The Crying Willow

The Old Willow

On the banks of the Great Myree, the old willow, now bent and crooked with age, shed a single tear. It froze one cold winter’s night, and has remained so through summer heat and seasons rainfalls for countless years. Like fossilised amber the tear shall remain as long as the old willow shall stand.

December 2017, Staffordshire England.

Two Visions of Narnia

Visions of Narnia

I just stepped out the wardrobe, back from Narnia, where I have two visions. The top image is colour balanced via the shadows and midtones with a cutout filter added, the bottom image as I originally saw it with very little editing. Do you have a preference? Click on images for a closer look.

Visions of Narnia

December 2017, The Other Side of The Wardrobe, Narnia

Frozen Burdock

Frozen Burdock Seedhead

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Photographs of Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus) seedhead, taken December 2016, local field margin, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

The Larder Is Now Empty

Sweet Chestnut kernal

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Photograph taken December 2016, local woodland, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

A Beautiful Chiller

Frozen Rose

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The past couple of nights we have had some pretty heavy frosts here, and the rose blooms that were tempted to come out in the milder weather and which had begun to decay in the damp atmosphere now look like they have just come out the refrigerator. Frozen popsicles they may be, but they are also frozen little wonders.

Frozen Rose

Frozen Rose

Frozen Rose

Photographs taken December 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

On A Winter’s Day

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Photograph of  Robin (Erithacus rubecula), taken December 2016, local canal, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

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Photograph taken December 2016, local woods, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.