The thaw

Another winter’s day and another glorious frosty morning! I had hoped to capture some photographs of the birds among the frost, something I have attempted and failed at several times before. Unfortunately, as is often the case in wildlife photography, my plans did not quite work out once again! It wasn’t until the sun was…

Plunging temperatures

Yesterday was the coldest night of the year so far. Here on the Welsh coast in Aberystwyth we are protected from much of the coldest weather by a warming breeze coming from the sea, even so last night’s temperatures plunged to well below zero. Beneath a clear cloudless sky the scene was set for a…

A frosty start…

Whilst I am not a fan of the long, dark & cold days of winter I do love those occasional bright mornings where the sun is shining yet the air is still bitingly cold. It is both invigorating and beautiful and creates the perfect conditions for frost to form. As the ground temperature drops below…

Spring Freeze

It is now the beginning of March with the promise of Spring just around the corner, but you could be forgiven for thinking we are still in the very depths of winter, with temperatures plummeting into sub zero figures and snow and ice covering much of the country. Whilst times are tough for us, with…

The art of nature

Another bright morning, but this time the air was bitingly cold and the ground crunched underfoot. A sharp drop in temperatures overnight had caused a blanket of frost to emerge. Aside from birds, frost is certainly one of my favourite things to photograph. I find it fascinating hunting the undergrowth for the different shapes and…

Cold feet

With the temperature hovering just a couple of degrees above freezing and clear skies, yesterday we were guaranteed a frosty start. Whilst it wasn’t quite as thick and dazzling a frost as that of a few weeks ago it was nevertheless worth getting up a little earlier with camera in hand. Rather than focus on…

Numb fingers

All winter I have been waiting for a good frost and this morning it finally arrived! It was a lovely crisp day, and the early morning sunshine made the icy ground sparkle with colour – perfect conditions for some frosty photographs. These were taken with my Canon EOS 70D 17-35mm lens + macro extension tubes….