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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.

Wivenhoe Wander

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 9th November 2013

Despite a bit of a grey day today, Dad and I took a walk around Wivenhoe to get some fresh air. I saw a few photo opportunitites – here are three very different abstract shots from the outing.

Leaves On The Line

Leaves On The Line

Muddy Rivulet

Muddy Rivulet

Ropes & Nets

Ropes & Nets

They could all have been candidates for today’s image, Day #2140. And the mud shot nearly made it as my 9th MoNovember ’13 picture.

The Light Fantastic

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

After about two weeks of near-constant gloom in the South East, we finally got some very welcome sunshine today. I was visiting my parents in Wivenhoe and we were able to go for an enjoyable walk on the Quayside in the afternoon. As well as catching wonderful shadows for Day #1885 and a lovely Mono version, I also found some other great shadows at play on various buildings:

Balcony Angles

Balcony Angles

The Trellis And The Window

The Trellis And The Window

Lamp, Shadow, Wall

Lamp, Shadow, Wall

Looks like we might be back to the depressing Cement Lid for a while now, but I think you’ll agree that I made the most of the sunshine while it lasted!