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Mother Nature's Christmas Lights!

27/11/16
If you put yourself in the right place at the right time, often enough, then good things will happen.
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Its been a very busy autumn period for me with working trips to Iceland, Scotland and twice to Cumbria. Iceland was amazing though the weather was very challenging through the middle of the week. Scotland was superb and pure joy to be out again in the frost and snow, but yesterday in Borrowdale I have to say I had an unbelievable treat when the sun came over the fell top to briefly illuminate a field of hoar frosted long grass. I have never seen anything quite like this before. Sunlight swept slowly over the field, and as it did so it was as though Mother Nature was switching on her Christmas lights! Thousands of water droplets became wonderful multi-coloured prisms. I made several exposures but had to work quickly so am not sure they will ever do it justice. I had passed this field several times in September and again this week a couple of times, but the combination of a hoar frost and being there shortly after sunrise definitely paid off and gave me an experience I'll never ever forget.