Work Cancelled! (so a walk in the snow will do)

Due to the snow fall, the college i was supposed to be working at has temporarily closed, so i thought i may as well head out with my camera for a while. I decided to walk around the nearby fields, and left it fairly late as i hoped i might get a good sunset. Alas, even though it was sun interspersed with snow showers, the snow came at just the wrong time.

The snow was deeper than anything we’ve had around here for years, perhaps 14-16 inches (35-40 cm) Not deep compared to some countries, but not bad for here.

To start with i decided to try using the Lensbaby Composer with the pinhole optic. I’ve not had much opportunity to use it recently, and thought an aged looking pinhole photo may look good in these conditions.


Taken using the pinhole optic in a Lensbaby Composer.

Due to the snow i decided it wasn’t such a good idea to be swapping lenses over too often, so changed back to my regular zoom lens for the rest of the photos.


A lone tree dominates the skyline.

In a brighter moment i captured a nice detail of berries in the hedgerow.


Berries holding out against the winter snow.

It started to snow again so i went into the nearby woodland for a little shelter. The sky started turning pink through the trees so i grabbed a shot hoping it was going to be the start of a good sunset. Unfortunately it was clouded over again within a couple of minutes.


What i hoped was the start of a good sunset was unfortunately brought to a swift end as the clouds came over with more snow.



About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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2 Responses to Work Cancelled! (so a walk in the snow will do)

  1. I like the way the first photo looks as though it is a still from an old film reel. It adds character and a sense of anticipation, almost as if the scene will begin to move on its own.

    • PurpleT says:

      I’m glad you see it that way. I like the effect of the lens, and often feel it demands an old fashioned look.
      I hadn’t specifically thought of film reel before, but yes, i see what you mean…..

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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