Tag Archives: cold

Day #1808

Day #1808 Title: In The Blink Of An Eye
Location: Moulsham
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Notes: First thing this morning I had to take my car to the garage to be serviced and have its MOT (turns out it’s going to be expensive, ouch!). I walked home via some local playing fields and found this eye watching me from a piece of playground equipment. The frost overnight was quite incredible, I don’t think I have ever seen it so impressive. I loved the way the fingers of frost had made eyelashes for this watchful occular imposter.
One Year Ago: Day #1442
Two Years Ago: Day #1077
Three Years Ago: Day #712
Four Years Ago: Day #347

Day #1798

Day #1798 Title: Heavy Frosting
Location: Galleywood Common
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: Winter has arrived with a vengeance – and a very heavy frost. I set out for a lovely 5-mile walk today, taking a big loop to Galleywood Common and back home. I was extremely glad of my thermals and woolly hat! Even though a lot of the frost had melted in sunnier locations, there were still plenty of wonderfully iced leaves in shady parts of the common. I loved the effect the frost had on this braken.
One Year Ago: Day #1432
Two Years Ago: Day #1067
Three Years Ago: Day #702
Four Years Ago: Day #337

Day #1793

Day #1793 Title: Face Down November (Inclement Weather Edition)
Location: Heybridge Basin
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: This wasn’t the location I originally had in mind for this month’s Face Down Tuesday. Initially I was going to shoot it at Paper Mill Lock which is about 5 miles from home, but I tried driving there today only to find the road closed due to severe flooding. No chance of getting anywhere near. So I journeyed further down the canal – all 13 miles – to the outlet at Heybridge Basin where it empties into the Blackwater Estuary via a tidal lock. Hardly a soul about today – and not surprising – due to the persistent drizzle. I was lucky to get this in the bag and drive home again before the deluge started in earnest once more.
One Year Ago: Day #1427
Two Years Ago: Day #1062
Three Years Ago: Day #697
Four Years Ago: Day #332

Day #1478

Day #1478 Title: Face Down January (Frosty Slide Edition)
Location: Chelmer Park
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: Our 366-2012 group’s Treasure Hunt this year has broadened it’s first twelve themes from “scenic location once a month” to “repeat anything once a month”. As I haven’t found a suitable location to make a landscape for each month so far this year, I thought I might try something a little different. Those of you who have been following my daily photos for some time will know that I hate self portraits. So you may be shocked to learn that I plan to do not one, not two, but twelve self-portraits this year – but with a twist. I’ve always admired the craziness and imagination of Flickr contact possessed2fisheye’s shots which he does for the Face Down Tuesday group. Whilst I’m not going to indulge in one every week, I thought once a month was the sort of self-portrait I could really get behind. So, I blame you, Scott McBride! 😉 P.S. It was very frosty and cold on that slide this morning! Here’s more on Facing Down My Fears.
One Year Ago: Day #1113
Two Years Ago: Day #748
Three Years Ago: Day #383
Four Years Ago: Day #17

Day #1475

Day #1475 Title: Hoar Frost Grass
Location: Galleywood Common
Camera: Canon EOS 7D /60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Notes: Finally Winter seems to have arrived in Essex, and with it the first really hard frost of the year. We haven’t had many this winter so far, even before Christmas. So I took a trip to the Common to look for pictures first thing this morning. The sun had come out but it was still quite a while before it had the warmth to melt the hoar frost clinging to all the plants. I spent some time photographing this little bunch. I thought it made an excellent subject for Treasure Hunt Theme #15 – Turn Of The Seasons. Here are a few more shots I took today as well.
One Year Ago: Day #1110
Two Years Ago: Day #745
Three Years Ago: Day #380
Four Years Ago: Day #14