Saturday, 30 January 2010

January Photographs

Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

Looking back through the photographs that I took in January, I am surprised to see how many of them have clear blue skies in the background - like the one above showing the London Eye. The first two weeks of the month brought more snow than we normally see in this part of the world. At times travel was very difficult and hazardous. I would have liked to take more photographs of snowy scenes but work got in the way. At this time of the year, I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.

The best snow pictures that I managed were of the church at Hatton in Warwickshire. This is on my way to work. I was approaching it one morning when I realised that the sun would be falling on the church and producing a great photo opportunity. I stopped for a few minutes and managed this shot:

Hatton, Warwickshire

If you look carefully, you will see that I even managed to get the moon into the shot.

I wanted to get a photograph of the poplar tree in our garden in the snow. I had hoped that the snow would settle on it but that did not happen. I did manage to photograph it while it was actually snowing with this result:

Poplar Tree - January

This is one of a series of photographs that I am taking. I am taking one every month for a year to show how the tree changes with the seasons.

I wonder what Feburary will bring. I am hoping for more snow - the days will be longer and so there will be more photographic opportunities.

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