Snow, Cold and Wind
In December 2017 Tottenham had a short snow flurry. In February 2018 Tottenham experienced snow, very cold weather and a wind that chilled to the bones. The cold spell has lasted more than three days and has the title the “Beast from the East”. Storm Emma is now the in thing. The snow has melted and this is all history. This was a good opportunity for taking pictures.
Getting around on foot was the best way to capture the moment. The motorbike stayed exactly where it is.
The snow started at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. It had settled on the ground. I did not want to travel too far so I headed to Bruce Castle Park.
The sun continued to rise in the distance over the park.
I captured a few images and went back home. It started snowing. It was windy so the light snow was blowing all over the place.
I waited until it became clear before heading back out.
In the distance was Pigeons looking for food so I moved in closer.
The sun came out so I was able to catch the snow blowing in the wind in a picture.
I took advantage of the sunlight to capture another picture.
The following picture was meant to be of the sun going down but it suddenly became cloudy.
The next day was when it felt cold. I could feel it. I did not stay out too long.
Wrap up well before going out to take pictures. Keep the spare battery (if you have one) in your pocket.
For the Friday I stayed in and attempted to capture pictures of a fast moving bird, the Great Tit.
It never seems to stay in one place long enough to capture a good image. Several pictures were captured.
By Friday afternoon it started snowing again. I eventually went out at 2 a.m. Saturday morning to capture some pictures. It was dark but the street lights and the white snow made it look quite bright. And the camera ISO was 12800!
This was the last of the snow and the weather forecasters mentioned a rise in temperature which meant the snow would melt. I was up early Saturday morning to take pictures at Tottenham Hale.
I moved around Tottenham Hale Canal to capture images of live activities going on.
I zoomed to 1200 mm to capture the image of the Brown Rat.
I found a part of the canal which was frozen.
I captured a few more images of Geese before heading back home.
The snow was melting. I noticed Ducks and a Coot swimming in the stream.
Snow did not come for a long time in London. It eventually came and it stayed for a while. In the past I would go into London to take pictures when it snowed but everybody was already doing this. I still did not find time to get up to Alexandra Palace.
It was an enjoyable photographic mission. It is good to be back inside.