We’ve had some snow, but not much, but enough to build a snowman. Yeah!
Last night another dump of snow was forecast, followed by clearing skies and I geared myself up for a daybreak shoot, hoping to capture golden light on fresh snow. It didn’t happen as whatever snow showers were in my area passed me by.
Temperatures plummeted under clear night skies and instead of my planned early shoot; I set out a little later to hike up onto my local moors. I headed to a spot I like to visit in frosty conditions. It is full of dips and hollows that hold water. When it freezes an amazing array of patterns can form and sometimes I will spend a long time going in close and making the most of them. At a steady pace, it takes me about an hour to walk there.
I soon realised that there was more snow around than I had thought. Every dip and every hollow was full of snow without a sliver of ice to be seen. So I changed my plans again. Instead of photographing ice patterns, I amused myself photographing patterns in and on the snow.