February ’13 – Review

Despite the weather being largely dreadful during February – cold and grey but at least, little rain – I still managed to infuse my daily picture-making with a bit of colour. This was largely done in the studio, or grabbing a walk when the sun did poke its head between the clouds.

Early in the month, Alistair was visiting for a few days, so we managed a bit of geocaching in variable weather. I saw this landscape on a sunny but perishing cold walk near Southminster, and nearly made it for Day #1862:

The Wobbly Tree By The Track
The Wobbly Tree By The Track

Mid-month, I spent a long weekend on the Kent Coast visiting another friend, and we enjoyed lots of walking on the Thanet Peninsular. We had a particularly sunny day in Whitstable, where I found this delightful boat, which was just pipped to the post for Day #1873:

Whitstable Oyster Co.
Whitstable Oyster Co.

I also made a mono landscape featuring the Decaying Pier on the beach the same day. A few days later, this mono shot nearly made it for Day #1876, found during a walk on Westgate beach before driving home to gloomy Essex:

Seaweed Tree
Seaweed Tree

The Chelmsford Photowalk group finally managed another outing on 24th, to The Gibberd Garden for Walk #44. It was October last year when we got together previously, so it was great to catch up with some old friends. The weather was dull and cold again, but we managed to get a few good macro shots of the garden details. This study of a desiccated flower nearly made it for Day #1882:

Dried Up
Dried Up

By the end of the month, we had another little flurry of sunshine while I was visiting my folks in Wivenhoe. We made the most of it by taking a stroll along the Quayside to enjoy the colours and shadows. This one reminds me of a grand afternoon out:

The Sign At The Cross
The Sign At The Cross

As well as outings, I made some more headway on my [email protected] project. And I was delighted to hear the news that seven of my images were accepted in this year’s Port Talbot International Salon. So despite the weather, it’s not all been bad! Here’s to March, and hopefully the approach of Spring at last…

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