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January ’14 – Review

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 1st February 2014

Despite one of the wettest Januaries on record, I managed lots of great picture opportunities to start the year. First of all, I enjoyed a great Birthday Outing for lunch with Alistair on 1st Jan:

Capstan Red

Capstan Red

The next day, we headed to the Essex coast at Shoeburyness to find a few geocaches and tried not to get blown away. The outing also provided me with images of Stranger #32 – Tracy and 50 @ 50 (2014) #1 as well as some great seascapes:

Groynes And Cloudscape

Groynes And Cloudscape

All the recent rain has saturated the rives and watercourses, as we found at Paper Mill Lock on 3rd January. The water level was very high and rushing over the top of the lock gates:

Floodwaters At The Lock

Floodwaters At The Lock

A couple of days later, we were back at the canal but this time all the way downstream looking for Abstracts at Heybridge Basin. Here’s another:

Blue And Yellow Hull

Blue And Yellow Hull

On 8th Jan I found 50 @ 50 (2014) #2 – I’m always a sucker for the lighting pavement at Whitecross Place and the rainy pavement was a perfect reflector for the lights.

At the next weekend I ventured up to Norwich to buy a couple of things from Wex Photographic and decided to stop off at Southwold on the way home. Here’s Southwold In Sepia, as well as a view of the lovely sunset:

This Way To Sunset

This Way To Sunset

A couple of days later I embarked on a major new project – Underground Overground. The destination for the day was the Bakerloo Line. Here’s one from the day’s shoot:

Warwick Avenue - Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock

Warwick Avenue – Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock

The next day, I took it a bit easier after my frantic rush around London. Back to the calming waters of the canal at Beeleigh Lock:

Weir Through The Branches

Weir Through The Branches

I also found a rather nice mono image there, Thy Lock Overfloweth.

The pace of photography slowed in the second half of the month, with work, my tax return and the weather taking over. But I did find some more great mono images:  Marble QuadrantsFlooded FieldsThe Morning Mist and Triangle And Cross as well as another 50 @ 50 (2014) #3 before the end of the month.

Finally, I closed with a review of some of the Self-Portrait out takes for January. Tee hee.

Buns For Eyes

Buns For Eyes

Let’s hope February brings us some sunshine!

Slouching At Southwold

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 11th January 2014

On my way back from Wex Photographic today, I stopped off to catch the last rays of the sunshine at the seaside in Southwold:

Lead In To The North Sea

Lead In To The North Sea

There’s a lovely old pier that the golden rays were striking:

Light On The Pier Head

Light On The Pier Head

On the pier I enjoyed a delicious cream tea with a crab:

Cream Tea With A Crab

Cream Tea With A Crab

This was the view of the old lighthouse from our seat:

Lighthouse View

Lighthouse View

December ’13 – Review

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 1st January 2014

December was relatively quiet for pictures, compared to November. The first outing was to the Christmas Fair in Billericay with friends on a photowalk.

Colourful Baubles

Colourful Baubles

A few days later I went for a Tropical Flutter in South Woodham Ferrers to find some butterflies to photograph:

Heliconius Species

Heliconius Species

I managed to finish off my 50@50 2013 project this month with three final pictures, #48 in London, #49 in Chelmsford and #50 in Broadstairs. The last one was found during my stay for Christmas By The Sea in Kent:

Chalk Pebbles Foreground

Chalk Pebbles Foreground

The final outing of the year was a spot of Caching In Colchester with Alistair. This abstract at First Sight arts centre nearly made it for picture of the day:

At Odds

At Odds

I was also pleased to have completed my Photo A Day Treasure Hunt 2013 with the last image on Day #2181.

Please join me in 2014 for more photo chat!