Watery Winter Sun

A weak December sun tries to break through thick grey clouds one morning last week. The power lines this time are in silhouette rather than highlighted a silver colour by the sun, and combined with the almost leafless branches, emphasise the Wintery feel – even though it’s still not really that cold here yet.

21 thoughts on “Watery Winter Sun

    1. Yes – it would be good in many ways to have a mild Winter, especially after the last two or three harsh ones. I’m probably quite strange in needing a marker for the different seasons; it’s something quite innate. Reminds me of my childhood perhaps πŸ™‚


  1. Brrrr this photo does give the feeling of a cold blustery day. It’s been really mild here until this morning. Had a light snow last night and now it’s just above freezing. 35 degree difference from yesterday!


    1. Thank you Brandon. Yes – there’s something about this type of sky in Winter that reminds me of all sorts of things: the approach of Midwinter and the shortest day, and the festive season generally.


    1. Thank you Fergie. I have a liking for power lines I must admit. They fascinate me. I have a fondness for these traditional ones with wooden telegraph poles and steel wires connecting rural houses to the outside world.


  2. They are quite similar shot’s, and even though I really liked those streaks of silver on the previous one, I still think this one wins out because of the added element of the sun, how it adds a typical winter ‘feel’ to the shot – which is what you tried to highlight after all.


    1. Thank you for your comments on both images CV. It’s quite fascinating taking slightly different photographs of the same subject and comparing thoughts and feelings about them. Personally, I like the silver lining one for its aesthetic appeal and the way it captured that moment in time, and I like this one for its emotional pull and the way it takes me back to earlier memories of this time of year – as you say of a ‘typical winter’ scene. Many thanks.


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