At the end of January I was back in the UK for a couple of days. I decided with a friend to drive via the Peak District to reach our destination. With the weather forecast promising heavy snow and impassible roads, we were not sure how far we would get, but figured we would just have a go and see!
With the satnav set for Castleton we set off. Coming from an absolutely flat land, its hard to describe how exciting it is when you see hills topped with snow!
All roads were surprisingly clear and I was delighted when we reached the top of Winnats pass and were were able to drive down through it. With snow piled high on either side and just the bare rocks and trees peeping through the while blanket of snow its not quite what I had planned on photographing, but I was determined to see what I could do with it.
The photos that follow are my record of The Peak District covered in snow on a fairly misty and grey day. The light was uninspiring, but the scenery was different. Sometimes 'different' is all you need to inspire your creativity! I hope the lines and textures of this area come through in the images.
I chose black and white for this series, as all my images looked almost black and white anyway, and adding the conversion just added to the contrast and strength of the landscape features in the snow.
These are a couple of the images I made - for the full series please take a look at this album "Snowy Peak"