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2nd January 2009 – what a stunningly beautiful day! We’d had the heaviest snowfall that London has seen in the past 18 years or so. All public transport was a total shambles and the city of London came to a grinding halt as folk could not get to into the city / to the office.

Instead, people headed outdoors to enjoy the splendour of the day!! What a delight!

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  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJalmost 6 years ago

    Oh my! This is so beautiful !Wish i could be there and shoot some snow :)

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    Great winter scenery and capture !

  • he he … I couldn’t believe the bloke on the bicycles, but he seemed to be doing alright :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    great capture

  • thanks Antana :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    what a transformation the snow makes – brilliantly captured! sounds like you had heaps of fun

  • lol … I did have loads of fun, yes … though others went dippy on the day, skidding down hills on For Sale signs and snowbording in the woods and stuff … very funny :)
    (and missing a day in the office was a welcome godsend too :) )

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 6 years ago

    Love this capture of us humans coming back to nature and having to slow down and enjoy what we have around us. Almost reminds me of a victorian image.

  • Karen! I like your thinking!!! There’s been something about this shot which had a sort of “feel” and I couldn’t put my finger on it … you’ve just done it … how wonderful are you :)
    And yeah, mother nature simply “brings us back to earth” … lol

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Bettina, for your lovely comment about what i wrote, i just look and see what i feel about images sometimes and the above was immediate. it is a stunning elegant image. well done : )

  • spotsnospots
    spotsnospotsalmost 6 years ago

    It doesn’t happen hear often either, and hasn’t been this heavy at our place in about 12 years. This is gorgeous!

  • thank you Sandy :) glad you like :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 6 years ago

    Has a Norman Rockwell feel to it…I like playing in God’s gardens any time of year.

  • Von – that’s one hellova comment regarding this shot! What a delight!
    And yes, I hear … playing in god’s garden is what it’s all about :) …

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Dohmnuill
    Dohmnuillalmost 6 years ago

    I agree with Von McKnelly’s comment above, Bettina. The placement of the people is well done, and you can immediately appreciate their anticipation of a walk or ride.

  • Thanks so much Dohmnuill!!
    When I was there to photograph the scene I had no idea I was going to have such fabulous participants in the shot lol … certainly wasn’t expecting the bloke on his bike on such a snowy day! But what a delight to have them appear and “make” the image!!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenalmost 6 years ago

    I’m so glad you took your camera outside with you! I’m very drawn into your composition here. Real nice!

  • Thank you Kevin :) I’m glad you like it!!
    It the two lovely people in the shot who make it, I believe … I have another shot of the location, minus the individuals, and it simply does not have the same feel …
    The fact that I had my camera with me … well … it was the heaviest snowfall the London area had seen in 18 years … that was worth photographing! Spent 5 hours walking out there … had to defrost after, but was delighted with the entire experience :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

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