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Here on the North Devon coast in the south-west of England we have escaped the snow and ice the rest of Britain has had in excess. However last Friday, 18th Dec, provided us with some snowflakes. It was weird walking on snow on the beach!

Couldn’t resist a shot of these two furry Exmoor ponies that roam the National Trust hill behind the beach at Woolacombe Bay. Semi-wild, the ponies usually scatter when they see people, but were quite happy today to soak up the last rays of the sunshine and pose beautifully. A tough, hardy native breed, their winter coats consist of a double layer to keep them warm.

Talking of tough, hardy breeds there were still a few surfers in the water too!

Olympus E 510
39mm (14-42mm kit lens)
f/13 1/100 ISO 200
Raw conversion/Elements 7

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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 4 years ago

    I wish you a Merry Christmas with warm family:)

    Greeting from Bangkok. Your artwork so stunning & creative, I love it.
    My friends; which I have so tight time but feel happy to join— please accept my visit instead to reply anytime:)
    Hug someone you love everyday…
    Best regards,

  • Thank for your kind wishes. Merry Xmas to you and yours. Lorraine xx

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • helen conibear
    helen conibearabout 4 years ago

    Just lovely!

  • thank you Helen. Love the snow but it’s stopping me travelling at the moment – Birmingham end! Merry Xmas and New Year.

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Lorraine and has to be a fave. And may I wish you and yours the Compliments of the Season.x x

  • Thank you Catherine. Seasons Greetings to you and Richard, and prosperous New Year. xx

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Superb winter scene Lorraine. Best wishes from Anna and myself!

  • Cheers, Bob. Exmoor ponies are just too cute! Season’s Greetings to you and Anna. xx

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Octavarium
    Octavariumabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Lorraine. Beautifully framed

  • many thanks Marc. Just wish the snow wasn’t stopping me from travelling north for xmas today – Birmingham end! Have a great Xmas and New Year!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Neilm
    Neilmabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful with so much to look at – it wasn’t just the ponies that were hardy Lorraine!!!! hehehe BBRRRRRRR

  • cheers Neil. Brummies are a tough lot! Have a great Xmas and New Year!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    stunning lorraine

  • thank you kindly. Have a great Xmas and New Year!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 4 years ago

    Superb ‘scape’ Lorraine.

    All the best for Christmas and 2011.

  • Thank you so much. Happy New Year!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • photosecosse /barbara jones
    photosecosse /...about 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL image shot in great light, I would expect to see this published on a calendar next year !!

  • many thanks for your kind comments. I will get round to producing calendars next year, though I’ve got some exciting local projects for 2011. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyabout 4 years ago

    The light is lovely.

  • thank you, much appreciated. Happy New Year!

    – Lorraine Parramore

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