Tim's One Photograph a Day

Frosty Morning in Woolhampton.

Sunrise and a Frosty Morning.

Kennet & Avon Canal on a Frosty Morning.

Kennet & Avon Canal on a Frosty Morning.

Early mornings do not find me at my best. This is a shame, because this is when you can get some of the best photography. I will forever wonder how good the sunrise was before this point. But, it was a shot I just had to take. It’s not even a long exposure!

However, this was the scene that greeted my when I took Oakley (my wife’s Guide Dog) out for his morning ablutions just after 8:00am. The temperature gauge inside the boat was telling me it was about -2 degrees. A beautiful frosty morning. The sun, glinting through the skeletal trees just completed the scene perfectly. An excellent opportunity to use the wide angle lens, to capture not only the colours in the sky, but also canal/river going off to the left.

If our narrowboat looks like it is at a bit of an angle, it is. We discovered this when we tried to get going later. The Kennet and Avon Canal is part river. A lot of the Newbury-Reading section is based on the River Kennet. This section is river. We suspect the level went down a bit overnight – it had rained quite heavily a couple of days ago. All part of the joys of boating!

It is hard to believe that a little over an hour or so later, the air had warmed up and the sun had melted most of the frost. A frosty morning no longer. Not our ropes, though. They were still as stiff as a board…

Photograph Details

  • Taken: 3 Jan 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
  • Focal Length 17mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 200

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