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January ’14 – Review

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:

Capstan Red
Capstan Red

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:

Groynes And Cloudscape
Groynes And Cloudscape

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:

Floodwaters At The Lock
Floodwaters At The Lock

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:

Blue And Yellow Hull
Blue And Yellow Hull

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:

This Way To Sunset
This Way To Sunset

A couple of days later I embarked on a major new project – Underground Overground. The destination for the day was the Bakerloo Line. Here’s one from the day’s shoot:

Warwick Avenue - Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock
Warwick Avenue – Lovely Old Info Booth & Clock

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:

Weir Through The Branches
Weir Through The Branches

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 QuadrantsFlooded FieldsThe 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.

Buns For Eyes
Buns For Eyes

Let’s hope February brings us some sunshine!

Slouching At Southwold

On my way back from Wex Photographic today, I stopped off to catch the last rays of the sunshine at the seaside in Southwold:

Lead In To The North Sea
Lead In To The North Sea

There’s a lovely old pier that the golden rays were striking:

Light On The Pier Head
Light On The Pier Head

On the pier I enjoyed a delicious cream tea with a crab:

Cream Tea With A Crab
Cream Tea With A Crab

This was the view of the old lighthouse from our seat:

Lighthouse View
Lighthouse View

Sunny Southend

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.

Shadows Of Play
Shadows Of Play
A Perch For Many
A Perch For Many

We pottered around the beach and esplanade before grabbing some lunch.

Wide Jetty
Wide Jetty

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.

Southend Sundown
Southend Sundown

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: