A Smattering of Snow…

We don’t usually get much snow here in London so on the rare occasions it does snow, however minimally, I try to capture it as best I can. We woke up this morning to a fine layer of soft slushy stuff that soon started to melt underfoot, so even though it was dull and dreich and still snowing slightly I took my camera out for a walk to see what I could find.

This young couple walked past just at the right moment to place themselves in the centre of my frame…

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And this poor partially-built snowman was missing his head, sitting abandoned and unfinished towards the edge of the frame…

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It’s not deep snow by anyone’s standards; a mere smattering, barely enough to warrant being called a covering. I grew up  in the North of Scotland where six-foot snow-drifts weren’t unheard of, but this is London, and for London, this is about the snowiest it gets! Apparently it’s due to freeze tonight, too, so it will probably be a lot brighter weather-wise, not to mention colder and crisper tomorrow, so maybe I’ll try again…

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Nevertheless I do think the grey dullness of these particular shots creates a beautifully moody monochrome effect, even though all these images were taken in vivid colour 🙂

Wanstead Flats, Leystonstone, East London

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4 thoughts on “A Smattering of Snow…

  1. Val December 12, 2017 / 1:47 am

    Looks nice and warm compared to what we have here in mid-Wales at the moment (but nothing like Scotland’s depth of snow.)
    The couple in the top photo add a bit of perspective that gives it a bit of contrast. I do like your photos. I’m following your blog now. (I came over via Dan Antion’s blog, by the way.)

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