Last week of entries sent in for our wintry theme. There’s one gift most of us would love on Christmas morning – snow! Sadly that can’t be guaranteed, but instead you can look at these stunning pics of the white stuff adding some seasonal magic to our local scenery. It’s the final week of our winter theme and there have been some fantastic entries so far.
Snow makes children out of all of us. The wonder at a covering of the white stuff continues to be a joy into adulthood - and it makes for some pretty awe inspiring photographs today. If you had the chance - and the daring - to head into the Peak District during the latest snowfall at the weekend then you might have come across scenes such as this one, taken by John Leigh in Castleton. I love the subtle pink shades in the sky and how they contrast with the hard texture of the frozen ground below.
The Ambience is just right in this month’s winning photograph. Another month has passed and we have been really impressed with your entries for our light theme. The standard has been really high but of course there is only one winner. This month the prize of £25 goes to John Leigh with his image of light trails in Hillsborough. He got the ambience just right with his perfect exposure and the right amount of vehicles passing. His composition made for a great winning photo.
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