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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sky Watch: Wintry Sun

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Today's "Sky Watch" image shows a weak wintry sun attempting to make itself visible through thin cloud behind the tower on the summit of Hartshead Pike.

The snow in the field is not very deep but that is because the strong winds had blown it into deep drifts against boundary walls and in nearby lanes. On my walk on that particular day along the top section of Lily Lanes, I had to plunge through snow drifts three to four feet deep in places!

The black line separating the sky from the ground is actually a dry stone wall that runs along the top of the ridge.

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  1. It does look soooo cold!! Terrific capture of wintry skies! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!


  2. Great angle and content. Does look rather miserable there Hope it improves.

  3. It looks like it's full of snow, ready to fall! Beautiful sunburst! =)

  4. Stunning picture!!

    cheers from Uruguay :)


  5. How perfect a composition you have taken. Love everything about it. Very striking.

  6. I really like your composition of this photo. great capture! it looks so cold but pretty!

  7. The photo suggests a story - beautifully captured and composed.

  8. Stunning picture!!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 22

  9. Fantastic picture! The sun, the tower and the horse. Ought to be a story there somewhere.

  10. What a lovely shot - as pretty as a postcard!

  11. Great composition. I like the silhouette of that horse.
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Lovely picture - but brrrrr ! You look as chilly as we are in Alberta!

  13. Thank you for the positive comments! I only had one shot at this! I had spotted the composition offered by the tower and the horse and positioned myself to take what I thought was a good shot.

    I would normally have taken more pictures, changing the position, angle, zoom, etc. so that I could later pick the best shot. However, after taking the first picture the horse started walking towards me, which is very nice but doesn't make for a good photo!

    I did also manage to get some shots of the horse's companion at the bottom of the field, which I may post here later.

  14. A very interesting photo with the green in the horizon.The pony needs a winter blanket! Brrr!


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