Winter Walk

This is my first photo post in quite some time. To be honest it’s my first attempt at photography after recent events (if you exclude taking photos of the cat).

Last week brought a cold spell here in the UK that I wasn’t quite expecting or prepared for. With that came a decent amount of snowfall, between 10-13 inches in parts. When it snows or we have any sort of adverse weather I’m so glad that I work from home these days. These are just a small collection of shots that I captured while out for a walk around our neighbourhood. We ventured out for some fresh air (which may or may not have included a visit to our local pub for some lunch). They’re not up to my usual photographic standard, as they were very much quick snap shot captures while out walking. I have shared some cropped versions of a few of these on my Instagram account, which I might actually prefer the cropped versions. I’m not actually sure why I’m sharing these if I’m not 100% happy with them. I think part of me feels that a more recent photo post was well over due. So this was my attempt at getting back behind the camera to create something to share.

Dark Frost

As we say goodbye to Winter and welcome back Spring I thought I would share a last glimpse of Winter for another year. Dark Frost is a set that I actually created last Winter (2019). After these photographs sat dormant in my archive it felt the right time to share them now.

I wanted to try something a little different with these shots, which resulted in a more heavily edited set than my usual work. I normally prefer to apply soft editing techniques such as tweaking histogram levels, saturation, etc. Trying to leave the captured image as natural as possible. This time though I felt the urge to be a little more creative, a little more artistic. So after playing around creating various different effects I finally came up with “Dark Frost”, which in my opinion really brings out the feeling of how cold it was when I first took these shots. I wanted to create something darker than my normal work, which I think it’s safe to say I have achieved that. Sometimes it’s good to go dark, as long as you come back to the light.