Winter sunrise – sharp, hard, bright, cold, and with scant cheer or comfort –  at Stanton Drew, in the Chew Valley south of Bristol; 14 Dec 2018.

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day. 

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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Astia/Soft film simulation. 



  1. I used to hate winter with a passion, which in turn meant autumn was spent dreading what was to come. Many years ago now, Hubby bought me a camera and although didn’t progress with photography in itself, I generally take pictures on my phone. Looking through the lens has helped me to see the world differently, for instance I would never have even looked at this “sharp, hard, bright, cold, and with scant cheer or comfort” picture before, let alone thought how the beautiful sunrise picture wouldn’t be available in spring or summer.
    😊 😊 😊 Nice catch. 😊


    • My friend, it positively does me good to read your words, I’m very glad to hear that looking through a camera gives you a different take on the world. There is much to be seen, including much beauty to be seen, in many places, including those that may, at first glance, seem unattractive – just keep on keeping on, my friend, keep on keeping on!!! 🙂

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