On
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Gorillapod / CamRanger
Notes: HMRC’s Self Assessment tax return deadline is at the end of this month. Despite resolving every year to get it sorted well beforehand, I always seem to leave it until the last minute. Keep Calm. Breathe. Have that KitKat… Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #69 – Obstacles (of the metaphorical variety, at least!)
Today’s PAD: Day #2219

Day #26

Day #26Title: Teddy Time
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Tripod / CamRanger
Notes: It’s been a very long day doing chores and my accounts. By the evening, I felt I needed a hug – so here’s Edward Bear who is 51 weeks younger than me! I got him for my first Christmas, a week before my 1st birthday. He makes a great shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #19 – My Old Favourite…
Today’s PAD: Day #2218

Day #25

Day #25Title: Save Water, Bath With A Friend
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: CamRanger
Notes: This week’s homework from our Creative & Artistic Photographer sessions at GNPC was to spend at least half an hour in the bathroom seeing what pictures we could make. Once I’d found something suitable for my general Photo A Day, I took a relaxing soak in the bath with my giant duck, Shifty (he’s called that because he always looks like he’s been up to no good). The title was inspired by the catch phrase which was popular during the 1976 drought in the UK.
Today’s PAD: Day #2217