Harrogate Photographic Society captures beautiful snowy scenes

The latest column and pictures from the Harrogate Photographic Society.

Monday, 11th February 2019, 9:36 am
Updated Monday, 11th February 2019, 9:39 am
The latest column and pictures from the Harrogate Photographic Society

Winter days can be bright and sunny or dull, cold or misty. Before taking a photograph, ask yourself what impression you are trying to convey and look for subjects that emphasise that. If it’s really cold, images with people with balaclavas and gloves, emphasise the point, whereas images of pristine snow emphasise the beauty of winter, but be careful that your own footprints don’t destroy the pristine scene! People wearing dark clothes build the impression of cold and dank, whereas bright colours can have the opposite effect. Snowy landscapes, icicles and hoar frost also make great subjects. If you are out there photographing on a cold day, don’t delete any of your images. Study them carefully when you get home and see them on a larger monitor where you can see far better the atmosphere you have captured.

Hebden in snow by Sophia Morgans
A dusting of snow by Katrina Brayshaw
Brown Hare in Winter by Kelvin Smith
Winter Commute by Mike Morley
The First Sprinkling by Maureen Rush
November snow on the stray by Richard Bown