“I drive past this location on a daily basis and it usually looks pretty ordinary, but the snow, mist and lovely colours really turned this into something else,” says David Raynham, who photographed the magnificently wintery scene above on a morning in late December in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.
The Snowdonia Mountains look especially beautiful in Colin Price’s image taken on a clear December day. While driving through Pen-y-Pass on a day out, Mr Price saw the scene from near the village of Capel Curig and couldn’t resist getting a shot.
Tim Melling saw an opportunity to photograph a scene similar to those famously depicted in art by Joseph Farquharson, who was known for his nostalgic paintings of sheep in snow at sunset. “I have always thought sheep in snow to be quite photogenic,” says Mr Melling, who adds he is a fan of Farquharson’s paintings. “I quite liked the tree silhouette and the Pennine backdrop,” he says.
John 'Flick' Purchase says the residents of Nottingham narrowly missed out on a white Christmas, but that snow arrived on Boxing Day. He wanted to make the most of the downfall with a trip to Dorket Head in Nottingham with his daughter, where he took this stunning shot.
A formation of Brent Geese slice across the sky at Frampton Marsh in Lincolnshire in this image by "Petersrockypics". “[Brent Geese] overwinter in the UK where they remain until spring, and their Arctic breeding grounds have thawed out.”
Sarah Brooks went out at dawn to photograph the sunrise over farmland in Somerset. “As it was my birthday I thought I'd head out and watch the sun come up. No kids, frost under foot, just me, some deer and a crisp winter sunrise. A perfect start to the day.”
Jim Frost photographed Morven summit in the Cairngorms during a thaw between snowfalls. He says: “I had stopped to get some pictures of some ptarmigan on the way up and as I got closer to the top the light started to get that ‘winter's afternoon’ glow. I was walking around the summit to try and get a good composition and this appeared.”
Ken Jensen’s magnificent “star trail” image, with the bizarre Brimham Rocks near Harrogate, in the foreground, was achieved with 47 consecutive photos, each taken with a 60-second exposure, merged together. “To get a nice star trail shot it is nice to have a focal point such as the rock formations in this photograph. Secondly a good clear night when the stars are showing,” he says. “You need to find the pole star Polaris, around which all of the stars appear to revolve. It is however the movement of the earth that you are actually capturing as it revolves.”
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