Sunday, January 10, 2010

Shadow Sunday: Swains Valley

I took this photograph last Sunday after overnight snow covered the Swains Valley.

You can see earlier snow on this Christmas Day (click link to view) shot which is looking from a position to the top left of this viewpoint across towards the entrance to Haughton Street which is at the top right.

The first snow of the winter came in mid-December (click link to view) in which photograph you can see the path leading from Garside Street to the TransPennine Trail. Here we are looking at right angles to that path now hidden under the snow.

Today on Hyde Daily Photo (click link to view) is another photograph taken in mid-December that shows the trees whose reflections dominate this current scene.

For more shadow shots visit Hey Harriet.


  1. Marvelous snowy shadow shots! I love those TALL ones! Have a great weekend and stay warm!


  2. Thanks for the link throughs! What a difference in the look of it a month later (regardless of a different vantage point).
    Are you ready for summer yet??? : )

  3. love that snow shot ....and am loving seeing all the pix of a very snowy UK looks magical right now...although I am not so sur i want to be there myself exactly!!

  4. Why does snow look so enticing when you live in a subtropical climate? I well remember winters in London and Toronto, so I think I'll just sit back and admire the scene from afar.

  5. I am never tired of shadows that occur on snow, although I am not enamored of it by this time of the season. Bur the frozen white canvas leaves a shadow as if an artist created the shadows by drawn in charcoal by an artist. A lovely capture!

  6. Nice shot, Love these tall shadows...the houses in the background look cozy.

  7. I like the contrast between the solidity of the photographer's shadow and the lighter shadows of the trees