Christmas Greetings

This will be my last post this side of the Christmas Holidays. So, before I go any further,  my Best Wishes to all of you reading this post whatever your persuasion or Faith. And that comes with hope that the New Year will bring us Peace and Renewal.

As I write, it is a dry crisp day with an overnight frost. A brief lull between waves of Atlantic Depressions that are sweeping across the country every other day – with more scheduled – bringing rain, high winds and misery for thousands with floods, downed power lines and disruptions to travel. The odd wintry snow flurry is promised in the days ahead but nothing truly seasonal.

But something wintry for you today by way of a couple of images taken in early January 2010 just on the edge of our village. The first one was converted to B&W because that seemed to suit the very wintry feel of this stand of Poplars with snow plastered onto the trunks.

DSC_4553_wpThe second shot taken within a couple of minutes in the same wooded area had a more delicate feel to it – an aged head of an Umbellifer – perhaps Cow Parsley, although rather bigger than usual, to which snow had clung. In this case the colour added a little extra.

Don’t forget to click on either image to see a higher quality enlargement

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Enjoy the Holiday period – see you all in the New Year with something New to tell you all about. It’s going to be called ‘iSighting’. That’s the only clue this side of 1 Jan!

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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32 Responses to Christmas Greetings

  1. A very nice pair of shots you’ve got here!

    My best wishes to you and your family, and I look forward to your new project!

  2. oneowner says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Andy. See you next year.

  3. Beautiful images Andy. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday.

  4. seekraz says:

    I love that row of poplars, Andy….beautifully rendered. Happy Christmas to you, as well….and be safe, whatever it is that you’re doing. 🙂

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Scott. Have a great Christmas. The most unsafe task I will attempt will be attacking a Turkey with a carving knife. Thankfully my prey will be dead but not cremated. All the best for Christmas to you and yours – see you in the New Year

      • seekraz says:

        Well be careful with that carving knife, Andy…I’m sure you know they can be slippery fellows sometimes. Best wishes for you, too…will see you after your break. 🙂

  5. vastlycurious.com says:

    The same to you Andy! Love the puff balls in the tree and the silent white soldiers.

  6. Pete Buckley says:

    I like the poplars – would make a great card! Happy Christmas.

  7. Chillbrook says:

    Merry Christmas Andy. Enjoy your holiday! 🙂

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Adrian. And the same to you too. Hope you all don’t get blown away in the storm – it’s about time we had some calm weather.

      • Chillbrook says:

        The storm is at its peak as we speak. I’ve just driven home through flooded roads, avoiding the large bits of tree partially blocking the route, to find thankfully, the electricity is still on an comforted by the fact that a tide surge will not be engulfing Roche. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for those in Mevagissey and others in similar towns when the tide hits its peak at around 8 tonight.. 😦

  8. janina says:

    The poplars — brrrrr…so cold! Love it!
    Merry Christmas to you too, andy. Keep clicking. See ya next year! 😛

  9. Len Saltiel says:

    Very nice photos to end the year Andy. Love the image of the poplars. Have a great holiday season and a great new years.

  10. rigmover says:

    Great shots Andy, have a great christmas.

  11. Great images, as always, Andy!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, my friend. 🙂

  12. Jim Nix says:

    that’s a beautiful scene Andy, captured well! enjoy your holidays mate!

  13. theaterwiz says:

    Awesome series! all the best to you and your family, have a great holiday

  14. Great photos, Andy. Best wishes for a Happy Holiday!

  15. ShimonZ says:

    peace and renewal is a very good blessing… best wishes to you and your environment… and may the pictures keep coming through…

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