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Spain Day 4 – Bedroom, Órgiva & Tijola


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We had “homework” before even getting up today! Ken set us the task of finding 10 images in our room before breakfast. With some glancing light coming through the windows, I was able to rise to the challenge:

Condensation Drips
Condensation Drips
Wardrobe Curls
Wardrobe Curls
Light On The Door
Light On The Door
Bedhead
Bedhead
Tamrac Textures
Tamrac Textures
Wardrobe Top
Wardrobe Top
Condensation And Beads
Condensation And Beads
Underfoot
Underfoot
The Morning Cuppa
The Morning Cuppa
Open The Door
Open The Door

We spent the morning in Órgiva town, with another assignment – this time based around finding colour. It’s something I’m drawn to regularly anyway, so it was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Here are my best 10:

L Is For Lenticular
L Is For Lenticular
Yellow, Blue & Pantiles
Yellow, Blue & Pantiles
Three Stripes And A Shadow
Three Stripes And A Shadow
Yellow Fresias
Yellow Fresias
Drips
Drips
Rice Crispies Wall
Rice Crispies Wall
Croc
Croc
Rubbed Paint
Rubbed Paint
Walk Away
Walk Away
Blue Blinds
Blue Blinds

The rest of my set from Órgiva:  

We had a great walk up the track in Tijola this evening – to a viewpoint overlooking the Rio Guadalfeo valley. It was sunny but very windy up there, but we arrived just in time for the glancing sunshine.

Horizontal Stripes
Horizontal Stripes
Rocks In The Rio Guadalfeo
Rocks In The Rio Guadalfeo

The rest of my images from the evening are here:

November ’13 – Review

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.

A Thematic Look At Project Infinity

I reached Day #2000  of what I’ve now dubbed “Project Infinity” on 22nd June 2013. Since then, I have been working hard to put together a set of exhibition panels showing the first 2000 days of my journey. A new website gallery is the product, and shows the thematic mosaics.

Here is the hanging plan for the panels:

Hanging Plan
Hanging Plan

The 20 themes are as follows:

Sunny In Shoreham

Today I travelled to the south coast to give my talk and demo to Brighton & Hove Camera Club. In Essex it seems like it’s been weeks since the sun last shone for any length of time. So when I noticed that the weather forecast for Brighton and Shoreham was going to be sunny for the afternoon, I made sure I drove down with plenty of time to spare. I parked up in Shoreham and enjoyed an afternoon’s wandering with the camera. My first stop was the view of the lovely old Toll Bridge (last seen on Day #1053) where I sat and ate my picnic. I spent a happy few minutes soaking up the sun and watching the light aircraft come into land at Shoreham Airport with Lancing College Chapel in the background.

The Old Toll Bridge & Lancing College
The Old Toll Bridge & Lancing College

A quick walk across the bridge and I was rewarded with some spectacular clouds over the River Adur:

Azure Adur
Azure Adur

Finally I made my way to the Saltings to look at the quirky houseboats along Shoreham Beach.

The Rusty Boat
The Rusty Boat
The Quirky Verda
The Quirky Verda

After a hearty Fish & Chip supper in Shoreham High Street, I headed off to Brighton to set up for the evening. It was good to see some sunshine – I can’t wait for Spring to spring properly!