Posts tagged ‘Winter’

Arty Lake Inari

I’ve experimented a bit in post-processing with the three images below. The idea was to create a set of arty digital photographs that hopefully depict some of the key elements of the beautiful winter landscapes around frozen Lake Inari – the gloomy blue half-light, the icy-cold stillness and the promise of a warm welcome visible in the distance:

  1. “Blue Horizon”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

2. “Frozen Tracks”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

3. “Homeward Bound”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Winter Flora

A set of images showcasing the various wonderful shapes, textures and colours of flowers and plants in Winter:

All these shots were taken on a recent visit to Ness Gardens with my Canon 50mm F1.4 USM. I haven’t had this lens long (in fact only since Christmas) but it’s rapidly becoming one of my favourites. That F1.4 really opens up a host of creative possibilities…..:0).

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2013). All rights reserved.

Winter Church

There is something about churches and graveyards in the snow that I find particularly fascinating. I think it has something to do with those stereotypical Christmas card images that show churches nestled, all warm and cosy, in some idyllic English countryside landscape. Not that the three shots below would be suitable for a Christmas card – well perhaps the first one would – I think they are all too wintry and sombre for that.

Winter Church 1 Winter Church 2 Winter Church 3

Apparently there has been a church on this site since the 12th Century, and there is some evidence that there could have been one even earlier. The current church, St Bartholomew’s, was consecrated in 1886 by the Bishop of Chester (within whose Diocese it resides) and is a fine example of Victorian gothic-revival architecture. The church is built entirely of local sandstone.

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2013). All rights reserved.

Winter Woods In Abstract

We went for a walk around Storeton Woods earlier today, to take some shots of the wintry conditions here on the Wirral.

I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have another go at the “vertical panning” technique I first posted about here.

Winter Woods Abstract 1 Winter Woods Abstract 2 Winter Woods Abstract 3 Winter Woods Abstract 4 Winter Woods Abstract 5 Winter Woods Abstract 6

I’m really quite pleased with the way these have turned-out. I think the muted colours and ghostly “blur” add to the stark wintry feel. 

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2013). All rights reserved.

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