Weekly Photo Challenge : Winter

I have missed out on the last couple of Weekly Photo Challenges, now it’s time to get back into the swing.   There are a lot of fabulous entries this week, with photos of snow and ice.  Here in the South of England all we have at the moment is rain.   This is fortunate  because when it does snow, we come to a grinding halt, daft really because we usually only get a couple of inches that are usually gone within a few days.

In the middle of December we had very heavy winds and high seas, an incredible winter storm.  This is always great for photographs, so one lunchtime I took my camera down to the sea front and found a fairly wind protected spot and tried my newly learned skills at capturing the rough sea.   The seagulls were having a marvellous time, souring above the waves on the thermals and were fascinating to watch.

These photographs are not brilliant, I didn’t get the lighting quite right and the camera speed was out so the seagulls are not very sharp.  I need to experiment further and there is a lot more to learn.  However, these shots of the sea in Winter are my contribution this weeks photo challenge.

Pop your coat on, turn your heating up and check out some of the really chilly winter photos on other blogs.

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    43 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Winter

    1. look at the powerful water! wow.

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    2. What is not to love about an angry sea in winter and I love that your wonderful shots have captured such atmosphere. The next best to being there! Thank you and Happy New Year!

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      1. Happy New Year to you too. The sea certainly was angry that day.

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    3. “…Not brilliant…” in your opinion only. I do love the dynamics 🙂 Thanks for the share!

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      1. Perhaps we are our own worse critic. Thank you for the compliment. 😀

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    4. I really love these pics.

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    5. Love the wintery waves, reminds me of when I lived near the ocean.. I miss it.

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    6. Nice set of shots – You can get shots like that in the middle of summer too (especially around Cromer!) 😉

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    7. oh wow, winter storms at sea.
      so dramatic – thank you for sharing these striking images.

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    8. beautiful post. happy new year

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    9. It really looks cold.

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    10. The churning waves and flat light really give the winter feel.

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    11. Magnificent! I love the treacly slow quality of the sea in winter.

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    12. Absolutely gorgeous! ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR :-)!

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    13. Truly a remarkable shot very impressive 🙂
      Wish you luck for 2012
      Happy New Year to you 🙂

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    14. Beautiful. We have not had snow, but the ice was pretty. I like the flying gulls.

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    15. I can feel the mood of those rough seas, and almost feel the spray! They are good shots.
      We are sweltering in 31C Down Under, it’s our summertime here; a bit different to your weather!
      Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    16. Dear Ronnie

      I wish you a very happy 2012 and much joy with your photography and garden!

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    17. The sea in one of its many moods. I love it when it’s stormy and dramatic….great pgotos.

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    18. Northern Narratives December 31, 2011 — 8:59 pm

      I love photos of the sea. Thank you for the pingback. Happy 2012 🙂

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    19. Great pictures! I love the sea: it has so may moods 🙂

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    20. I love the sea in winter. Stupendous shots. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2012. Thanks for visiting in 2011

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    21. Love the sombre greyness of the sea and it is so familiar to me too. Winter grey is a bit of a challenge but it has a softness about it that I love. Hooray, the light will come back soon. A very Happy New Year to you, here’s to a creative photographic 2012!

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    22. Who wouldn’t have trouble getting fast moving objects in focus while shooting in manual focus mode? I think you captured the winter storm perfectly. Well done! I love it!

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    23. I think you did very well capturing a winter storm!
      Happy New Year!
      Lea

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    24. I adore the photos you posted! I can almost feel the cold in the air and feel the water on my face – and yet, I am also wrapped up in a warm parka! Lovely!!

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    25. Thank you for sharing the spectacular view of the sea in the south of England. I too can hear the commotion.
      Glad to know that you only get rain and light snow in the winter. We can use more rain here in Texas.
      Happy New Year!

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    26. Great photos, I love the sea when it’s rough like that, as long as I am well out of it’s way!

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    27. i believe I can hear the sound of the waves, the sea gulls screaming … thanks for sharing, it’s soothing …

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