Day #404

Day #404Title: Ice Fields
Location: Margaretting, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I was having a strange morning. Having woken up too early for a Saturday, I couldn’t get back to sleep. So I got up, got dressed, had breakfast and then wondered what to do with myself. There were chinks of sun outside, but for some reason, I seemed to be prevaricating about going out, not wanting to go very far (as although I was feeling a bit better, my cough is still hanging around) but feeling uninspired by local possibilities. So I sat and read touchingthelight‘s inspirational book Photographing Changing Light. I bought it last December when Ken came to talk at Upminster Camera Club, but had only really looked at the pictures! Having read most of the text, I realised that there were many wise words inside, amongst them:

Light in the landscape changes constantly, almost guaranteeing that we will never take the same image twice.

With that in mind, I decided to take a quick trip out to some familiar locations after all. About 10 minutes into my trip, the sun came out and I was rewarded with some great winter light on frozen fields. There’s one spot near White’s Bridge which regularly floods, and the fields had frozen over, then the waters had receded and the ice was breaking up with big, fat cracking sounds. This shot was close by, just where a little lane runs alongside the River Wid.
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