Chelmsford Photowalk #22


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The end of the month saw temperatures plummet. Before the snow really set in, I was able to go for a photowalk around Galleywood Common and the Canal at Ulting to catch a few frosty pictures.

Being as it was on the right day, but no-one else came, I’m still calling this a Chelmsford Photowalk! I did bump into another friend from Ingatestone Camera Club on the canal towpath, so two people = photowalk in my book!

Judging In Sussex


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Steyning Camera Club invited me to judge one of their print competitions this month. They must have thought I was worth my fee – it was quite a long way to travel, but I was graciously put up overnight by Flickr friend and Club Programme Secretary Malcolm and his wife.

My performance seemed to go down well (having been doing it for 10 years, I should know what I’m talking about by now!). Anyway, I had many positive comments after the event. I may even have an engagement at Brighton & Hove Camera Club forthcoming in future, who knows!

The next morning, I was able to meet up with fellow serial 365-er Ken Scott to catch up over tea and a bacon sarnie. We also went for a stroll around the River Adur in Shoreham and took a few images in mediocre light, before the rain set in:

October ’10 Review

As promised in the round up of my Scottish trip, I managed to get my Hebridean Landscapes book put together and published this month, so I’m very pleased with progress!

Photographically it was all a bit slow apart from a great autumn weekend in Bath at the end of the month. However, a few shots which stood out during the rest of the month were these:

Pavement Abstract
Pavement Abstract
The Deceiver
The Deceiver

Pavement Abstract was a strong candidate for Day #1023. It was taken after a heavy storm in London, whilst I was walking around Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The sun came out and the pavement shone.

The Deceiver was found in the woods on Galleywood Common one day when I went out on a fungi hunt on Day #1025 – apparently it’s edible!

I also spent a pleasant, if cold, Saturday in Great Notley Country Park looking for some geocaches and taking pictures. The image I chose for Day #1027 was specifically for one of my Treasure Hunt themes (which must be pic of the day), but I actually like this one better, pictorially speaking:

In The Shadow Of The Kestrel
In The Shadow Of The Kestrel

And this image is a closeup of the plaques around the base of the kestrel, given some toning treatments in Photoshop:

Plaques
Plaques