Posts by tag: chelmsford

50 @ 50 (2013) #49

Posted by Caz on Friday, 20th December 2013

Magnificent Mahonia
Title: Magnificent Mahonia
Location: Galleywood Rood, Great Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: It was a lovely sunny day so I took a long walk to Sandford Mill for my last monthly shot there. On the way I spotted these flame-red Mahonia leaves on the turn. They really stood out from their neighbours. I thought they looked very festive.

November ’13 – Review

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 1st December 2013

November has been an incredibly busy month for pictures and trips. The first photographic outing of the month was to see Fantastic Fireworks at Billericay. We got a great spot across the water so the reflections were even more spectacular than usual. I think I did a better job than last time, in 2011.

Colours And Shapes

Colours And Shapes

A few days later it was out to Sunny Southend for a photowalk with friends. It was very cold but the light was great.

Southend Sundown

Southend Sundown

The next week, I went on a Nature Study Day at Copped Hall run by Peter Warne. It was very enjoyable but the weather was less than kind – the drizzle was pretty awful by the end of the day! Waterproof trousers were a must, and I still got some decent shots.

Wet And Green

Wet And Green

I chose another drizzly day for a Wivenhoe Wander but the boats provided a splash of colour in an otherwise grey outing.

The Little Fishing Fleet

The Little Fishing Fleet

The next day however, there was some fab autumn light during my Mersea Meander. It was bitterly cold and my fingers barely survived, but the sunshine was most welcome.

A View From The Jetty

A View From The Jetty

Alistair came to stay for a while mid-month, and we took an evening walk along the Thames on our way to meet friends for a birthday dinner. The bridges at night looked spectacular.

The Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge

We had a few dull days, but eventually we made the most of the sunshine by taking a trip to Epping Forest for some Autumn colour. Alistair also helped me out with my lastest Face Down Tuesday – Autumn Colour Edition.

Light Through The Trees

Light Through The Trees

Another day we went for a walk into Chelmsford and passed the Graffiti wall again. It’s always good to take a look to see what’s changed since last time:

Peeping Over The Wall

Peeping Over The Wall

As well as the wall, I also spotted this lovely leaf which was a near miss for Day #2152:

Rainbow In The Gutter

Rainbow In The Gutter

I enjoyed another weekend away this month with Alistair, this time exploring Bath and Lacock, looking around the picturesque Abbey:

Staircase Symmetry

Staircase Symmetry at Lacock Abbey

The Vortex

The Vortex

The last photography outing of the month was back to my Monthly location of Sandford Mill Footbridge, this time with some lightpainting tools to have a play. I got a few good shots before the cold got the better of me! I’ll have to revisit again soon with thicker gloves, perhaps.

I have managed several more 50@50 images this month too: #44 at Hylands Park, #45 at Southend-on-Sea, #46 in West Mersea, #47 in Bath. And of course I decided to participate in MoNovember  again this year, having done it first in 2011 and then 2012. I was pretty pleased with the results over the month.

October ’13 – Review

Posted by Caz on Friday, 1st November 2013

I haven’t been on many dedicated photo outings this month, but have managed to keep up with various projects including another three Face Down Tuesday shots – Down With The Ducks EditionStalking The Wildlife Edition and Falling Off A Log Edition.

This time of year is always great for Finding Fungi and I’ve had several very successful forays to local woods in search of various specimens. This little group caught my eye in Swan Wood on 19th and nearly made it for Day #2119.

13 Little Soliders

13 Little Soliders

I’ve also made several new 50@50 images while out on my travels, #38 at Sandford Mill, #39 one evening in London, #40 and #43 on Galleywood Common, #41 on my way to work and #42 on an evening walk in Hoxton.

I’m always a sucker for some Glorious Graffiti with another visit to the Chelmsford Wall as well as finding some great pieces in Shoreditch on my way to work.

Arrow End - Wharf Road

Arrow End – Wharf Road

I was attracted by The Bright Lights Of London Town too – now it’s getting darker just as I leave work, it gave me the opportunity to make some attractive dusk shots during the Blue Hour.

Pink Puddle Abstract

Pink Puddle Abstract

I also went on another evening street photography walk in Hoxton with my nocturnal friend from GNPC. It’s always good to see a bit of night life!

Cargo Lights

Cargo Lights

Finally, this month saw the RPS adjudicate on my Fellowship application. Sadly it was a no, but it has given me the opportunity to prepare my 2000 Days of the Seeing Eye project, which I hope to have an exhibition with in the future. Watch this space!