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Day #720

Day #720 Title: On The Cycle Path
Location: Central Park, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Today I met up with local Flickr friends Rodney and Bev for a photowalk in Chelmsford. We started in Central Park and made our way (via a nice, warm coffee shop!) out to Baddow Meads and along the river. While we were in Central Park, this cyclist passed us by on the bike half of the path. I just managed to catch him as he rode by on the ice.
One Year Ago:
Day #355

Day #719

Day #719 Title: Icy Stalactites
Location: Chelmer Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Originally, I had intended to stay at home snug and warm after my exertions yesterday, and I have another long hike planned for tomorrow. But when I looked outside first thing, the sun was shining. I couldn’t resist the lure of a few more pictures, so took a cautious walk on the icy pavements to a nearby park. I’m glad I did – some more wonderful images were to be had, and there was barely a soul to be seen at 10am – all the other folks were probably at home snug and warm like I should have been. But there’s the old adage:

There’s no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, just the wrong sort of clothing.

And since I had gone out well prepared, I wasn’t actually very cold at all. Having said that, I was glad of the cuppa when I got home an hour later!
One Year Ago:
Day #354

Day #718

Day #718 Title: White Wonderland
Location: Galleywood Common
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I could so live somewhere where the snow settles and stays for weeks on end. I love the stuff. And today we got the first decent fall of this winter. So I took off for a 4-mile walk around Galleywood Common, where I made this image, close to the location of Day #399. Then I braved a trip to Ulting in the car, and another 1.5 mile walk to see All Saints Church in the snow. Lovely.
One Year Ago: Day #353

Day #401

Day #401Title: Keep It Cool
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I ventured out today to do some shopping as supplies were running low. The main roads were OK, but the local estate roads were still pretty slippery. And then Tesco’s was pretty murderous; the world and his dog were out foraging for food. On getting home, I was unloading the car, when one of my beer bottles took a tumble into the snow. That gave me an idea for today’s picture – so here you go.
One Year Ago: Day #35

Day #369

Day #369Title: Ice Abstract
Location: Skreens Park, near Roxwell
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: It was a beautiful crisp, blue sky day when I woke up. My iPhone weather application was telling me it was -4° outside, so I put my thermals on, along with my huge fleece-lined coat, hat and gloves, and set off for a walk near Roxwell and Willingale. The light was fantastic, and there wasn’t much wind, so it actually didn’t feel too bad. But in the shade, everything was still well frozen even around midday. This puddle caught my eye on a path to Skreens Park. I’ve never seen such patterns in water before. And a glint of sun just helped to outline the edges perfectly.
One Year Ago: Day #3