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Day #173

Day #173Title: Geek Picnic
Location: Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: It was PuntCon12 today in Cambridge. Lots of geeks hire punts and go to Grantchester Meadows for a big picnic. Here you can see me with several dodgy characters lurking in the background: Mr Duck, Leeky, Sean (hugging Shifty the big duck) and Alistair (modelling my silly sun hat).
Today’s PAD: Day #2365

Day #171

Day #171Title: Patio Dining
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: Alistair and I spent the day wrecking my dangerous old decking in the back garden, which has gradually been going so rotten that I was in danger of putting my foot through it. Once dismantled, we discovered some crazy paving which provided a decent temporary patio for us to set up for our evening snack. The cold beer was most appreciated after all the effort!
Today’s PAD: Day #2363

Day #74

Day #74Title: Florence The Bus
Location: Ipswich
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Taken by a friend
Notes: We travelled to Ipswich today for the wedding of friends Shaun and Andrea. After a short ceremony at the registry office, most of the guests were treated to an hour’s Magical Mystery Tour on a 1960’s vintage bus called Florence while the reception venue was being prepared. About half way round, we stopped at a viewpoint near the Orwell Bridge to pose for a few photos. Another of our geek friends Leeky, was also travelling on the bus and he kindly took this picture of Alistair and I in front of the old girl.
Today’s PAD: Day #2266

Day #72

Day #72Title: Slightly Squiffy
Location: Bricklayer’s Arms, Fitzrovia, London
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini tripod / Wireless Remote
Notes: Back in 2005 some folks from the London web development community started a monthly get-together called PubStandards. It has met regularly once a month ever since. This evening we celebrated Pubstandards 100 – an event which has been in many of our diaries for 7 years! The festivities kicked off a bit earlier than normal (it’s usually just an evening do) and there was a huge turn out. We might have had a few pints and been slightly squiffy when I took this…
Today’s PAD: Day #2264

Day #71

Day #71Title: Slouching At Chappel Viaduct
Location: Chappel & Wakes Colne, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Tripod / CamRanger
Notes: We spent the afternoon on a sunny geoaching walk around the villages of Chappel & Wakes Colne and taking some pictures of the famous viaduct which spans the Colne Valley, before heading to Halstead for an evening Geocachers’ meetup. The sun was in exactly the right place for a picture pointing straight down the viaduct piers.
Today’s PAD: Day #2263