I’ve never liked English winters. They’re dark, rainy, and cold. I wouldn’t mind if they were sunny and cold, but they’re not. However, this December has proved me wrong; it’s been beautiful!!
The winter solstice was the clincher. The sunrise was one of the most beautiful I’ve seen, and I snatched up my camera and took a few quick snaps just to show the world :) It really did look like this! No added saturation or altered colour balance in sight, I just altered the curves and clarity in Lightroom.
Afterwards, we headed up to Bradgate Park near Leicester. It had become very cloudy, but from time to time there were fleeting bands of sunshine racing across the land. The colours were just gorgeous. In another few seconds it would be gone again. The land was an amazing combination of barren and beautiful.
The sun comes out properly for a few moments…
Fenton! The white blob in the photo below is a hyperactive spaniel. I couldn’t resist :)