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Day #721

Day #721 Title: Dribble
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The snow is slowly melting now – the stage which I hate – and since I was busy at home all day, I had to resort to another staple – a shot of the car. It’s been rather useful over the past 2 years: Day #49, Day #302, Day #347, Day #371 and Day #400! This time, I was really pleased to catch part of the snow mid-drip.
One Year Ago: Day #356

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 #715

Day #715 Title: Fingers Of Frost
Location: Noak Bridge Nature Reserve, Basildon
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: We had a very heavy frost overnight, and in some places,  it hung around all day where the sun didn’t shine. I had to take the car for an MOT and service early this morning, and spent some time in Gloucester Park and Noak Bridge Nature Reserve in Basildon while I was waiting for it. These leaves were in a dim corner of the Nature Reserve and were still perfectly preserved with their icy coating.
One Year Ago: Day #350

Day #409

Day #409Title: Encased In Ice
Location: Great Leighs
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I found this scene on my way home from a client meeting in Great Leighs this morning. The plants at the roadside were next to an enormous puddle, which was regularly splashed through by numerous vehicles. I presume each time they got splashed, the water would gradually freeze and ended up encasing the foliage. I then met Mel for a walk near Billericay for another of my 40@40 events, but the photos from the afternoon weren’t so interesting as this one.
One Year Ago: Day #43