Snow on Wooden Fence

Snow on Wooden Fence

As the weather here in England starts to get colder and frostier I thought it would be worth showcasing a couple of last years snow pictures. The picture above shows an old wooden fence in Dunham Park just outside  Altrincham. Usually I would have referred to the colour of the fence as white rather than cream, however next to the pure, almost paper white of the fresh snow this wooden fence is far from white. Perhaps it is just waiting for a fresh coat of paint in the spring!

St Margaret’s Church, Altrincham

St Margaret's Church, Altrincham

Noticing the temperatures dropping and the frost beginning to creep over my car in the mornings has made me revisit older photographs from the beginning of the year, when we had a few days of thick snow. I enjoy taking pictures in the snow, but this was the first time I have ever seen snow and clear blue skies in the north west of England. Above we see St. Margaret’s Church in Altrincham. Being on a main road I wasn’t able to get back far enough to get the whole building in, but I did put on a wide angle lens which helped.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

It seems a world away, but this was taken in England last winter. I had walked through the snow from my parents house to Dunham Park where I had two or three winter scenes in mind for a photograph. As a child I always liked coming to this park to look down the avenues of trees. It was quite surreal to see the park like this; I can’t ever remember seeing snow at Dunham Massey before.

Dunham Village Sign Post at Dusk

Dunham Village Sign Post at Dusk

The above photo is more than a little experimental, even for me. It was coming to the end of the day and it was a day that had involved a lot of walking. I looked up and noticed an interesting sky and saw the old village sign post and hoped to combine the two elements. Well after about five or ten minutes of playing around this was the result. It isn’t great, but it is the best I could get at the time. I had to use the pop-up flash on my camera to give a little light onto the sign as my external speed light was sat at home. I often have to make the call between taking all my gear and not going as far or seeing as much, or leaving some equipment at home but being able to walk and explore more. Recently I have been choosing the second option, although I have a lot more planned photo shoots than ever before coming in the next three or four months.