Winter was always my favourite season. At first mainly because both my birthday and Christmas are in winter, so I had a lot to look forwards to. Now, while I still look forwards to these things my winters feel more melancholy, which is fine by me as in winter you can always blame your un-cheerful dispositon on the weather. Winter feels with you, doesn’t force you to go out and meet people because it’s freezing cold and snow on the ground so you can just stay home, covered underneath a blanket and read books or catch up on the TV shows everyone talks about. That’s why I don’t like autumn and spring, winter doesn’t pretend that things are better than they are. Oddly enough I like summer, because summer means freedom, at least for now.
These photos were taken on the Christmas morning, I woke up and the garden was filled with snow. After breakfast I ventured outside to take pictures of the stunning icicles and managed to take some self portraits. I stupidly forgot the most important part of my tripod in Glasgow which made it completely useless, so I had to improvise. I propped up my camera on the stairs to my house and after some manoeuvring got a good angle. I would have preferred to get more snow on the pictures but due to these limitations I couldn’t. But I still got acceptable results, which only shows that you don’t need to have all fancy gear to take a good picture it’s just a bit more challenging.
All photos from this series are available as prints.
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Just when I thought the winter has ended here comes the snow. The weird weather in Glasgow never ceases to amaze me.
And just because it was snowing I decided to go and take some self-portraits on our roof. I also brought my umbrella to pose with, but in the end I ended up using it to protect my camera. Too bad I don’t have another one because it looked quite amusing. Unfortunately I didn’t bring a sticky tape so I whenever I wanted to look at the pictures or change settings I’d have to tweak the umbrella as well as it kept falling, I’m just thankful it wasn’t windy otherwise I wouldn’t risk it. Overall I took 160 pictures, deleted 90 (out of focus), had 20 good ones of which I picked my favourites which I put in this post. That’s why I prefer shooting models, I have a way higher success rate if I only concentrate on one thing. But this was fun, although freezing.