Winter


A green leaf sits in the middle of the frosty black ground
A green leaf sits in the middle of the frosty black ground

The last leaf

I was outside in the garden, staring at all the frost-covered items: grass, plants etc. But I then found a green leaf in the soil. I quickly got it onto the grass and took the photo.

Now, it didn’t look like this when I took it. In order to make it better, I put it into Lightroom CC and changed the Exposure, Contrast, Whites, Blacks, Vibrance, Saturation and many other settings. I also applied these exact settings (I may have changed a few of the numbers to suit the individual image) to a few others.


Multiple snow-covered Christmas trees with pink lights on
Multiple snow-covered Christmas trees with pink lights on
A group of snowdrops have grown from the dark soil.
A group of snowdrops have grown from the dark soil.
A snowdrop sprouts out of the ground and gets ready to flower.
A snowdrop sprouts out of the ground and gets ready to flower.
A seed head of a flower stands as a powerful and interesting shape in the winter sunlight.
A seed head of a flower stands as a powerful and interesting shape in the winter sunlight.
The brown seed heads of summer flowers still say a bold statement - even in the middle of winter!
The brown seed heads of summer flowers still say a bold statement – even in the middle of winter!
Light pink cyclamen petals let the sunlight through.
Light pink cyclamen petals let the sunlight through.

A summer photo taken in winter

This photo was actually taken on a cold day in January. I was trying to take some photos of these flowers (right) and the sun suddenly got into the frame. Regardless, I pressed the shutter (with -1 exposure) and the result was stunning.

Pink winter heath buds shine in the strong sunlight.
Pink winter heath buds shine in the strong sunlight.
A small pink bud is sharp, whilst the other pink buds are beautifully blurred.
A small pink bud is sharp, whilst the other pink buds are beautifully blurred.
A group of purple crocuses sprout out from the grass.
A group of purple crocuses sprout out from the grass.
The snowdrops in the foreground and a large castle in the background.
The snowdrops in the foreground and a large castle in the background.
Three crocuses lay among the grass.
Three crocuses lay among the grass.
Snowdrops blurred in the foreground with one snowdrop in the background that is sharp.
Snowdrops blurred in the foreground with one snowdrop in the background that is sharp.