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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 #210

Day #210Title: Neighbours
Location: Burnham-on-Crouch
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
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 #144

Day #144Title: Project 366 Breeds Success!
Location: Ingatestone
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: My Camera Club‘s season finished this evening with the annual Print Of the Year competition. During the regular season, we have six competitions and any print which has been placed 1st-4th in any of these previous competitions is eligible to enter Print Of The Year. All the prints are put out on display and the club members are asked to judge the pictures via a ballot – the one with the most points wins Mono Print, Colour Print or Slide Of The Year. Since I joined in 1992, I’ve won the Jack Oswell Memorial Trophy for Mono Print of the Year three times – 1994, 2006 and tonight! The print was a black and white version of Day #71, called “Boredom”, and was previously placed 3rd in a set subject competition “Emotions”. So if I hadn’t been taking a photo a day for 366, I wouldn’t have been in Thaxted to see the cat and get this picture!

Day #125

Day #125Title: Evening Sparkles
Location: Lago del Coghinas, Sardinia
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: We had a nice tour around the northern coast and inland to some of the hills today, doing about 100 Km in all. That might not sound very much, but it was plenty on the twisty, winding roads we had to negotiate! On the way back from the coastal town of Isola Rossa, we passed through the Valle della Luna and then onto a pretty little church by the side of a lake. This was one view of Lago del Coghinas before we got to the church. I liked the sparkles on the water and thought it made a good monochrome image. See more pictures taken today.

Day #110

Day #110Title: Pictures At An Exhibition
Location: Parish Rooms, Ingatestone
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: It was Ingatestone CC’s Annual Exhibition today, and we displayed about 90 prints for visitors to see. This is one corner of the mono section, showing three of my four black and white efforts (all of the top row except the second from the right).