Monday, 11 March 2013
White as Snow
Blippers (Earthdreamer) had issued advice (it was about cycling but applies equally to walking in my opinion) to always go against the wind when you first set out so that you have to put in all the effort at the beginning of your cycle ride (and walk) and can coast home at the end when you're tired. But no, I went with the wind and thus had a most pleasant stroll down our little lane, camera at the ready.
My walk back home into the wind was as far from fun as it's possible to get. The snow was straight into my face, my hands were freezing (no gloves!), the rest of me wasn't much warmer and the camera (under my coat to keep it comfy!) was hitting my hip bone. And all I could think was that it would make such a good and atmospheric picture. A dark figure huddled over disappearing into the snowstorm. Very Casper David Friedrich and I think Monet did it once too! A bit of a cliche, granted, but such images become cliches for a good reason. However I wasn't prepared to risk the camera and I've also not quite read the instructions about timers and the like on my new model!
Since then it has been snowing on and off almost continually and it's great to watch it, this time from the comfort of my warm and cosy studio.