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Day #258

Day #258Title: The Miller’s Window
Location: Stock Windmill
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Paid a visit to Stock Windmill today as they had the mill open for viewing this afternoon. The three floors could be accessed via rickety stairs. It was pretty dark inside, with the exception of this lovely window with a few ears of wheat propped up on the sill. It made a nice found still life image. And for those of you familiar with my previous frustrations, yes, the sails were still pointing in the wrong direction for a good picture!

Day #247

Day #247Title: Up & Under
Location: Stock Windmill
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
 Another meeting in Stock today, so afterwards I took a detour to the Windmill to see if I could get some pictures. It’s a terribly difficult building to photograph well – the sails always seem to be pointing in the wrong direction, and the mill itself is jammed up against the boundary of a pretty small field. The best view is from the neighbour’s garden, but this is up a private driveway, so unless you know the locals, it’s a bit hopeless! Anyway, I thought I would sneak up and under it’s nose and see what sort of picture that made. Had to wait a few minutes for the sun to come out, but I think it was worth it in the end.

Day #222

Day #222Title: Chestnut Tree Cottage
Location: Great Warley
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
I managed to grab this picture during a brief period of sunshine this morning, on my way to Upminster for the Camera Club’s Digital Day. I took the cross-country route from Brentwood via Great Warley, where I stopped for ten minutes for a few shots. I thought that this one fitted nicely with the week’s theme, Framed.

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.

Day #65

Day #65Title: Covert Surveillance
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Led astray by one of my 366 friends, I’ve recently been thinking about lenses. Whilst my 17-85mm EF-S is better than the naff 18-55mm kit lens that I first had with my 300D, I took a close look at some of the recent pictures I’d taken with it, and realised that it’s not particularly sharp at 17mm, especially round the edges, and suffers from chromatic abberations at times. Having looked at Canon’s offerings, I decided on the 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM as my next purchase, which is why I found myself in Chelmsford this morning with a new toy! This is more or less as taken, with no tweaking apart from levels and a bit of perspective correction. I was surprised by the distortion of the reflections in what are essentially flat pieces of glass. And then there’s the woman looking down at you from the sky…