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 upΒ  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 πŸ™‚

Wanstead Flats, Leystonstone, East London

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene – Take II

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Another old favourite from my archives…

The blue-grey serenity of an old tree-lined avenue captured in the freezing fog on a cold winter’s morning – ground crisp underfoot and the sharp air catching my breath, with me feeling like a solitary dreamer exploring this soft-veiled other-worldly landscape…

Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London, January 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Bank Holiday Fair

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Paying homage to the old traditions of the past with a small travelling fair on Wanstead Flats, East London this lovely Bank Holiday weekend – great fun and excitement for the local children, and a dash of vibrant colour to cheer us all upΒ  πŸ™‚

Apparently there have been travelling fairs setting up on Wanstead Flats since the end of the 18th Century.

Daily Prompt: Homage

Travel with Intent: Colourful