All posts by Caz Mockett

Day #893

Day #893 Title: Thistle Experiment
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Notes: I have finally succumbed to an upgrade of DSLR, my 30D having done 3 hard years’ labour and it’s looking a little the worse for wear. I had been weighing up my options and eventually decided on the Canon EOS 7D. It arrived this morning. I was initially disappointed (only with the weather!) that I could not go out to play as it was dreary and cold. But by the afternoon things had perked up and I nipped into town to buy a new neck strap for it, and take a wander around. This is a thistle growing by the river, with a background of one of the life belts by the water. It’s straight out of the camera. I think I’m going to enjoy using this!
One Year Ago: Day #528
Two Years Ago: Day #163

Day #845

Day #845Title: Handy
Location: Cambridge
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 20mm EF f/1.7
Notes: I spent the day at Barcamb3 in Cambridge, held at the offices of software development company Red Gate. Each employee has a hand print on one wall, and I liked this rather attractive multi-coloured example from Elizabeth. I thought it would also make a good addition to the Treasure Hunt Theme 24: Hands.
One Year Ago: Day #480
Two Years Ago: Day #115

Day #829

Day #829Title: Don’t Teach Me Any More …
Location: White City, London
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 20mm EF f/1.7
Notes: I had to attend a training course today, and the walls of the training centre were adorned with some excellent and, at times, profound quotes about learning and knowledge. But to be honest, the one that made me chuckle was this line from good old Homer Simpson. I know exactly how he feels at times! A good find for the Treasure Hunt Theme 60: An Interesting/Funny Sign.
One Year Ago: Day #464
Two Years Ago: Day #99

Day #778

Day #778 Title: The Dancing Rainbow
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Notes: Looking at the forecast it predicted wall to wall grey and rain today. I was contemplating what to take this morning over a cup of tea, when this little sparkling rainbow caught my eye. It’s the effects of light bouncing off an old CD-R which I use as a coaster.
One Year Ago: Day #413
Two Years Ago: Day #47

Day #743

Day #743 Title: Dichromatic: Pink & Green
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 20mm EF f/1.7
Notes: Despite going out this morning, I wasn’t particularly inspired to make any pictures while I was travelling, so it was back to the tabletop theme when I got home. This time, I was experimenting with a single light source to see what happened. And it makes a good image for the Treasure Hunt theme 13 – Corners.
One Year Ago: Day #378
Two Years Ago: Day #12