Day 52 – 28th December 2016 – The End

Throughout this year I’ve had the notion that the stands of Scots Pine on top of Bredon Hill would make good subject matter for a photograph or two. Other than one a few weeks ago I’ve drawn a blank … until today when the very low sun and clear blue sky provided the conditions.

This is the last day of my photography project. I’ve managed to meet my target of visiting once a week on average throughout the year and posted an average of about 5 photographs each visit.

In due course I’ll write up, as a final blog entry, my reflections on “On Bredon Hill – 2016”.

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Scots Pines – I
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Scots Pines – II

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Frosted Leaf Litter
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Parson’s Folly and The Elephant Stone … and Pershore

Day 51 – 18th December 2016

Another ‘head in the clouds’ day for Bredon Hill, at least throughout the morning. I anticipated more landscape photographs today but found only one that passed muster. Otherwise all of my photographs were of things found, or ‘micro’ landscapes. I don’t often visit Bredon Hill on a Sunday so was surprised by the many walkers, runners and cyclists enjoying the misty atmosphere. Perhaps Sundays are always more busy.

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Reprise of my photograph in June

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Irrigation Pipes
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Hanging on in there …

Day 50 – 1st December 2016

I hadn’t been able to visit Bredon Hill the previous morning – the day of the beautiful hoar frost, so I was hoping for the same conditions again this day. Whilst it was almost as cold, sadly there was no sign of the hoar frost …

During the 15 minutes or so before sunrise a beautiful sun pillar was on display – see photograph below. A sun pillar will appear directly above where the sun will rise (or after it has set) whenever there are ice crystals of the appropriate shape and orientation in the upper atmosphere. The crystals refract and reflect the sun’s light causing the appearance of a column of light. Soon after the sun breaks the horizon, and usually before, the sun pillar will have disappeared.

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Sun Pillar
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Frosted Tractor Tracks
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Beech
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Frozen
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Log Pile
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Bracket Fungus on Oak

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