Title: Histon Sunset
Location: Histon Woods, Cambridgeshire
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I caught a fantastic sunset this evening on the edge of Histon Woods, while I was out on a geocaching walk around the village. The clouds were spectacular.
Despite one of the wettest Januaries on record, I managed lots of great picture opportunities to start the year. First of all, I enjoyed a great Birthday Outing for lunch with Alistair on 1st Jan:
The next day, we headed to the Essex coast at Shoeburyness to find a few geocaches and tried not to get blown away. The outing also provided me with images of Stranger #32 – Tracy and 50 @ 50 (2014) #1 as well as some great seascapes:
All the recent rain has saturated the rives and watercourses, as we found at Paper Mill Lock on 3rd January. The water level was very high and rushing over the top of the lock gates:
A couple of days later, we were back at the canal but this time all the way downstream looking for Abstracts at Heybridge Basin. Here’s another:
On 8th Jan I found 50 @ 50 (2014) #2 – I’m always a sucker for the lighting pavement at Whitecross Place and the rainy pavement was a perfect reflector for the lights.
At the next weekend I ventured up to Norwich to buy a couple of things from Wex Photographic and decided to stop off at Southwold on the way home. Here’s Southwold In Sepia, as well as a view of the lovely sunset:
The next day, I took it a bit easier after my frantic rush around London. Back to the calming waters of the canal at Beeleigh Lock:
I also found a rather nice mono image there, Thy Lock Overfloweth.
The pace of photography slowed in the second half of the month, with work, my tax return and the weather taking over. But I did find some more great mono images: Marble Quadrants, Flooded Fields, The Morning Mist and Triangle And Cross as well as another 50 @ 50 (2014) #3 before the end of the month.
Finally, I closed with a review of some of the Self-Portrait out takes for January. Tee hee.
Let’s hope February brings us some sunshine!
On my way back from Wex Photographic today, I stopped off to catch the last rays of the sunshine at the seaside in Southwold:
There’s a lovely old pier that the golden rays were striking:
On the pier I enjoyed a delicious cream tea with a crab:
This was the view of the old lighthouse from our seat:
I wanted the make the most of the wonderfully sunny day today, so I arranged to meet up with a couple of friends in Southend for a photowalk.
We pottered around the beach and esplanade before grabbing some lunch.
Sunset is quite early now, after the clock change. It was quite breezy during the day and very noticable how cold it suddenly got once the sun had sunk below the horizon.
I’m glad I made the effort to get out as the forecast for the next few days sounds like rain, rain, rain! I chose and abstract shot for Day #2135 and something with lots of graphic interest for my 4th MoNovember ’13 image. Here are the rest of the pictures I made:
I spent over five hours in the car travelling back from Newcastle today. It was hot and sunny, but there were few opportunities for pictures along the way. So when I got home I went for a stroll around the neighbourhood to stretch my legs a little and catch the spectacular sunset: