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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 #210

Day #210Title: Neighbours
Location: Burnham-on-Crouch
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes:
I had a client meeting in Southminster this morning and afterwards, decided to go a little further to Burnham for a walk along the sea wall and have some lunch at a local pub. I found these two lovely Georgian doors next to each other on the promenade – I rather liked their symmetry, even with the subtle differences.

Day #202

Day #202Title: Who Needs A Front Door Anyway?
Location: Writtle
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes:
Despite living in the Chelmsford area for 16+ years, I realised the other day that I had never set foot in Writtle, a village a couple of miles west of the town. I decided to remedy the situation this afternoon, and was rewarded with a very enjoyable wander around. I stopped at the Church for tea and biscuits and pottered round The Green, a picturesque triangle of grass surrounded by lovely Georgian houses. There were people sitting enjoying the sun, kicking a football around and kids feeding the ducks at the pond. The good folks of Writtle seem to be mad for Hollyhocks – there were different varieties growing in just about every garden. This scene summed the whole place up. The Hollyhocks have grown to such a height and spread that they render the front door completely unusable. But who needs a front door anyway?

Day #66

Day #66Title: The Bell Tower Door
Location: Blackmore, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: A bit of a contrast from yesterday’s architectural shot! Dull, flat light for most of the day. I took a detour into Blackmore on the way to the supermarket this morning. The Priory Church of St. Laurence has a Medieval bell tower and this is the door on the north side. I liked the details in the beams, and the slightly wonky look it had. But it’s been standing since the 15th Century, so it’s unlikely to fall down any time soon.

Day #55

Day #55Title: Ring My Bell
Location: Great Baddow, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Went for a 6.5 mile walk this morning, with a local Flickr friend. The sun was shining, which was a bonus neither of us were expecting. We did a big loop via Sandon, Grace’s Cross, and the Canal at Sandon Mill, finishing back in Great Baddow. This was towards the end of the hike, when I spotted some attractive old cottages from across the road. The shadows of the bell pull were rather nice. And in the end, this was the one I liked best from all of today’s shots.