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December ’13 – Review

December was relatively quiet for pictures, compared to November. The first outing was to the Christmas Fair in Billericay with friends on a photowalk.

Colourful Baubles
Colourful Baubles

A few days later I went for a Tropical Flutter in South Woodham Ferrers to find some butterflies to photograph:

Heliconius Species
Heliconius Species

I managed to finish off my [email protected] 2013 project this month with three final pictures, #48 in London, #49 in Chelmsford and #50 in Broadstairs. The last one was found during my stay for Christmas By The Sea in Kent:

Chalk Pebbles Foreground
Chalk Pebbles Foreground

The final outing of the year was a spot of Caching In Colchester with Alistair. This abstract at First Sight arts centre nearly made it for picture of the day:

At Odds
At Odds

I was also pleased to have completed my Photo A Day Treasure Hunt 2013 with the last image on Day #2181.

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Christmas By The Sea

I enjoyed another Christmas in Kent this year, staying with friends in Margate. We had variable weather but managed a great walk on the beach on Boxing Day as well as some very tasty food.

Light The Pudding
Light The Pudding
Chalk Debris On The Beach
Chalk Debris On The Beach
Beach Abstract
Beach Abstract

You can see the rest of the set here:

50 @ 50 (2013) #50

Seaweed Study
Title: Seaweed Study
Location: Stone Bay, Broadstairs
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I enjoyed a bracing walk on the beach at Broadstairs this afternoon. The tide was coming in, and I managed to get this image of some seaweed just covered by the incoming water without getting my feet wet. This is the last of my [email protected] for 2013, but I will be taking up the challenge again next year.

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…