This is the footbridge over the Bridgwater Canal in Worsley, down the road from where I am living. Parking the car on the main road I had to make my way over this snow covered bridge in order to capture yesterday’s image of the Packet House. The compacted snow made it very difficult to get over even in my big walking boots. The way that the light was falling on the iron railings seemed to form an interesting and photograph worthy pattern, especially when combined with those little clumps of snow.
The Packet House at Worsley in Snow
This month has seen one of the heaviest snow falls in the UK and with snow come photographic opportunities. However, until yesterday I hadn’t had the opportunity to get out with my camera. In my opinion the Packet House in Worsley was always crying out for that extra special element when I photographed it back in the summer. The frozen canal in the foreground and snow topped roof really give it an extra sparkle.
Ice Structures on the Road Side
Yesterday I was driving through the back lanes of south Cheshire to visit my grandmother. Obviously I couldn’t drive past the above without stopping for a photograph. This is a wide angle photograph of yesterday’s icicle pattern close up. This area of iced hedge went on for over 30 feet, but all around the snow and ice had melted, which made it all the more striking. In my opinion the reflection really helps add an extra dimension to the photo.
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 outsideÂ 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!