Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ice and snow

A recent spell of wintery weather brought a week of sub zero temperatures, some spectacular skies and the occasional 'interesting' moment as folk tried to go about their business as normal, ignoring the freezing conditions.

Tiptoeing around the island, sticking to main roads where possible, I was pretty much able to continue working throughout. My only "Eek!" moment being one dark evening when, on a particularly snowy single track lane, I encountered a snowplough coming in the other direction.

Here's a selection of photos of the week, taken during work and play.

After a day of being snowed and hailed upon whilst working in Orphir, it was lovely to experience a bit of blue sky just before sunset. At this point, I was still blithely unaware of my impending rendezvous with the snowplough.

A trip to Shetland and a wait for the boat home brought some photo opportunities. This is part of Lerwick harbour, with the small ferry from Bressay about to berth in Lerwick.

Across the other side of Shetland, a view of Scalloway Castle and some cloud reflections.

A panorama from home, looking northwestwards away from the sunrise. Clad only in dressing gown and slippers, it was an opportunity too good to miss.

A more 'gritty' photo than usual. One of the locals brings his work home with him.


Anonymous said...

Such huge skies! Great clarity of light too.

Imperfect and Tense said...

We don't have much light in Winter... but when we do... it makes up for all those long dark nights. Effectively, the photographer's Golden Hour last all day!

Mark said...

I can just imagine old Tense tootling around in dressing gown an slippers and going flat on his rear end! Seriohsly, beautiful photos. We just never get that around here in Lincoln. The last time snow settled was December 2010! Toodles, Mark.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Fortunately for me, and the eyes of the world, I was able to remain upright!

Spadger said...

Lovely pictures

Imperfect and Tense said...

Thank you, JD!