Serenity in the Snow
Snow is infrequent in the UK. That’s a shame as I had long wanted to take a photograph of this particular tree in winter. It stands alone just on the ridge of a local hill on farmland near Tamworth, my home town. This December, however, the conditions were just right with a white snow-filled sky and elements of the ploughed field poking out above the shroud of snow. I captured some wonderful pictures full of contrast, but as I was cleaning my lens, a gull swooped into the shot. I quickly removed my hand and fired off a few shots. When I looked back, I smiled. The position of the bird was perfect and helped capture the peace and tranquillity of the scene.