The weather in Scotland this winter has been so dull and miserable that I thought I would have another look through my archives from last winter.
This was taken on a very dark and cold night in December, 2010 when the temperature in New Lanark was minus 13°C. It was difficult to achieve a good viewpoint using my tripod so that's a snow covered wall in the right foreground. But you can see that the River Clyde is frozen over and the buildings of New Lanark are glowing - the only sign of life or warmth in the place.
Shot in RAW using a 15 second exposure and converted and edited in PSE6.
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bayno (18344) 2012-01-08 5:01
Hi John, beautiful landscape...i feel cold just to look, last light of the day and you well managed with a perfect exposure, i notice that you shot with different camera and with my lovely 10/22, great depth, warm regards, Valter
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-01-08 5:17
Hello John - The warm colours of the buildings and lights shine out like beacons into the blue winter landscape. A beautifully managed shot, the wall is a little distracting but short of hanging over it and risking a very cold swim there was not much to be done. Unusually for you, you have a couple of dust spots in the sky which you must have overlooked (not a criticism just a comment)The colours are beautifully rendered and quite exquisite. Too bad you are having such a dull winter. 30c here and very hot. Warm regards Rosemary
ThierryA (6686) 2012-01-08 5:17
Nice winter picture. I like this ice blue with the golden light of the houses.
Have a good day,
holmertz (56075) 2012-01-08 6:38
In a way I don't really want to be reminded of last winter. It was far too long and too cold. But if it's done in a way as nice as this, all right. The trees all covered by frost, the lamps shining in the early evening on this day just two weeks before winter solstice, the many tones of grey and blue are all quite enchanting.
JFS (32459) 2012-01-08 8:01
Magic shot my friend, it is so nice that looke like unreal! A beautiful souvenir of 2010! Thanks for sharing!
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2012-01-08 9:01
Hello John, nice winter photo here. Well shot in low light. I like it!
faletiz (10377) 2012-01-08 9:26
beautiful winter landscape. The light is wonderful and the colors very well managed. Excellent composition.
Royaldevon (40988) 2012-01-08 11:48
It is hard to remember just how cold it was at that time but we experienced temperatures of -15° in Cumbria.
I like the bluey grey colours which project a really COLD effect, especially when they are contrasted with the warmth of the lit areas.
Your pov uses the lead of the Clyde nicely and Peter would be so proud of you, having that good f/g triangle, which helps give a fine sense of depth.
The trees really do look attractive with their Christmassy covering.
My warm regards,
bostankorkulugu (42466) 2012-01-08 12:02
i dont like winter at all... but i wish i was there right now, to take an evening stroll through the snow covered trees... beautiful shot john...
saxo042 (37908) 2012-01-08 23:26
With this picture you make it very clear that winter is more beautiful when there is snow and a clear sky. A fantastic picture with all the blue colours. The illuminated builings add a contrasting warmth to the view.
emka (102484) 2012-01-08 23:42
Again fabulous view from the last winter. I like this composition very much All is white except this building and warm light here and there. The thick wall of trees is just marvelous. Fantastic light management. Nice to see winter landscape, even only on photos.
Have a nice week
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-01-10 0:44
Morning John, Great photo of this very cold winter scene, love the small glow of street lights in amongst the icy trees. The river looks splendid with its layers of ice. Weather is certainly a lot milder this year so far, who knows what's round the corner. Cheers Iain.
delpeoples (59184) 2012-06-09 2:28
This is superb. I love the icy blue caste to the image, it really sets the scene. The frozen water is something I've never witnessed on this side of the globe, so in addition to being very beautiful, your photo is a real novelty for me and quite fascinating. Amazing textures, nice lines and perspective and good contrast with the warmer lights.
dudipeter (285) 2013-02-23 8:25
Zdjęcie wspaniale oddaje zimowy klimat.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (26138)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Tiffen 77mm UV Protector
- Exposure: f/14.0, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 4:40