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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 3 March 2014

WET SNOW. (03/03/14)

I had to go out at first light as the dogs had looked out and seen the ground white over. Whingeing away they were. It didn’t look too promising but the snow had stopped so out we went.

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_V0G8141 The sun tried to show it’s face and illuminated the tops of the pines.

_V0G8145 A little blue sky and not a breath of wind.

_V0G8138 It didn’t last long……Down came the snow again.

_V0G8139It’s a good job I like snow.

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_V0G8140 I switched to a macro lens for the last three as the 24mm is not water resistant and lumps of wet snow were falling off the trees.

I am having one more week here. I don’t think we will see a hard cold spell now. It’s getting a bit late in the year. I’ll head over towards Skye next week and see what that has to offer.

That’s all for today.

34 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian Your shot today are gorgeous. Love the mirror image in the 3 rd one and then seeing the falling snow on others. the 3 macro shots are wonderful. looking forward to seeing SKY.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I will wander toards the west and Skye. It may take a while to get there.

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  2. Good job the dogs got you out Adrian otherwise we would have missed out on seeing some lovely images. I like no.3 but the falling snow really makes no's 4 and 5.
    Don't give up on the snow yet, there's still plenty of time!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I almost didn't bother taking a camera. I'm did I did now.

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  3. How wonderful, Adrian ... Will very cold but the pictures are gorgeous!
    I love the last three with water drops.
    Happy Monday.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, it isn't cold when there is no wind. I did not need gloves.

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  4. Beautiful macro Adrian, and your going to Skye, it is full distilleries, the sort that helps you fall over.

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    1. Cheers Bob, I don't need help falling over but may get a bottle of Talisker as it's my favourite malt.

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  5. Brilliant brilliant photos today Adrian ~ just beautiful. I don't need to analyse each photo and dissect them ~ they are just a perfect set of Winter photos (postcard worthy) talk to that supplies store see if they want to be a bit entrepreneurial with your images.

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    1. Carol, I'm glad you enjoyed them.
      I don't think anyone bothers with postcards these days. The I-Phone has destroyed the market for them. The cost of a stamp doesn't help.

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    2. You would be surprised Adrian. I love postcards and have a postcard album and scrapbook every postcard I receive.

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    3. Carol, very few shops sell them in Great Britain. Even the greeting card shops are fast disappearing.

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  6. I like the bent over tree in the first image, however the HUGE reflection in image 3 is a beaut and the macro shots are stunning, you'll have to give your dogs an extra treat for dragging you out today.

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    1. Douglas I very nearly didn't bother with the camera. I'm glad I did it was a good hour.
      Snuffling in snow was the dogs treat.

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  7. Nie jestem miłośniczką zimy, od nas odeszła, ale może w każdej chwili wrócić. Zdjęcia zimowe są jednak bardzo ładne, a szczególnie topiący się śnieg na roślinach. Pozdrawiam.
    I'm not a fan of winter, since we left, but could return at any moment. Winter Photos, however, are very nice, especially the melting snow on the plants. Yours.

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    1. Giga, I'm glad you liked the snow in the pictures. I hope your winter has gone.

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  8. Really good pictures! I especially like the first one and the one with the big old pine tree when it is snowing.

    Your pictures look like March here. Yesterday and the day before I was outside barefoot. I woke up this morning and there was a smattering of snow/sleet on the deck.

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    1. David, I have got a bit stale but I enjoyed this morning. The sunset was pretty good as well. I'll post it later.

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  9. Since you like now, why didn't you come to Canada ? You made the best of your snow. the dogs had fun and you got some photos.

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    1. Canada and New Zealand are two places I regret seeing. It's too late now.

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  10. Beautiful post! You've caught very nice macros too.

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    1. Maria, it was a good trip out. In summer I usually take the 100mm macro out but here in winter there isn't much to see. Today proved me wrong.

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  11. Winter wonderfulness, picture perfect!

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    1. Glo, thanks. I would have liked frozen waterfalls and long icicles. It has been far too mild this winter.

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  12. I think a little snow give a better atmosphere to photos. Heavy snow makes everything look the same.

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    1. John, I am tempted to ski again but thank god the dogs preclude such nonsense.

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  13. Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing - over the sea to Skye... or perhaps you'll use the Kyle of Lochalsh bridge instead! Lovely pictures - especially the melt water on the pine needles.

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    1. YP, I don't speed anywhere. It was a good wander.

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  14. It's all really very nice, love that nature!

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    1. Laura, it beats painting sticks. Have fun my love.

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  15. Postcards are not over. Check out the Postcrossing website, also PostSecret. And the Redbubble website is a great way to make postcards from your own images. You can sell them too. I would love to buy some of these! Jean

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    1. Jean, a few fine art photographers do postcards but as a commercial proposition the days are all but gone.
      All my images are free. If you want to print them yourself let me know and I will reprocess then at A5 and 220dpi.

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  16. Don't often say this but I love the macro shots.

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    1. Jay, I enjoy taking macros. I like things revealed that aren't obvious with the naked eye.

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