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December Severe Cold Spell Thread

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 09:01:33 pm »

I will second that, get cracking man  Smiley. Thanks for the text message today, it was good to hear from someone else out shooting, when I got your message I was photographing the snow and ice at Lough Neagh at the time, it put a smile on my face when I read that you were doing the same. Sounds like you had amazing photo opps with the rivers, I really like the sound of those trees and ice with blue sky - proper Winter opps.

My own shoot wasn't so good, took over 250 images, mostly of the frozen Lough, not to mention many attempts at trying to catch a Robin up close with a 18-55mm kit lens which was fun. I have a shot showing 8 Robins in the one tree - a first for me. Of course some of the finest sights I saw was when I was driving and couldn't stop the car due to snow on the roadsides, these last two days have produced the most amazing sunlit fog/snow scenes which were simply incredible, I got a few not so good quick snaps using a filling station to get parked, then the owner came out staring at me with dirty looks. I'm going to miss all these Winter scenes with the thaw. I hope the next cold spell moves in fast. Looking forward to seeing your images.

In retrospect it has been amazing, for me it's been 15 days of snow, ice, frost, severe temps, 6 nights of thundersnow, big icicles, record temps, and now Lough Neagh frozen again for the 2nd year in a row, last year it was a 60 year event which indicates how severe things have become. I have a feeling the best is yet to come this Winter!

Excellent image of trees covered with rime ice in todays Daily Mail
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