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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 #709

Day #709 Title: Floating, Sinking
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This is my Tsukubai bowl in the garden. Once again, it’s full of rainwater and there are dead leaves inside which really need clearing out. I photographed it on Day #147 too. But this time I think it’s more of a metaphor for my recent moods – various factors have had me up and down of late. I’m just not sure when I get up in the morning if I’m going to feel like the bamboo, calmly floating on top of it all – or like the leaves, submerged, and in need of fishing to the surface. Hey ho. I guess it’s the Winter Blues.
One Year Ago: Day #344

Day #674

Day #674 Title: Copper Carpet
Location: Thorndon Country Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: It was a wonderfully sunny day, especially this morning, and I had a photoshoot booked in Thorndon Country Park with a lady who walks dogs for a living. I decided to head over there early and catch some great light, and enjoyed a 3 mile walk before she arrived with her hounds. This was straight out of the camera – I have literally done nothing to it, showing wonderful colours and vibrancy.
One Year Ago: Day #309

Day #672

Day #672 Title: Filtered Sunlight
Location: Hanningfield Reservoir
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Despite a different forecast, the weather was beautifully sunny first thing, so I decided to nip out for a quick walk in the nature reserve at Hanningfield Reservoir. It proved to be an excellent diversionary tactic from doing the filing at home, albeit temporary!
One Year Ago: Day #307