50 @ 50 (2014) #49

High Water Moorings
Title: High Water Moorings
Location: Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: The canal towpath was pretty squelchy today and the water was very high. The Chelmer & Blackwater navigation is a canalised river but it still suffers from flooding regularly after heavy rain. The lock at Paper Mill was overrunning both gates and the weirs were in full furious flow. This calm little scene, just upstream belies the raging torrents further down.

50 @ 50 (2014) #48

Al-Fresco Setting
Title: Al-Fresco Setting
Location: Wimpole Hall
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: This was part of a fun outdoor glass table, set immaculately for dinner, in the grounds of Wimpole Hall. The table was under a tree, and from one of the boughs they had hung a rather grand imitation chandelier, as well as including the matching blue table decorations for Christmas. Made me smile.