365

Another glorious day meant it was way to hot to venture out until 8.00pm in the evening. With sunset not until 9.20pm that’s not such a problem, the woods were still really dark with the heavy summer canopy blocking out much of the sunlight…so, this is a public footpath we (still) haven’t followed across the field of barley. I haven’t done any HDR for a while – so it was nice to run this shot through Photomatix to create this shot.

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I was chatting with a friend at our camera club this evening. He is also doing a 365 this year and he was telling me about how he had taken loads of pictures but just didn’t like what he got. This happens to me all the time…and of course, I got home after camera club and hit the exact same problem.

I had a great idea for this picture…but couldn’t get it to work no matter what, but as I explained to my friend, the very fact that you have got the camera out and tried means you have succeeded…you won’t produce an award winner every day (week/month or year in my case 😉 ), but that is unrealistic. The aim of these 365 projects (for me at least) is to keep me photographing…if I stop, then I barely get the camera out, and that’s a bad thing!

So – you may (or may not based on this first effort!) see this car and its green Porsche friend in upcoming shots…fingers crossed!


Coming up with things to photograph tends to be the hardest part of the 365 project. Today I noticed this article on the BBC news web site all about the increase in cost in Marmite following Brexit (or at least the complete collapse in the value of Sterling since Brexit…thanks very much bigots!). I asked the good lady wife if we had any…”You had it on your cheese on toast this lunchtime” came the terse reply!

So, we are officially rich as we have two jars of the Black Gold in the cupboard…I’m off to celebrate with a cheese and marmite sandwich…or maybe a can of Red Stripe…we’ll see.


Continuing this short series of “mucky” pictures, here’s a mucky plug…


…or…”Having become 12 years old again”…

Of course, any school boy will spot the mistake in my execution immediately…


Grrrrr


Why is it so hard just to trundle the trolley back to the trolley collection area, it would take just 30 seconds. Now, to be fair, at least this one is in the hatched area, it really, really irritates me when they are abandoned in one of the bays, usually the only free bay…now that, as Monty Python would say, “Makes me Maaaad”!

Moan over 😉


Always good to see something being put to more than one use, however, I’m not sure this hybrid water hydrant sign come post box is in the best of positions…that said, I can confirm it did have mail in it!


I have photographed our local pond – Doctors Pond – many times, but this is the first time I have photographed it in many months…I have no doubt you will see this sight again a few times over the coming months!


This morning as I left the house for my morning walk around Dunmow I decided, at the last minute, to switch my 18 – 55mm lens with my 55 – 210mm lens on my Sony NEX7. I’m not sure why…but I was very glad I did. If I had taken this shot with the 18-55, you’d have been hard pressed to see the hot air balloon, but it is reasonably clear with the lens out at 210mm.

I’m claiming this as fitting my windows and reflections theme because…well, there are windows in the image 😉