White Christmas Day

Firstly may I wish a Happy Christmas Day to those of you that celebrate it.


Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro
Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 macro.


I really can't remember the last Christmas Day I saw where the reality matched the Christmas cards. Last night a few miles from here the weather station at Pershore recorded -17 celcius. Records are being broken everywhere in the UK. However in the scale of things that doesn't mean much since records only began in 1890. 


Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro
Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 macro.


Whether this means climate change (Global Warming seems somewhat inappropriate!) is a reality or whether its just a combination of circumstances I cannot say. However it is obvious that as a country we are not prepared for weather this extreme. Despite this being the third winter in a row where we have had a spell of weather like this, there still seems to be no preparation by those who are responsible for keeping our transport system open. While such severe weather can defeat even the best plans, we really should do better than this.


Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton


It does however provide some amazing photographs. These pictures are all taken at a local lake and country park. The water is frozen solid and the sailing club needs an icebreaker to resume its activities.


Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro
Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 macro. Multi image stitched Panorama. 


There is a forecast for an improvement next week with temperatures moving above zero. We can only hope that happens.


Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro
Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 macro.


Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
Panasonic GH2 Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton


Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 Macro
Panasonic GH2 Olympus 50mm f/2 macro.


Words - David
Images - David and Ann