I am continuing my theme of moorland farms and I'm sure you will notice a big difference here! Today, well into spring and the lambing season, snow has been spinkling over the countryside like sugar from a sifter! It was 5-6 cms deep this morning but an increased warmth has meant a big thaw. It won't last!
This particular farm very clearly demonstrates why many of the farms are situated in dips. They are nicely protected from the bad weather, particularly winds which can sweep across these moorland without much being checked.
In the b/g with a pretty sprinkling of snow is Boulsworth Hill. In front of it is Lancashirre, beyond it is North Yorkshire.
Many thanks for your visit.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of this photograph. :-)
pp sharpened, adj. levels, added borders and signed
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Valerka (8171) 2008-03-23 9:39
What snowy spring, ah?
Nice to look at, despite the missing blooms.
gracious (20025) 2008-03-23 10:23
So spring is finally here for you!
very beautiful with a thin layer of snow that covered the land!
good pov with clarity, nice colour and details!
may be getting rid of the bit of noice will be even better! just a thought, hope you do not mind!
japiey (10163) 2008-03-23 10:26
Spring blooms and the snow dances ...
Beautifull shot, superb tones.
All the best , dear friend.
Enjoy the days..
Glint (6171) 2008-03-23 11:05
so you got your snow picture?, I knew you wouldn't be able to resist going out to get one. This is a simple and pleasant shot. I like its simplicity with the key notes in the matching colours of house and tree line.
ps i got jealous as we don't have snow here in the low lying field of the Solway, so we drove over to the North Pennines and the Alston Moor to find us.Not had time to upload them yet to see what i got.
romanaa (7984) 2008-03-23 11:09
it is he same here, the weather is crazy, the forecast for this evening is 30 cm of fresh snow in some parts of the country (not the mountains).
Lovely shot with several white and brouwn layers , though I would like to see the green grass and daffodils. :-)
x-ray (104) 2008-03-23 16:26
Nice shot, missed the snow where I live due to having to work! well exposed nice crisp exposure on the snow
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-24 10:32
Ciao Beverly ,
another nice shot of this countrisde ,
this time still with the snow.
good composiction with deilcate colrs an light .
gunbud (34066) 2008-03-25 19:34
The light dusting of spring time snow brings out all the lovely details of this lovely countryside scene. The old farmhouse fills this frame wonderfully as it looks towards the high rolling hillside.
macondo (19453) 2008-03-26 3:51
Bit of a change from your recent sunny posts. This one works well because of the well proportioned composition, with the several diagonals breaking up the picture vertically in a very pleasing way. You have placed the house in the right spot, and retained just enough colour and detail to make this a very pleasing lat (very) winter scene. The pale light is very well captured, and the hint of noise in the sky seems to enhance the scene, really. Perhaps the frame is a little overdone.
feather (51130) 2008-03-27 7:19
I just discovered your gallery and see from your intro we have a lot in common. I too am an ex-teacher as well as a northerner, but a white rose, not a red one.:)
You were able to take advantage of the recent inclement weather and catch that rare sight these days of snow in England. The Lancashire Moors seem very similar to the NY ones near to my home. I like all the sloping parallel layers here. The farmhouse is perfectly situated in the frame on a third. Well done
skellywag (887) 2008-03-27 10:03
Hi Beverley, I do like your theme of farmhouses. We are lucky to live in a part of the country whee they are so old and attractive. I like this shot with the buildings nestling into the moorland. Built there for protection. Keep on the good work. Regards, Jean
pablominto (53746) 2008-04-01 2:09
A fine documentary of considerable snowfall this late in March!
A well composed presentation with fine details but I miss the lambs, hehehe...
LamCam (3603) 2008-04-02 4:36
I like the gentle colours, strong diagonals and the 'low-profile' farmhouse in this typical wintery scene. I always feel sorry for the young lambs when these late spells of snow and hail fall - made worse by the persistent winds this year - but I suppose they are tougher than they look!
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-04-21 11:29
Hello Beverley, I spotted this one the other day when perusing your gallery and liked what I saw.
The snow has offered a light which is so typical of the Pennines.The thin covering of snow allows the contours to show through.
I like the lines running across the shot,they help to make a good composition.
I really like this one,tfs.
P.S.I am adding this to my favourites.
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-05-05 3:41
Bev, I am glad of course that the spring has arrived but the snow there as here gives a new dimension to the landscape. The crossing lines in this shot, the hill lines and the fence all work well to make this a pleasing one and the variations in the lack of color in the hardwood trees is also very nice. Fine capture.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Casio Exilim EX-S100
- Exposure: f/6.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Farmhouses, Views Around Trawden [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 9:38
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