A Cold Post

coldpost2-201412We had our first proper frost of the season in southern England last night. I knew it was coming (I like to keep tabs on the weather forecast), so I decided last night that I would get up and out early this morning.

It was bitingly cold – my fingers felt the pain of the frost even though I had gloves on – and surprisingly the distraction of looking for photographic subjects didn’t stop me feeling the cold as it would usually do. Perhaps it was the shock of low temperatures after such a long period of relatively mild conditions.

There was much prettiness around: frost patterns on and around leaves; umbellifers adorned with hoar frost; back-lit beauties everywhere as the sun came up ……. and then I saw this fence post. It looked like it had been standing there helping to guard the field for years – slightly weathered and showing its age, but still steadfast and strong.

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24 thoughts on “A Cold Post

    • The frost has certainly brought out the beauty of this weathered post; a bit like people who stand out and sparkle in certain limited conditions but fade into the background most of the time šŸ™‚ Many thanks!

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    • It’s funny, I’ve photographed these particular posts in frost during previous Winters – but usually the tops where the hoar frost sits up nice and proud. I’m pleased I saw the detail in the body of the post this time. It certainly was worth the frozen fingers. Thanks, Andy.

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    • It’s ALWAYS worth making the effort to get up and out early on a frosty morn (even before breakfast šŸ™‚ ). What a lovely chance to see so much beauty. The fresh crisp air and quietness at that time sets one up nicely for the day too. Highly recommended. Thank you, Dave.

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  1. Hi, Whilst I can admire the beauty of this photograph, I am grateful it will be a few months before I get to see another frosty landscape here.
    I also admire your dedication to your craft by getting up early and enduring the biting cold so you could make the most of the photographic opportunities.

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    • We waited quite a while for the frost this year, Margaret – the weather having been very mild. I think it has been the warmest year on record in England.

      I do love to photograph frost and fog, so tend to make the effort to get out early before they clear. Many thanks, Margaret.

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