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A Stroll In Bracknell

I began my week away by driving to Bracknell this morning for a meeting with a man about my proposed FRPS application. It went well. For now, I’ll say no more on that topic. But afterwards I decided to have a walk around the well kept South Hill Park.

Swirly Bench Top
Swirly Bench Top

There were neat flower beds and some hedges clipped precisely in the gardens, as well as ornate  benches to rest on. I also liked the lavender plants poking through the pale green railings – they made a good contrast with one another. And it nearly made it for Day #2033 but was pipped to the post by the funky stainless steel see saw I found in the playground.

Lavender Blooms
Lavender Blooms

After stretching my legs it was back in the car for the journey to Sutton Coldfield where I spent the night en route to Blackpool. Let’s hope tomorrow’s drive won’t be as tedious as the time I spent in traffic jams today!

June ’13 – Review

June has been another varied and productive month for photography. Early on I caught a Spectacular Sunset, and also some effective coloured lights when walking back to the station via the Barbican Centre one evening. I’ve photographed it many times before, but the lights were fun:

It's That Slope Again
It’s That Slope Again

We have had a good few Face Down Tuesday posts during June as well, starting with three from the BBC Stash: Reception Reflection EditionGreen Tea Bar Edition and Mezzanine Mosaic Edition; plus one taken especially as an extra at my monthly scenic location, Sandford Mill Footbridge Edition.

I have found another five image for my [email protected] project too: #22, #23, #24, #25 and #26. I’ve finally made some progress on my 100 Strangers images, finding three more willing models – #28 Brian#29 Tony and #30 Ross.

I enjoyed a day out with Dad for some Railway Nostalgia at the Epping to Ongar railway. We saw a few steam trains, sadly the sun didn’t want to play ball:

Where Has The Sun Gone?
Where Has The Sun Gone?

I also saw steam on the mainline later in the month when I watched A Tornado Blows Through!

Alistair and I had fun with some Roxwell Rambles when he was visiting too. This is a big house we saw on the way around:

Dukes In The Distance
Dukes In The Distance

There have been some good opportunities for mono images, although I’ve not been as prolific as I was for Mono MayHem. I made The TrophyShiny Steel & GlassOn The ShorelineShadows & Highlight and S Is For Sleek during June.

I’ve attended three photowalks this month, with varying success. First off was Evening In Colne Engaine with GNPC. I arrived a little early and made a pleasant scene in the woods during the afternoon:

Blooming Wild Garlic
Blooming Wild Garlic

Then we were Rained Off In Maldon a few days ago – and spent quite a lot of time in the pub talking about photography as a consequence!

A Rum Shelf
A Rum Shelf

Three days later I returned to Maldon for Chelmsford Photowalk #47 and the contrast could not have been greater – it was a wonderful sunny blue sky day. We enjoyed looking at all the highly polished Harleys basking on the Quayside:

Handlebars On Orange Harley
Handlebars On Orange Harley

And finally, but not least, on 22nd June, the momentous milestone D2K Arrived! Yes, 2000 consecutive days of pictures making. What a marathon! But don’t fear, I’m not giving up. Onwards and upwards – To (Project) Infinity And Beyond!

Evening In Colne Engaine

GNPC tend to have outdoor photowalks as much as possible during the Summer months. Today was our club night and we had arranged a visit to the village of Colne Engaine in the north of the county. I arrived a few hours ahead of time and did a spot of geocaching before joining the members at the agreed meeting point. There was a very good turn out!

GNPC On The Prowl
GNPC On The Prowl

We had a long walk (I did 9.5 miles in total, four in the evening with the rest of the group) to a local reservoir, arriving just before sunset. Here is a selection of images I made during the afternoon and evening walks:

Green Highlights In The Woods
Green Highlights In The Woods
Purple Beauties
Purple Beauties
Summer Evening Meadow
Summer Evening Meadow
Crop Spraying
Crop Spraying
Pinks By The Water
Pinks By The Water
Sunset At The Lake
Sunset At The Lake

I also found some curious Antlers on a wall and of course, my favourite for Day #1984.