I’ve been working on the background for my new painting for a few days so decided to get outside and take some photos for a change.
It didn’t bother me that it was raining, so I just looked for interesting patterns and elements, I found a really nice spiders web covered in tiny droplets so grabbed the kitchen steps and took some photos of that.
A few dramatic shots from this years snowfall. I’ve used the sun as a back light and positioned it behind the tree trunks to create long shadows.
Here in South Wales we don’t get much in the way of snow – which is probably why we’re never able to cope with it, but this week the met office (the guys and girls that watch the weather for us over here) issued a red warning for the South Wales region. Virtually everyone I know thought, yeah right its never going to happen – I was quietly excited as I have been promising myself for a long while that the next time it snows, I’m going out in it with my camera equipment! 🙂
So I knew I wouldn’t be able to travel far in my little car, so decided to hike up the mountain I’ve lived by most of my life, I know the path so well, a place my Grandfather walked regularly – I wouldn’t have a problem. At the bottom there was quite a bit of it, but nothing like what greeted me at the top, over a foot of snow (probably tiny compared to many countries) blizzard conditions and a very muddy path being well disguised as a serene white wilderness. On two occasions the mud got me, I fell on my backside and on my knees – still I didn’t care, its not going to bring me down.
At one point while trudging up a large descent in foot high snow I thought to myself jokingly ‘its like I’m in the film the day after tomorrow’ as I was covered, unable to see with the wind blowing snowflakes into my eyes.
I walked just under 4.5 miles, and while I didn’t really notice it as I was photographing the beautiful landscape, I’m definitely noticing it now! ache!!!! I think its mostly because of the extra exertion from walking in deep snow.
Anywho enough of my rambling…
Above: A lovely tree I found on the way up
Above: right at the top
Above: on the way down
I hope you like the photos, they are only a small selection taken from today, no doubt I’ll post more very soon…
Look how miserable it is out there… hope its not like the fog in John Carpenters movie of the same name, otherwise I’d be in big trouble! (oops that’s another John Carpenter movie?!)
Droplets of frozen water – yes ok, more ice… but I love how they have maintained their shape.
A macro shot of the ice built up between the decking boards in the garden. I love the little crystal shapes.