The Big Chill

By Glostopcat  
A set of images all taken on the Monday before last at the top of the Cotswold escarpment close to where I live when there was over a foot of snow on the ground. There was thick fog in the air and a hard frost on the trees and bushes when I was there and the temperature remained at about -4 degrees.

V1 - The remote country road between Aggs Hill and Cleeve Common where the previous two uploads were taken
V2 Sheep in a field at the top of Aggs Hill
V3 - Another shot further along the same stretch of road between Aggs Hill and Cleeve Common
V4 - A small wood that divides the two main areas of Prestbury Hill Nature Reserve which is managed by Butterfly Conservation
V5 - One of the entrances to Prestbury Hill nature reserve which is where most of my butterfly images are taken. No doubt epzers Looloobey and Tomcat will recognise this location, although it will look very different from when when they visited back in the summer!
V6 - The cross roads between Whittington, Aggs Hill and Cleeve Common
V7 - A public footpath at the summit of Aggs Hill reloaded in b&w
V8 - Lynne Joyce's excellent mod she did for me a few days ago, this is the two trees in the field that leads to the summit of Aggs Hill which was uploaded at the weekend

Many thanks to Kate epzer "IrishKate", for the user award on yesterdays upload, it is greatly appreciated, I hope you all enjoy this set as much, Ed

Tags: Photo journalism Snow Winter Black and white Cotswolds Glos Landscape and travel

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
1 Feb 2013 9:42AM
What fantastic and great images,ED,very well done,

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1 Feb 2013 9:44AM
An excellent set, Ed!
I love them all with V1 getting top spot, just!

1 Feb 2013 9:46AM
Fab set Ed. V1 for me too. Great shot Grin
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
1 Feb 2013 9:49AM
Another very pretty set, Ad, with V.4 being my favourite, closely followed by V.3. Carol
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:52AM
The monochrome processing certainly brings out the very best in this superb set of wintery images Ed. For me image number three is simply sublime.

Regards Nathan
vickyf Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:57AM
V3 for me as well, although I like the little dog in V1Smile
1 Feb 2013 10:13AM
Super set of Winter scenes Ed,
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
1 Feb 2013 10:28AM
Great shots Ed. V3 takes top spot for me.
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 10:44AM
V1 for me. Well, never hard to make a great image even better for me than if you include a cute little doggie!!

mrswoolybill Plus
9 842 1373 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:42AM
V2 for the sheep. I like LynneJoyce's mod but it's a very different atmosphere.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 11:49AM
So difficult to choose a favourite from tis excellent set, Ed, there being so many that could vie for the V 1 slot, but V 6 might come close.
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
1 Feb 2013 12:22PM
Every one of these worthy of its own upload Ed, like them all equal votes.


LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 12:32PM
Love them all and they all have different merits. I love the mistiness of V3 but 4 & 7 are my favourites as the stiles seem to be inviting us into the picture.
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 12:44PM
Classic scenes of cold, cold, cold. V3 is wonderfully atmospheric: I'm surprised the shutter didn't freeze up there and then!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
1 Feb 2013 1:05PM
v4 the cream of a fine crop, Ed. The trees curve round the stile in a lovely composition.

Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 1:19PM
V3 is my fave! LovelyGrin
1 Feb 2013 1:22PM
A wonderful set Ed. V3 for me too......Sandy
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
1 Feb 2013 1:24PM
A great series of Images that convey the cold conditions well!! I feel freezing just looking at them. 3 and 6 are my favorites!!
1 Feb 2013 1:59PM
A great series.

Briwooly 10 452 5 England
1 Feb 2013 2:03PM
Great winter series Ed v4 would be my pick of a great bunch

pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 2:49PM
You have some great shots here Ed personally I like V3 but then again they are all very good
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:29PM
Each is worthy of its own upload Ed - you've got some fine images here and I can't choose between them. Smile
1 Feb 2013 4:01PM
Great wintery set. Lovely. Don
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 4:41PM
A good wintry series Ed.

1 Feb 2013 5:42PM
This is one of your best ever series Ed', well done.

John Wink
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
1 Feb 2013 9:55PM
Some damp got into the camera in the sheep scene, I'm surprised nobody has picked up on that!
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
1 Feb 2013 10:35PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:51PM
My favourites are exactly the same as Lynne's V3 for those wonderful trees and misty look
and V4 and V7 for those rustic styles.
Just loving your winter snow scenes.
Tibetan 3 3 England
2 Feb 2013 10:28AM
A brilliant set Ed, top notch everyone, think I need a hot drink after that lol. bet you did to! -4c. would not get me out in that well done good for you regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Feb 2013 11:02AM
Lovely snow collection.
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
4 Feb 2013 6:35AM
A most enjoyable viewing experience with this fine set Ed, if compelled to make a choice it would be V3 for me!
Rgds., Jim
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
12 Feb 2013 6:10PM
2 and 3 for me , they both deserve to be framed!

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