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Day #366

Day #366Title: The Years Tick By
Location: Faulkbourne
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I have reached the end of my 366 journey. I can’t quite believe I’ve made it this far. But I’ve had a very enjoyable year. So although I’ll be sorry to see the end of 2008, I’m happy that I have decided to continue my Photo A Day into 2009. This image was taken during a quick lunchtime trip around Witham, White Notley and Cressing. It’s a lovely Art Nouveau lamp from the church of St Germanus, Faulkbourne. Although I wasn’t specifically aiming at a date theme, this was the best image of the day as the weather was pretty cold and grey. I’ve just made it monochrome, no other effects added. A fitting end to the year’s pictures.

Day #353

Day #353Title: Ceiling Details
Location: Chelmsford Cathedral
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had a few minutes to spare while in Chelmsford this morning, so took the opportunity to have a quick look inside the Cathedral. I’d never set foot in the place before, but having seen some photos of the interior recently on Flickr, I decided it was worth a visit. I love the ceiling pattern.

Day #269

Day #269Title: The Church Door
Location: All Saints, Terling
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had a meeting in Feering today, and although the weather wasn’t too great first thing, it had perked up afterwards. So I took a detour on the way home to visit Terling Windmill. It was hard to find! After looking around the church, I asked some locals where I might find the mill, who were only too happy to direct me. A tour around the back lanes brought me to the mill in the end, and I did take some pictures (the building has had its sails removed and is now a private residence). But I preferred this image from the church as the best one of the day.

Day #241

Day #241Title: Geld-Art
Location: St. Nicholas, Little Braxted
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
A friend and I went to a lunchtime networking meeting near Kelvedon today. There were plenty of grey clouds about on our outward journey, but by 2:30pm when we set off again for home, the sun had come out. So I suggested a short detour to the village of Little Braxted, just off the A12 east of Witham. The map promised a village pond, watermill and moated Hall, none of which turned out to be terribly photogenic. But what we did stumble across was this delightful little church – quite ordinary (if old) from the outside, but astonishing inside. What a gem! The walls are painted with the most intricate patterns, apparently the work of Father Ernest Geldart, village priest from 1881-1900. The building itself is Norman, dating from around 1120. You will also find a plaque inside listing all the incumbent priests from 1386 to the present day. There is more info here. It’s well worth a look if you find yourself in the area. And it’s one of the things I love about this project – it has inspired me to explore places I’ve never been to before, even though they might be on my doorstep. Every once in a while, you’re rewarded with something spectacular like this.

Day #185

Day #185Title: Molten Lead
Location: Buttsbury Church
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
I deliberately left it late for today’s picture as I wanted to revisit the location of Day #64‘s image, which faces west. Despite taking quite a few ordinary sunset pictures there, I wasn’t really very enamoured with any of them when I got home. I much preferred this view of the sunset reflected in a window of Buttsbury Church. It reminded me of some of fellow 366 Flickerite touchingthelight’s images.