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June ’12 Review

The month was reasonably busy for photoshoots, the first of which was my overnight shoot in Paris. Then I had a little outing to the newly-opened Epping to Ongar Steam Railway with my Dad one Saturday. We were scouting out likely locations for taking pictures of the trains going by, but also enjoyed a ride on one of the preserved trains.

Faded Insignia
Faded Insignia

Our mid-month outing with GNPC saw quite a large crowd of us descend on Heybridge Basin for an evening shoot. It was very windy, quite cold and very flat light, but I managed a few interesting shots, again homing in on details of things in the boatyard for best results.

Red Cleat
Red Cleat

I also enjoyed a geocaching walk around Ingatestone Hall and Buttsbury, which proved quite fertile photographically:

Light Over The Fields
Light Over The Fields

At the end of the month, I managed two photoshoots in the same day! Firstly, visiting Hyde Hall with family.

Spikey Succulent
Spikey Succulent

Here are the rest of my images from the morning:

In the evening I went with GNPC for an other outing to Maldon Quayside where we saw local Morris side Dark Horse performing, as well as enjoying the nautical sights of the town.

Thames Barge Details
Thames Barge Details

Here are the rest of my images from the evening:

May ’11 Review

A small group of us from the GNPC went on a photowalk to RHS Hyde hall on 1st May, with the intention of doing some macro flower photography. However, we were somewhat thwarted by the fact that it was VERY windy! Never mind, I did manage a few reasonable shots, and this rather splendid purple Iris (complete with added fly) nearly made it on Day #1217:

Purple Iris
Purple Iris
Hanging Crystals
Hanging Crystals

After my stint at the BBC finished, I had a couple of days to draw breath before I went out with the Upminster Camera Club to judge their Shoot Maldon Live competition. I had a great time, despite the weather being rather variable. One of my own favourite images from the day was this detail [right] from the chandelier in the pub dining room – it would have been picture of the day had it fitted one of the six themes we were supposed to be shooting!

The Chelmsford Photowalk Flickr group had an early outing this month to visit the Essex Young Farmers’ Club Show in Roxwell. Plenty of photographic subjects to see, and there was an excellent turn out. Again, it was very windy so some shots were a bit limited by the conditions (the sun was in and out all afternoon). My multi-shot composite of the mad motorcylists had to be picture of the day, but if I hadn’t have had such a good image, then this rather striking (and clean!) picture of one of the old tractors on display would have been my choice:

Orange With Blue Nuts
Orange With Blue Nuts

Ingatestone Camera Club had their first summer photowalk on 31st May, where we had the free run of the grounds of Ingatestone Hall to ourselves. My macro shot of water lilies in the pond was ultimately what I chose for the day, but it was nearly this mono image of the Hall and pond. It had taken innumerable goes and oodles of patience to get all of the elements in the right place – when the sun was out, the swan had invariably swum off!

Ingatestone Hall And Pond
Ingatestone Hall And Pond

 

IDCC Photowalk – Ingatestone Hall

Another photowalk yesterday, with changeable conditions, this time at Ingatestone Hall. It’s a lovely old Tudor building. The IDCC had exclusive access to the grounds on a day when the public weren’t allowed in. Here are my best shots from the day:

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