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A snowy day in Oxford

By TrevBatWCC    
Back to some digital faffing! Taken way back in 2010, when I was spending Christmas in Windsor, we had a coach outing on Boxing Day to Oxford. It had snowed about a week or so earlier, and as the temperature hardly got above freezing, the snow never really melted but had got packed down into ice. It wasn't bad in the main shopping centre, but everywhere else it was very slippy and like an ice rink, especially here around the college area! This is the Hertford Bridge, a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane, and commonly known as Oxford's Bridge of Sighs.
Thought I'd have a fiddle around with it and add some falling snow, also enhancing what was already on the ground to make it look as though the snow was settling. The version is the original image.
(image taken 26/12/2010)

Many thanks to Dave (HobbitDave), Peter (Mollycat), Kate (Irishkate), Geoff (simmo73), Sylvia (Sylviwhalley), Lory and James (jacome) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Silver Street , and also to Carole (Monochrome2004) for her User Award on my earlier upload, Mermaid Street, Rye , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Snow Ice Digital manipulation Oxford Boxing day Architecture and buildings New college lane Hertford bridge

Voters: FrancisChiles, Saastad, cats_123 and 72 more


24 Oct 2020 10:36AM
A beautiful snowfall image.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Oct 2020 10:38AM
What's snow?😁😁😁

Nice treatment to a classic shot 😁
Minty805 Plus
4 37 7 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 10:43AM
That's really very realistic, Trev. In fact, my initial thought was how dedicated you were, taking the lead shot in the middle of a blizzard. And that wonderful architecture lends itself to the Mr Pickwick look.
24 Oct 2020 10:47AM
Another fine bit of faffing Trev, great image.
sawsengee Plus
14 6 36 Malaysia
24 Oct 2020 11:02AM
beautiful images.......I would never had thought without viewing V1.....good job Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
24 Oct 2020 11:10AM
Excellent work Trevor
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 11:25AM
Beautifully worked Trev, a nice bit of faffing.
jacomes Plus
5 26 27 Portugal
24 Oct 2020 11:26AM
A great improvement on the original Trev. I like the treatment.
that's this year's Christmas cards sorted then Wink
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 12:23PM
Very well processed Trev.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 12:38PM
There is a lot to like in your images Trev. I like what you did to the lead shot, makes a beautiful Xmas card, and I also admire the intricate details of the version... Beautiful architecture and a well balanced shot. Isabel GrinGrin
24 Oct 2020 12:53PM
Excellent work
24 Oct 2020 1:03PM
Lovely images Trevor! The tweaked version works a treat! 😀 👍
24 Oct 2020 1:10PM
very beautiful and very realistic
wins over the original for me
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
24 Oct 2020 1:36PM
30 & a well deserved UA for your excellent imagery Trev 😀😀
Philpot Plus
8 282 4 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 1:38PM
A super wintery shot Trev.Grin
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
24 Oct 2020 1:43PM
You have certainly made a convincing scene. Well done.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
24 Oct 2020 1:48PM
Great job processing this Trev. Love what you've done. I do like the original also.
24 Oct 2020 2:08PM
Stunning processing, It really looks like you are in the middle of a snowstorm, and has a great atmosphere.
BarbaraR 14 846 1 England
24 Oct 2020 2:20PM
Very nicely done. Makes a lovely capture even more impressive I think.
Congrats on the deserved awards.

B. Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
24 Oct 2020 2:23PM

Arne Smile
24 Oct 2020 3:25PM
An excellent bit of faffing Trev, I thought it was real. Fine detail in the version and it even shows through in the snowy image.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
24 Oct 2020 3:41PM
I like this a lot, Trev. The lead image is so believable and beautifully faffed.....definitely Christmas card material!

More faffing excellence Trev.
Congrats on your GEA too. SmileSmileSmile

davyskid 3 2 Scotland
24 Oct 2020 6:03PM
Excellent work Trev SmileSmileSmile
chase Plus
15 1.9k 482 England
24 Oct 2020 6:42PM
Very effective faffing Trev, great result.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 6:45PM
The original is a good image, Trev, but of course that snow treatment adds a great deal of atmosphere, and you have certainly made it convincing.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 69 Norway
24 Oct 2020 6:51PM
Add a couple approaching under the bridge and you have an excellent Christmas card, Trev! (The lead image, I mean...)
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 7:27PM
Terrific shots and love the snow addition
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 10:28PM
words fail me here Trev
exceptional images ... both!
will be back with an award tomorrow
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 12:31AM
Fantastic faffing.
gpimages 10 65 1 England
25 Oct 2020 7:02AM
Fine work Trev with both images. Very nicely composed.
Graham Wink
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 1:11PM
Oxford hold a very dear place in my heart i was in hospital seriously ill with sepsis having reconstructive surgery on a bedsore in the nuffield orthopedic centre !! was there for a whole year !! wonderful shots
11 10 10 England
25 Oct 2020 2:50PM
A few wonders worked here Trev.
25 Oct 2020 4:55PM
Beautiful set Trev, beautifully taken, and a great post processing in your lead, Hertford Bridge really looks like Venice Bridge of Sighs👍🌟😃

Owdman Plus
4 6 16 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 7:51PM
Nicely done Tev!
Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2020 10:00PM
Very Disckensian
I was thinking the same as Tish 1. I really like both images Trev.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
27 Oct 2020 9:41AM
top notch
30 Oct 2020 12:16PM
Great work here Trev, excellent processing. Now can you make a warm summery one please? 👍🙂

Dave 🙂
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 11:36AM
Missed this last week Trev.
Have another award!
31 Oct 2020 2:31PM
Love this Trev..Lin
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2020 8:21PM
Sorry my award is so late; I forgot!! Sad

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