Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Winter Scenes

Grey swan, cygnet

Without a doubt, my best purchase this year has been my camera. 

Whenever I'm feeling bored and cooped up on a day off, I grab my camera bag and head out to play with it. It's a great excuse to get out, enjoy some fresh air and look at the world in a different way.

It's also meant I've witnessed the changing of the seasons as summer turned to autumn and autumn gave way to winter. 

A grey Monday afternoon in December doesn't necessarily sound like the ideal photo opportunity, but I ventured out nonetheless and snapped a few pictures.

Despite being two in the afternoon, the day had an eery quality to it, with the faintest hint of mist and a empty greyness.

Through the autumn, I enjoyed capturing the colours of the trees - rich reds and oranges as the leaves changed. Now they're bare, I love the way the branches stand out against a cloudy sky - dark lines swirling against the background.

Bare branches of tree in winter

And for the most elegant of photo subjects? Well it has to be the swans, floating serenely up the river and their cygnets maturing from ugly ducklings to fully grown adults.


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