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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 #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 #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.
One Year Ago: Day #38

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 #400

Day #400Title: Still Hanging Around
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: My back garden faces North and doesn’t get much sun, so I had to spend a good half hour shovelling snow this morning to make a clear path to the car. Then I found it was also covered with about 4″ of snow, and the roads were looking pretty icy, so I gave up and decided to stay at home and get some jobs done instead!
One Year Ago: Day #34