New Book – Essex Lanscapes

I’m very pleased to report that I have just self-published another book via Blurb, this time focussing on Essex Landscapes Through The Seasons. You can purchase the book directly from me for £25 (without postage, if I can meet you for delivery) or from the Blurb website (£25.95 + p&p).

Some people are quite skeptical about the merits of Essex, and I wanted to show that it’s not all like Dagenham – there are some beautiful spots to be found if you know where to look. The majority of the images have been taken within about 5 miles of Chelmsford, but there are also pictures from all corners of the county.

Here are a few example pages from the Spring section (click the images to see a bigger version):

September '09 Review

September was a bit of a low month photographically, partly due to the weather and partly my general mood at the time. It’s sometimes hard to get motivated when there is no decent light, and I was going through a bad patch. It’s bound to happen after 21 months!

A trip to Brighton early in the month gave me a few reasonable images, and this one taken on the right showed what a Windy Beach it was! It nearly made it for Day #614.

For most of the rest of the month, I took very few photos each day, perhaps only one half-decent one making the cut. I think it’s probably my longest patch of doldrums during the whole project so far.

But by the end of the month, things picked up a little and I enjoyed a weekend away in Somerset, camping (yeah, I must be mad!). This fine cockerel [left] was sharing the campsite, and was rather keen for a can of coke…