Although I’m definitely not a fan of Winter, the recent snowfall has made for some nice photographic opportunities without having to venture out too far.
While out for a Winter’s walk there was quite a dense mist coming in over the fields and intermittent flurries of snow, which created some really atmospheric snow scenes. The weather may have been a bit bleak but the chilly Winter’s air was actually quite refreshing and wasn’t too cold.
As you have probably gathered there was one particular tree that caught my attention. After spending some time and many shots later trying to get the perfect photograph, I think I have achieved what I had hoped for. These particular shots although they may look black & white are in fact in colour.
I almost never go out with an image in mind of what I want to capture, a theme maybe but never a final image. I let the world around me just happen and see what catches my eye and my imagination. This Winter’s walk was no exception.
As we can all testify to by now this year has been a weird and uncertain year to date. We now find ourselves 11 weeks in to the COVID-19 Lockdown here in the UK. One of the few things that has kept me sane during these uncertain times (and I’m sure that the same can be said by many others) is being able to go outside for daily exercise.
One of our many daily walks in early Spring would be too take in the fresh air while enjoying the blossom on the trees. I have been meaning to post these shots for awhile now, but I haven’t got round to sharing them until now. The gentle shade of the Spring sky against the soft blossoms were like a pastel watercolour.
Lockdown has definitely taught me to appreciate nature more and enjoy the natural world around us more whenever we have the chance.
As social isolating / social distancing lockdown continues off out we go for one of our daily exercise sessions. Clearly the camera has to come with us. It’s nice to see the blossom on the trees, another reminder that spring is here. I think we are definitely enjoying getting out and exploring the great outdoors more at the moment. The simple things that we usually take for granted, like a walk in the park. We’re now taking in every moment of it and all our surroundings.
A few more shots from my expedition to the woodland in Graves Park at the start of November. This time taking a closer look at the leaves and woodland foliage.
Autumn is upon us once more. I wanted to capture some of this years autumn colours in their glory and what better place to do this than in woodland so I decided to explore the woodland within nearby Graves Park. The park has so much to offer all year round, from the grassy lawns, woodland and animal park it makes it the perfect place to capture nature throughout the seasons.
I had attempted some photos earlier in the year of the woodland, but they did not not turn out as good as I had hoped. The woodland thrives in Autumn an is more atmospheric showcasing the many different colours and hues of Autumn.
Under the canopy of the trees the woodland can be quite dark, which is why my previous attempt did not fair so well as this endeavour. On this occasion I to captured a few different subjects which I shall share in later posts.
I feel quite lucky that we stay so close to Graves Park, no longer have to trek to the other side of the city. All in all feel lucky that we are surrounded by much more parks etc than where we lived before. As much as living in the city has it benefits it is nice to be able to withdraw to a less urban environment.
I feel I shall have many more photographic expeditions to Graves Park during the various seasons to capture what this natural wonderland has to offer.