Okay, so maybe I was a bit premature last month when I was rather dismissive of the “snowfall” we’d had.
For we’re now in the middle of what’s being described as an “extreme weather event”, with temperatures dropping to lows that haven’t been seen for years, up to 40mph winds (or so they predict) and “significant” quantities of snow being dumped on us.
All right, maybe its not that spectacular compared to what some countries have had or are experiencing, but for here its still a bit unusual. Certainly for the past few years anyway.
As usual of course, my particular part of the world seems to be getting away with it fairly lightly (so far at least) but neverthless the event still had to be documented.
Leastways, that was the argument I used to persuade myself to venture out into it.
Which I did, after spending the best part of the day mulling over whether or not I could really be bothered.
Consequently, it wasn’t until dusk was approaching that I got myself kitted up (minimum photo kit, maximum protective clothing!) and sauntered out.
Along to the proximity of the local hostelry actually (ho hum).
So after firing off a few shots I repaired thereto for some warming refreshment, finding it a very friendly and obliging establishment.
Only snag was, they’d run out of whisky (oh pooh!) so I had to resort to brandy.
I don’t know why I don’t visit there more often though I s’pose its cos I’m not really that much into socialising.
Anyway, I’ve now uploaded to Flickr the meagre fruits of this first little jaunt… and if the snow lasts there’ll probably be a few more to come.
One thing I did discover was the irritation of taking pics whilst its still snowing, albeit very lightly/finely. The damn stuff keeps messing up the lens, ruining numerous shots that would otherwise have been quite acceptable.
Windscreen wipers for lenses maybe?
The other thing I discovered was how dramatically the overall colour tone of a shot can be changed by the street lighting etc, and one’s proximity thereto (something I’d not particularly noticed before in the various after-dark shots I’ve done in the town centre).