Another poor day, weather wise, ended up as a great sunset day again. I saw the strong orange tones out of my kitchen window and immediately dashed out to grab this shot. It was great to see other people gathering behind me to take the shot as well – it really was a beauty!
This is Broadoaks Manor, a Tudor manor house surrounded by a moat. In the 1590’s the house sheltered a catholic priest, Father John Gerard, during Queen Elizabeth I’s persecution of the Catholic faith…which was fairly typical of the Tudor monarchs of the time. The manor house itself is in excellent condition despite its advanced years.
This is the view we have out of our landing window across North Street in Great Dunmow. It’s a view we don’t see often because we live on a main road so we have net curtains up. You’ll gather it snowed again last night.
I had to spend ages removing all the muck from the window that was showing up on the original – the windows have been painted shut (accidentally) and in this cold weather I wasn’t going to bother to try and force them open!
There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment and so I’m having to grab a few minutes here and there to make some pictures for my 366 project. I feel I’m losing control of the quality (I’m ignoring the shouts of “What quality” now 😉 )
My first subject today were some allen keys – I’ve never seen such a dull picture. I then tried some shots inside the fridge – rubbish. I then saw my wife’s knitting and thought I’d do an HDR of it. My original idea was to go completely over the top and really painterly – but I settled for this, slightly more subdued, effort.