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Snow storm at Surprise View

By suemart
I set out for Mam Tor at sunrise but missed that due to heavy snow which slowed the journey. Not to waste the early start, I headed back to Surprise View and the photogenic birch trees. I stayed for an hour or so during which time the weather ranged from dark snow storms to bright sunshine with changes between the two every few minutes.

I have added a colour shot as a version. I think I like the mono better, but would be keen to hear what you think.

Thank you for your support, comments, votes and awards for my last sunrise shot. They are all much appreicated.

Tags: Peak district Snow Trees Surprise view Landscape and travel

Voters: Jmag60, woodini254, ChristopherA and 41 more

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17 Jan 2022 8:36PM
I like both, superb photos. Rich
17 Jan 2022 8:47PM
Fabulous Sue. I think the colour just has the edge for me. They’re both stunning.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2022 9:27PM
The mono has more clarity, but both are great.
Saastad Plus
3 16 16 Norway
17 Jan 2022 10:00PM
I like them both in different ways.
But I would probably put the mono first also.
Well done!

17 Jan 2022 10:13PM
Both beautiful Sue a think the colour is my favourite...Lin
Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2022 11:39PM
The essence of Winter was beautifully captured Sue.
Beautiful photography, Isabel GrinGrin
18 Jan 2022 2:47AM
Superb !!!!!
18 Jan 2022 7:13AM
Blimey... and I thought Weardale was cold!

Good shot, though I'd stick with the b&w – the colour doesn't really add anything in my opinion, so it doesn't earn its keep.

BobinAus Plus
6 3 12 Australia
18 Jan 2022 9:06AM
Both pictures express a winter mood well. Normally I'd prefer the mono but in this case it's the almost complete lack of colour in the colour version that conveys to me the season's bleakness and the strength of the snow storm. Bob
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2022 3:33PM
I like both, I was expecting to see bits of green in the colour so it was a lovely 'surprise' Wink
18 Jan 2022 5:10PM
I like both but leaning towards the mono - both great shots though
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2022 10:43PM
I do like both but I love ​those muted almost mono colours.

Well taken Sue.

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2022 9:19PM
Mono for me too SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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