145-2020 – The Corpus Clock


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of the Corpus Clock in Cambridge. The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008. It is an unusual device for the measurement of time being both hypnotically beautiful and deeply disturbing, unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it in this photo. We spent a wonderful afternoon in Cambridge and the weather was wonderful. Below are some of our memories from Cambridge. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 […]

144-2020 – Land snail


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a land snail hanging upside down from a shrub’s tiny branch. This snails seems to defy gravity or is just simply holding tightly to the leafs. I don’t know if I caught it having dinner or getting ready for bed. I snapped a photo and move on with my life. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 011-2020 – Light trails 022-2020 – 5 a side football 032-2020 – Climbing rose 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 049-2020 – Pretty […]

143-2020 – Inside Sundial


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is from Inside the Sundial metal art work at Basildon Town Centre Roundabout. This was taken with the Insta360 Pro 360 camera. The image looks a bit distorted but this is the main reason why I choose it. You have to imagine a metal ball with an arrow running through it and me inside the ball. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 055-2020 – Museum of London 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 100-2020 – Come Closer 107-2020 – Holly Trinity Church Tiny Planet 003-2020 – Echo, echo […]

142-2020 – Cherries


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a bunch of cherries hanging from a tree. We found this tree not far from home during our daily walk and all 3 of us grabbed a branch and enjoyed the first cherries of this season straight from the tree. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 003-2020 – Echo, echo 013-2020 – London City Police in action 034-2020 – London under construction 043-2020 – London Wall Place 059-2020 – Splash 069-2020 – Flat Earth Map 080-2020 – Life goes on 091-2020 – Keep Your Distance […]

141-2020 – Tilbury Port Panorama


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a panorama of Tilbury Port at sunset. This was taken with my DJI Mavic Air from 100m altitude and a few hundred meters from the port, from above the River Thames. Like, comment & share. Related posts: 061-2020 – Smoke 142-2020 – Cherries 133-2020 – Fox Cubs 120-2020 – Weeping Willow Tree 112-2020 – Reading Lesson 109-2020 – Orthodox Easter Preparations 101-2020 – Supermarket Queue 093-2020 – All Aboard 090-2020 – Animals Jigsaw Puzzle 082-2020 – Bath Time 079-2020 – Our Little Model 071-2020 – Runners […]

140-2020 – Root Sprouts


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a tree’s root sprouts I found not far from my home. Recently this tree has been cut of but nature always finds its way, sometimes in unexpected places. Nature always wins!Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 026-2020 – Learning to drive 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 044-2020 – Sunset over East India 061-2020 – Smoke 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 083-2020 – Under the blanket 093-2020 – All Aboard 102-2020 – Cleaning […]

139-2020 – Special Delivery


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a special delivery I found in my garden this afternoon. Before anyone calls social services I want to assure them that the subject is alive and well. She actually entered inside the box on her own accord. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 003-2020 – Echo, echo 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view 034-2020 – London under construction 059-2020 – Splash 070-2020 – Puffy clouds over Basildon 081-2020 – Ladybug 091-2020 – Keep Your […]

138-2020 – Relaxed Lockdown


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about celebrating the Relaxed Lockdown with my family on the beach on Canvey Island. I am starting to like this relaxed lockdown. The streets and beaches are almost empty. Nobody is wearing any masks, and just mind their own business. I just hope that some of my friends will realise that by staying inside on a beautiful day like this, they are weakening their immune system, which will make them more vulnerable against other common diseases. Let’s not forget that sooner or later will all going […]

137-2020 – Visit Southend on Sea


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about our visit to Southend on Sea shortly after the government lifted the lockdown restrictions. It was a warm sunny day (17 degrees Celsius), perfect for a stroll on the widened promenade. A few shop were open, candy floss, donuts, ice cream even fish and chips. Social distancing Security Staff were deployed to remind people to keep their distance. Southend’s seafront promenade has been widened as part of moves to keep people safe and socially distant following the lockdown easing. A few people preferred to sit […]

136-2020 – Socialising during lockdown


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the way we end up socialising during lockdown. This is pathetic. Government is saying that these measures were taken to so the NHS can cope with the influx of potential patients infected with Covid-19. While we all save the NHS my mother is in pain every day waiting for a hip replacement which has been delayed due to Covid-19. Like my mother there are so many other cases. I ask myself again, is this lockdown really worth it and who is counting the damage it […]

135-2020 – First Bike Ride


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about our daughter’s first bike ride in Gloucester Park. Out of the 4 Km we’ve done today she spent at least half on her bike, which is impressive. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 031-2020 – Teatime 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 056-2020 – Daily Commute 067-2020 Family Photo in the Studio 077-2020 – Magnolia Tree and the Secret of the Universe 088-2020 – Delicious Pancakes 098-2020 – Like a heart 107-2020 – Holly Trinity […]

134-2020 – Chestnut Tree


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a majestic chestnut tree in bloom I encountered during my daily walk in the Gloucester Park at sunset. It was a chilly evening but the scenery was wonderful and totally worth it. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 051-2020 – Looking up 061-2020 – Smoke 071-2020 – Runners on the Millennium Bridge 082-2020 – Bath Time 093-2020 – All Aboard 101-2020 – Supermarket Queue 112-2020 – […]

133-2020 – Fox Cubs


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the new arrivals in our neighbourhood: Fox Cubs. They are playful and shy. It took me a while to capture one on camera. Have you spot it in the image below? On January 10, I captured on camera the moment of creation right in front of my kitchen window. 4 months later the Fox Cubs are here! Around this time of the year, it’s common to see month-old cubs developing survival skills above ground.  Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big Bang […]

132-2020 – How dogs and cats drink milk


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my daughter showing us how dogs & cats drink milk. In the video below she is also directing the video by telling me where should I position myself to be able to get the action. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big Bang 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 027-2020 – Leading lines to St Paul’s Cathedral on a cloudy day 038-2020 – Sunset in Basildon 045-2020 – Holly Trinity Church 052-2020 – Spring is coming 063-2020 – Teaching in progress 073-2020 – Self-Isolation […]

131-2020 – Pink Rhododendron


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a Pink Rhododendron, the second of three plants in my garden. This is also known as Great Laurel and the play with white flowers was covered in a previous post. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 013-2020 – London City Police in action 043-2020 – London Wall Place 069-2020 – Flat Earth Map 080-2020 – Life goes on 099-2020 – Cherry Blossom 110-2020 Hristos a Inviat! […]

130-2020 – Dandelion Life Cycle


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the Dandelion’s Life Cycle. Once you get really close, the beauty of a Dandelion flowers will simply make you say Wow! The world of macro photography is fascinating and I am glad I bought my macro lens which allows me to get close and personal to bugs’ world. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 123-2020 – Great Laurel 129-2020 – Chamomile 111-2020 – Tulips 116-2020 – Dandelion Seedhead 003-2020 – Echo, echo 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 034-2020 – London under […]

129-2020 – Chamomile


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, was taken in my front communal garden, and is a close-up on a chamomile flower. I also liked this image but I like the symmetry in the first image more. A few other shots taken that day during the same session. To capture this image I used a Canon 5D Mark III, with an Oshiro 60mm F2.8 Macro lens in bright sunlight. I can’t remember the exact settings, but from the metadata, I was able to extract the following: ISO 800, 1/250s most likely at F8, 1:1 […]

128-2020 – Romanian Cabbage Rolls


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about one of my favourite dishes, Romanian Cabbage Rolls with minced meat, served with cream fresh and hot chilli peppers. I few weeks ago I bought Cabbage Rolls from one the Romanian shop in Basildon and I promised myself it will never happen again. The worst £10 I ever spent!Today, I bought a pack of pork and beef minced meat, mixed it with 200 g of rice, a chopped onion, 3 eggs, dill and thyme. Then, I washed a pickled cabbage in cold water and separate […]

127-2020 – Forests on the Moon?


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020, is cropped shot of the full moon. This image was taken with Canon 5D Mark III, with a 70-200 mm @200, 1/250s, F11, ISO 100 and apart from cropping no other edits have been done. I started noticing a slight tint on green on certain areas on the moon which leads me to believe that might be forests over there. Who knows? Like, comment & share! Related posts: 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 026-2020 – Learning to drive 027-2020 – Leading lines to […]

126-2020 – Stickers


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is all about having fun with stickers…stickers with Trolls obviously. Apparently the best place to stick them is on my face. At least someone looks like is having fun…and is not me! Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 036-2020 – Moon behind the trees 051-2020 – Looking up 061-2020 – Smoke 071-2020 – Runners on the Millennium Bridge 082-2020 – Bath Time 093-2020 – All Aboard 101-2020 – Supermarket Queue 112-2020 – Reading Lesson […]