Sunday Dinner in the Snow
I woke up Sunday morning and it was raining. When I checked later on it was snowing.
There were other commitments which I had for the day but I had to capture the moment. I opened my living room window and started taking pictures. Since London does not have as much snow as the rest of England it was something which had to be captured. Others were enjoying the snow and went outside to feel it and play in it.
As soon as I sorted my self out I moved on to my commitments and captured a few pictures of the new stadium being built in Tottenham.
My tasks for Sunday were completed so I now had time to take pictures. It was still snowing but not as heavy. This was my chance to get out and compose images. There was a fox trying to find something to eat and a crow annoying the fox. The advantage of having a zoom lens meant that I could watch how things played out and compose each shot. After anticipating what would happen next the shutter was pressed at just the right moment.
The fox had decided that it wanted the crow to be a hot Sunday dinner but the crow was not having any part of that plan.
This fox was healthier than others that I have seen in Tottenham. It had a thick healthy coat.
The fox continued searching in the ice for something to eat.
Food was found in the ice and the fox started eating a cold meal. The fox remained standing whilst eating and was watching everything around it. It was quite vigilant. Those teeth are sharp!
It was getting dark but I still had plans to go to other places and take pictures. I moved into Bruce Castle Park to take some pictures. The park had people. There seems to be a fascination with the snow that makes people go out and enjoy it. Being a weekend makes it more fun for the children.
The above picture was to capture the richness of the leaves against the white surroundings. The colours have been slightly saturated (vibrant) to emphasize the colours. The poor quality picture below was to capture the five squirrels looking for food on the ground. I tried several shots but could not improve on the quality. The branch of a tree was shading the squirrels and making the darkening situation difficult to take pictures.
The picture below is of the Oak Tree that is more than 500 years old. It was first converted to black and white and aged photo was selected from a software setting. By the way there is a large tree trunk in the foreground.
I had a plan but the unseen sun was going down. I continued taking pictures inside Bruce Castle Park. There was no point in trying to go somewhere else.
This above picture was taken of the back of Bruce Castle Museum. The thrill of the snow makes you forget about the cold. I was wearing a thick glove holding an umbrella so I only had one hand free to manage the camera.
Across the road from the park was All Hallows’ Church. The colours have been saturated.
I decided to take another picture of the Oak tree. On the left I included the leaves from another tree to add colour to the picture.
It was time to go. It was cold. I was not playing in the snow so I was feeling it. I captured a picture of the front of Bruce Castle Museum whilst leaving the park. There was an event happening. I did not stop to find out what.
After leaving the park I noticed Alexandra Palace in the distance. It would be dark soon so I decided to use my zoom lens to capture a few pictures of Alexandra Palace. The picture was quite grainy but interesting. You can see quite a lot of figures playing in the snow. It is amazing what fun you can have with the simple things in life.
On Monday morning I had to drive to a funeral in Aylesbury. There is a lot of snow outside London which had no intention of leaving any time soon. It was a heart warming Celebration of Life and I only had free time to take pictures when I was at the grave side. The sun was trying to shine through the clouds but it was very faint.
I first set out to capture images and moved on to compose images when I had time to dedicate to the task. I also had a plan of where to go and what I wanted to take pictures of.