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Day #311

Day #311Title: It’s All Dad’s Fault!
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 17-85mm EF-S f4-5.6 IS USM
Extras: Tripod / Self-Timer
Notes: Way back on Day #38 I explained that it had been a decade since I started using a digital SLR. But my interest in photography goes back way beyond that. While I was growing up, Dad was rarely to be seen without a camera in hand – his particular interest being preserved heritage railways and industrial steam of the Midlands before the old engines disappeared (he even co-authored two books on the subject in the  1970’s). So photography has always been in my blood, I suspect! Here we are at my parents’ with a few examples of his prolific output. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #55 – An Inheritance.
Today’s PAD: Day #2503

Day #188

Day #188Title: Waiting For Le Tour
Location: Roxwell
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless Remote
Notes: With Le Tour de France Stage 3 coming through Essex today, I got on my bike, (Jeeves the Butler), met up with Dad who brought his bike on the train from Colchester to Chelmsford and we both rode to the outskirts of Roxwell, to wait along part of the route. We got there early and posed for a few pictures while it was quiet – the Péloton passed by in a flash, so no time for selfies then! Dad has been a huge fan of Le Tour for years, and regularly cycles 30-40 miles a week himself, just for fun.
Today’s PAD: Day #2380