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Day #687

Day #687 Title: Afternoon Light
Location: Little Leighs
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: After my lunchtime meeting near Great Leighs, I noticed some wonderful afternoon light and could not resist a quick potter around the lovely church at Little Leighs on my way home. I do like Autumn when we get light like this – so much better than the wet and windy we have had recently.
One Year Ago: Day #322

Day #649

Day #649 Title: Stained Glass Shadows
Location: Greensted, near Ongar
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another great day with friend doing another [email protected] event, this time with Antonia. We had a rather good pub lunch and then went to Greensted Church to take some photos, plus taking a walk across the fields for some fresh air. The weather was kind to us too, so we had a really enjoyable afternoon.
One Year Ago: Day #284

Day #555

Day #555Title: Be Amazed
Location: Saffron Walden
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had to drive to Linton to meet a colleague before heading to a client meeting in Cambridge this morning. On the way there, the SatNav took me a slightly different route through Saffron Walden, and through the pouring rain,  I spotted this maze which I never knew existed. After the meeting I returned the same way, and the sun was poking out through the clouds. So I stopped for a few minutes to take a some shots. The maze is an ancient monument, apparently. The signpost nearby says:

The largest publicly-owned turf-cut maze in England. Date of original cutting unknown. In 1699, 15 shillings was paid for re-cutting the maze. It was also re-cut in 1828, 1841 and 1859. In 1911, the chalk path was laid with bricks, set on edge. In 1979, the brick path was re-laid with bricks on their sides. The maze is 35 metres in diameter, and the path is 1,500 metres long.

One Year Ago: Day #190

Day #471

Day #471Title: Where’s The Path?
Location: Woodham Mortimer
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I managed to get all of my urgent jobs over with by 3pm this afternoon, and so nipped out for a short walk at Woodham Mortimer, near Danbury. Love it or hate it, the Oilseed Rape is beginning to flower again. I’ve had to pick my way gingerly across many a field during some walks in the past, but this path was more than obvious, being about six feet wide! And spookily, I didn’t realise that I photographed exactly the same stuff on the same day last year, until I wrote up the blog!
One Year Ago: Day #106

Day #469

Day #469Title: Easter Bank Holiday
Location: Springfield
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Despite the promise of sunshine earlier in the week, it turned out to be a typical Bank Holiday Monday – dull and grey. I went out for a bit of fresh air anyway, and found this rather pretty garden at All Saints, Springfield. It fits in with this week’s 52 Themes 2009 subject, Religious.
One Year Ago: Day #104

Day #443

Day #443Title: A New Citadel
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: A new Salvation Army Citadel has just been built on Parkway in Chelmsford. They have almost finished, and with a little sun today, I thought I would take a few pictures of it. I had to wait some time before both lanes of dual carraigeway were devoid of cars to get a clear shot.
One Year Ago: Day #78

Day #441

Day #441Title: Projected Shadow
Location: Bush End, near Takely
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: You can be forgiven for thinking that I spend a lot of time hanging around graveyards. I know I’ve posted pictures from two in the last three days, but that’s purely co-incidence! Today I found myself passing the very pleasant All Saints Church at Bush End. The architecture and round tower attracted me to stop in the first place. But once I was wandering around, I noticed how the fading evening sun was projecting a giant shadow from one monument onto another gravestone. It was only fleeting – 5 minutes later and it had sunk too low. Good job I caught it when I did.
One Year Ago: Day #76