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.
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.
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!
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.