To a Snowdrop

colour, landscape and nature

Being in the Lake District, it seems appropriate to post a Wordsworth poem.snowdrop

Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they

But hardier far, once more I see thee bend

Thy forehead as if fearful to offend,

Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day

Storms sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay

The rising sun, and on the plains descend;

Yet art though welcome, welcome as a friend

Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May

Shall soon behold this border thickly set

With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing

On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;

Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,

Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring,

And pensive monitor of fleeting years.

(William Wordsworth)

Winter ice

abstract, colour, Colour, landscape and nature

Perhaps it’s because there have been so many ice bubble photographs, I thought I’d do something icy.

This is some ice that had formed in the garden, shot through a reverse 22mm lens. It was shot at 1/400s, and ISO at 3200. Since the lens wasn’t connected to the camera, there was no control over the aperture.

Ice

Post production was a slight crop and a slight colour balance adjustment on the blue midtones.