Magda Indigo photography

+ WINTER

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...
HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS
THE THRILL of THAT FIRST SNOW...
SNOWY PINHOLE...
A CROW in WINTER…
CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…
UPON THE ROOFS…
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE
A WINTER'S DALE…
ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.
LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES
YORKSHIRE SNOW... in WHARFEDALE
WHERE ELSE but YORKSHIRE?
WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…
THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...
WINTER WONDERLAND...
SILENT NIGHT...
NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.
SNOW on THE MOORS…
SNOWGATE...
ON ILKLEY MOOR...
SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…
WINTER APPLES...
LATE ROSE, EARLY WINTER...
THE SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
WINTER ZEN...
MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…
SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…
FROZEN BEACH…
THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND
FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…
A WINTER DUNE…
A BUOY in WINTER…
ICICLES under THE PIER…
UNCHAIN ME…
DESIGNED by SNOW…
THE STONES in WINTER...
SNOWBLANKET…
FROST…
A FROSTED SNOW GRID…
PACK ICE…
ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…
FOGGY DEW in the PARC…
SNOW BLIZZARD...
ON A STORMY SUNDAY...A CHRISTMAS THEME.
ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…
WINTERLIGHT…
MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...
FLANDERS, A winter-sunset
FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...
SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
AN INDIGO EVENING...A CHRISTMAS THEME
A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…
BOLTON IN WINTER...
WINTER…
FROSTY MAGIC...
A WINTER-START...
THE LONE 'ZEN' TREE... YORKSHIRE
WINTERFUN…
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...
SNOW-PAINTED...
SNOWFLAKES…
THE SNOW-BERRIES... Symphoricarpos
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY
ORANGE AND SPICE…
WINTER FRAGRANCES…
ORANGE, SPICE and ALL THINGS NICE…

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...

#abfav_monochrome On a stormy Sunday, while visiting one of my sons, and his little family, who lives in Holland, the beach called... I'm one of those people who just loves the beach and the sea during winter, warm clothes, good boots, fight the wind and the elements. Then come home all aglow and rejuvenated. Ready for a nice cup of hot chocolate? It also gives for many a great image. It was Scheveningen or Katwijk, Holland, A North Sea Beach (sorry, can't remember now), but I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do too. I wish a wonderful day and thank you for viewing and your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... blue hour. Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE THRILL of THAT FIRST SNOW...

When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old. -Lady Bird Johnson Unaware, in our cosy Victorian home... I suddenly sensed that, although the curtains were closed and it was past eleven... how the 'light' had changed and there was the unmistakable silence that comes with snow... looked out and saw the wonderland, I'm sure my eyes grew bigger, I know my heart jumped and beat faster. I squealed with joy and wonder at all this beauty... I ran upstairs for my camera, the new Nikon D7000, here was a chance to 'test' it! I'm happy with the result! What a machine! We live in the Victorian Quarter! Lovely! View On Black I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Fun Blog HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/11/light-in-dark-season.html

SNOWY PINHOLE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We lived on the 11th floor, the penthouse, one side overlooking the sea and harbour-entrance, the other side the city-view. It was a watery, wintry, stormy morning. Snow blown against the window, the heating melted the center... just enough to oversee the city and take a shot through it... A small window of opportunity, literally, LOL. THIS IS NOT AN EFFECT ADDED IN Photoshop!!!! Pure unadulterated photography. Thanks for visiting, have a great day, M (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CROW in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Taken through the window, on that snowy morning... A lone Crow, huddled on an old TV aerial overlooking the North-East of the city. This is not a mono, but a colour shot, just how it was. I took a whole series, lol. Thanx and be safe, M, (*_*)

CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From when I was very young and came to England, I was always fascinated by their chimney-pots. I love how the snow brings out the shapes even more. It was a good shoot, many interesting images. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UPON THE ROOFS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ In Yorkshire DALES, driving away from a great Winter scene, there was a steep bend in the road, because of this farm and all the stables! I'd had this image in my head for quite some time, never knowing when I'd see it, so it was a case of hit the breaks, grab the camera, jump out and look for the right angle before the sun disappears... that golden light that brings all the snow to life. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. I wish you a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER'S DALE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Breughels. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, long shadows, gold and mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Almscliffe Crag is a rocky outcrop about 8km roughly north of Leeds. It is a pretty easy climb to the top, and provides some spectacular views. On one of the slopes those rocks are separated from the main huge mass which is so visible from all directions. There is something mythical about them, it’s like they’re doomed to try and join the rest forever, hihi. Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I am fortunate to live with such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or dry-stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love the chaud/froid in this... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Fortunate to live with such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or dry-stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love the chaud/froid in this... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Not had any snow this year... and I LOVE the stuff!! Very fortunate to live within close vicinity of such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the oppositer side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Gritstone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love chaud/froid in these... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE SNOW... in WHARFEDALE

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Gritstone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love chaud/froid in these... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE ELSE but YORKSHIRE?

I did a year round photoshoot of a gentleman's garden, a present from his family for his 80th Birthday, this here was taken in the gentleman’s orchard, at the very back of his land and behind that a meadow which I photographed with a bit of early winter in the Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skillfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had moved just into our new home! Moving used to be an easier affair, now with all the electronics and the ZILLIONS of cables! This was the loverly surprise that first morning, not often to be seen, a fairy-tale like beauty... The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Although the Spring-flowers are in the shops...it is still very much WINTER here, we woke up to this magical surprise this morning, a fairy-tale of beauty... not often to be seen in the city! The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER WONDERLAND...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The world changes with frost or/and snow, you see things you did not know were there. A silence envelops you, sound doesn't travel so well anymore, but the air is crisp, the cold fills your lungs and makes your eyes sparkle and cheeks blush. AAAhhh I love the cold! LOL. Thank you for your visit, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILENT NIGHT...

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see... Today, Christmas Day, the theme is Winter and MUSIC, I trawled through my files to find appropriate images? I find music a great 'unifier'. It crosses bounderies, different genres can mix perfectly. The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. Between Christmas and the New Year, I had been out photographing the whole afternoon,in the Yorkshire Dales, more precisely Wharfedale, where the river Wharfe meanders through the valleys. I try to find viewpoints high on the ridges. It was getting dark fast now and the chilly wind seemed to find a way through the layers of clothing, I'd finished my films, the light was gone, and the warmth of home beckoned appealingly. I drove the narrow road, when I suddenly saw this. The last bit of light of the day, almost turned night. The stars winking at me, yes, encouragement... lol Never was a film loaded so quickly with such cold hands. No time for tripod, pushing the camera to the limit: I took one shot: this one. THANX, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW on THE MOORS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The higher you get, the ‘sparser’ it gets. The Moors are vast and empty spaces, except for sheep. They must have been sheltering in the sun, on the other side of the drystone walls. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWGATE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The sun was dropping behind me, my hands were freezing slowly to my camera, I could not resist... We took the high road, lol, coming from The Blubberhouses to Otley, Weston Moor Road. The cold wind was tearing at me, bringing tears to my eyes, I loved it! I love the loose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. thanx for your comments, M (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON ILKLEY MOOR...

't Was on a cold Sunday, late afternoon. It had snowed, 't was freezing cold, what little sun there'd been, was fast going down, the light was fading, no more folk around, they'd all gone home to warmth and cosiness. And me I was still standing, waiting for t'right moment... You have to read this with a Yorkshire accent, hihi. Ilkley Moor is very famous, I was standing high on the ridge, in the distance you see the other side of the Dale (valley). I love snow and cold, when it is that dry crisp air that tastes healthy and reinvigorates you. This had been it, properly dressed for this occasion, I felt so good. Hope you do too, thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) ON ILKLEY MOOR... ( old folk song) Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee, On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! (bare head, no hat) Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee? Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee? On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane On Ilkla Moor baht 'at Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane On Ilkla Moor baht 'at On Ilkla Moor baht 'at On Ilkla Moor baht 'at For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…

So, January almost gone. I ‘declared’ that WINTER THEMED MONTH. One Winter photo every day. Next one, February is to be LOVE MONTH. I think we all NEED it more than ever. I wonder where these pictures will all take me. As curious as you! But in the meantime: I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. In this image, I love the way the artist 'Winter' chose his palette and played with the greens, blacks and whites. Hope you'll like it too. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER APPLES...

A TOUR OF THE 4 SEASONS IN TREES: WINTER.
Late apples? Early Winter? Definitely good bird food!
A gentleman, 80, has lost his wife, left in a big Victorian house with a huge garden, consoles himself by gardening. He cuts his hedges, mows the lawns refusing electrical tools, needless to say he is very fit. I photographed his garden a whole year round. I could pop in whenever I had some time, sometimes he called me on the phone to say something 'special' (of which there were MANY, hihi) was about to peak! He lived quite a way, I went as often as I could.
This is in his orchard and a bit of early Winter in the Yorkshire Dales.
There are a lot of lonely people out there, and paying a visit now and then can be very rewarding.
Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? NEW!!! FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
May your day be sunny, thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*)
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LATE ROSE, EARLY WINTER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Found this splash of splendour in the garden. It occasionally happens that a rose will have the strength to produce just one more flower... We just had a bout of wintery weather here, woke up to a white-covered world. May your day be bright and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos

This is an older image, one from the days of 'film/negative' photography. When bokeh was called DOF (depth of field) and noise was grain! Of seasonal plants! With early snow. Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. Thanks for visiting, have a great day, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER ZEN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I like Japanese style elements in the garden, so, one of the things I work with is bamboo. I had tied these three poles, with some raffia, to support some summer climbers. As the nights became now much colder and there was a flurry of snow, we had a myriad of small birds, blue tits, nuthatches, finches, blackbirds, thrushes and sparrows all in search of food. The berries have been eaten, so we put out seeds and nuts for them. On my way in, I saw this, it always fascinates me the way snow clings to unlikely surfaces, that is the beauty of it, full of surprises. The white lines are snowflakes falling, I used minimal dof… Blown up and wet printed (C-type) it is a high impact image. Have a beautiful day, thanx for visiting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ This is Paul, it was cold, it was dangerous, it was adventurous… We visited this wide beach, so a long way to the shore-line, the big layer of snow was hiding pitfalls, I sank into one of them and Paul had to come and help me, lol. All for a shot! It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers lol. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ SNOW-FROZEN BEACH… A few people were out, the one on the left is Paul. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers and a little family. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ So, end of January, the darkest month of the year over, I hope you have enjoyed this ‘loose’ series of Winter images I had gathered over the years? For me it is always great to revisit ‘old memories’. Here we are on our way out of the beach, the light fading fast. The lighthouse is called Lange Nelle. NO MANIPULATION, this is how it came out of the camera. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER DUNE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ You must know by now what my favourite photography is: tight, graphic, the familiar and mundane, shot in a more unconventional way? For those who like it... First there had been a lot of snow and then a lot of sun, melting the snow in strange patterns and shapes. The sand and dune-grasses now golden in the warmth of the sun, so contrasting with the cool of the snow. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BUOY in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Left behind, on a frosted pontoon, by the side of the oh so still sea, the bright yellow such a happy accent in the cold weather. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICICLES under THE PIER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Ostend, on the Belgian coast, is a tourist city that also used to be a very important harbour, with ferries in and out, as well as a thriving fishing industry… The port entrance consisted of two piers; the main one on the city side is wood, the one on the other (industrial) side was mainly in concrete and wood (used to be a very rickety affair!). This was taken at ebb tide; it is the bottom of the concrete part of the pier, on the same day I took yesterday’s image, one cold, cold, cold day. The sun could not reach this part. It is rare thing to see anything like it, often the sea is still too warm and there’s also always the salt content. Another Winter ‘abstract’. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNCHAIN ME…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We used to scour the industrial fishing harbour of Ostend in Belgium. Netting, rusts, chains and all kinds of different ‘clutter’, so even more interesting with the beautiful white stuff. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESIGNED by SNOW…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ An abstract I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE STONES in WINTER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love details like this. A pile of stones, snow, sun... the black ridge designed comes from melting snow. Another of my faves. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWBLANKET…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ walking through this wood, the snow crunching underfoot and leaving perfect bootprints in the virgin white, I arrived at this clearing, the pile of logs looked ever so snug under that blanket of snow. Wishing you a very good day and thanx for visiting Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROST…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ a detail of the bandstand, in the park in Ostend, where in Summer you’d have brassband concert on a Sunday. Here I used to walk with my father, after we’d had a ride in one of the boats on the lake. Once more the orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FROSTED SNOW GRID…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PACK ICE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ More Winter patterns and minimalism. A BIG fave of mine. This is a very busy canal being kept open for shipping traffic, but it was freezing over again very fast. The 'grain' that you see is actually that crizzly snow that kept falling in swoops. Best On Black I remember my boys made it a sport to jump from on ice-float to another (without falling in the water!!!), when we lived in Holland, along a narrow canal... Hair-raising stuff... boys will be boys! As their mother I only knew some time later of course, after one DID fall in. Sent him for a hot shower, he was ready to go again... NOT!!! I love 'graphic' shots like these, hope you do too. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ 2010. Last night we got a fresh wave of snow, I prefer it to the dark wetness and blackness of the last days, the previous snow not quite melted away, yet looking dirty... Winter is here to stay for awhile! I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOGGY DEW in the PARC…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I woke up, after only a few hours of sleep, to this fairytale sight, well what could I do? Get ready and going, I just had to catch this short-lived beauty. The orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW BLIZZARD...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Our dog, a Border Collie, didn't want to go out in this weather. Could you blame him? But I was determined to make a beautiful shot that day. I even risked my precious camera... The result was well worth it, I love the windswept movement of the snow. We have the same weather today, 2017. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. Again between Christmas and the New Year On a stormy Sunday, while visiting one of my sons, and his little family, who lives in Holland, the beach called... After a copious meal, what better than to go out for a brisk walk, warm clothes, good boots, to fight the wind and brace the elements. I’m one of those people who just loves the beach and the sea in Wintertime! Then come home all aglow and rejuvenated, to a nice cup of hot chocolate... It also gives for many a great image and often strange colour skies. I wasn’t the only one that day near Scheveningen or Katwijk (sorry, can't remember now), but I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do too. This is the way the image came out, no manipulation. I wish a wonderful day and thanx for viewing and your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Having walked around in Winter Wonderland, the sun had done her job and erased the ephemeral magic. On the way home I saw this chaud/froid of the lake, golden rays mirrored on the ice, the island in the centre, already looming in the fog of darkness... The ice was never strong enough to walk or skate on! Wishing you a lovely warm day and thanx again for viewing and leaving your words, always appreciated, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERLIGHT…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Mount Snowdon in Wales. Yr Wyddfa commonly known as Snowdon in English, is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...

The festive days are upon us, I think of friends and family... on the Continent, mostly in Flanders... The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone (excerpt fom 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past. The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the center, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill evening, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunset... I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLANDERS, A winter-sunset

waited a long time for the right moment, was on my way home when I saw this in the side mirror. I left my car on the side of the narrow road, grabbed my camera. Nikon F4 and 400asa film, scanned from neg and comp in camera! This is so very typical, the gnarled willows to keep the flat land 'dry', the sky reaching poplars, the majestic elm trees standing tall against the North wind. In winter the sun just drops,he? Ah well I got it... M, (*_~) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ “When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.” -Lady Bird Johnson I woke up, I suddenly sensed that, although the curtains were closed and yet, the 'light' had changed and there was the unmistakable silence that comes with snow... looked out and saw the wonderland, I'm sure my eyes grew bigger, I know my heart jumped and beat faster. I squealed with joy and wonder at all this beauty... I ran upstairs for my camera, the then new Nikon D7000, here was a chance to 'test' it! I'm happy with the result! What a machine! We lived in the Victorian Quarter! Lovely! That was 2010. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ That morning, as predicted, 4th of December 2008, close to the city centre, it started to snow heavily, because of the cold spell we’d experienced, in no time it was a different world. I love the silence that comes with it... I was up and about, rushing from window to window... (morality of this story? Always see that your windows are clean? LOL) AAAhhh, I just wish it had waited for the festive days, it creates such a peaceful atmosphere. That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ By that time, the night receding, morning started to break, the traffic slowly started, some cars ventured out, people slip-sliding down to work. The snow stopped falling for awhile, the silence still deafening. In this image I love the 'chaud-froid' the coldness from the night and the warmth from the Low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps, also known as sodium oxide (SOX) lamps. Today it is almost all gone, but a memory and a few images... the goal of photography, to safe-keep them!!! I handheld my camera, very low shutter-speed, steadying against the wall and yes I have very steady hands! Focus... take a deep breath... hold still... take the image, breathe out! DONE That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved winter, light, urban, colour, snow, garden, mood, snowing, streets, horizontal, victorian, houses, magda indigo, nights, nikon-D200

AN INDIGO EVENING...A CHRISTMAS THEME

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. The weather had been fierce the whole day, the wind winding and hounding around the house, pulling at everything, with rain lashing against the windows. Here the sun sets at 4.15 now, so dark very early, it seemed like we'd never had a day, when I noticed a bit of golden sheen, I looked and this greeted me. An Indigo sky with a strip of pale light. I grabbed my camera, opened the window and took the image. We live on the side of a hill, it glides down into the Dale and climbs back up. We get the mostmagnificent and dramatic sunsets, this one turned INDIGO... Wish you a glorious day and thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Such an iconic view, a manger, hills in the distance and sheep, looking at you.Do you think they like being photographed then? LOL. Bolton Abbey is a quaint Dales village, surrounded by farms, adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BOLTON IN WINTER...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! A light dusting of snow... Bolton Abbey is a quaint dales village adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER…

My favourite season, lol. WHERE ELSE but YORKSHIRE? A meadow that I photographed with a bit of early winter in the Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skill-fully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROSTY MAGIC...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ tonight is gonna be the coldest night so far. Time to cuddle up! I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER-START...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things, as you can see... First frost, and mist, and cold, and dank... short days, long evenings... it is The Dead of Winter!!! I looked for the most photogenic leaves, qua pattern, colours and shapes. Trying all kinds with the new ringflash Paul gave me last year, with compensations, having fun... Not my favourite tool yet. Have a day full of joy and thanx for your comments, ALWAYS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LONE 'ZEN' TREE... YORKSHIRE

We walked through a beautiful park called 'Golden Acres' when I saw this tree; everything was green, including the trunk of the tree, from the recent moisture and moss. It had something of the Japanese drawings, I saw it in nothing but B&W, I saw this image like this here in my mind before I even took the photo. Apparently that's what makes it art... if it is a preconceived idea, the rest is photojournalism? Must find that article and refer you to it! LOL! Have a magic day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERFUN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Although there wasn’t that much snow, this dad was out with his kids, determined to make the most of it. I spotted this colourful little Winter-tableau and could not resist. A series of ‘loose’ subjects, gathered over the years. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Suddenly, a deep frost! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skilfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

A deep frost, a long Winter! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skillfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-PAINTED...

I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWFLAKES…

A snowflake is either a single ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals which falls through the Earth's atmosphere as snow. Each flake nucleates around a dust particle in supersaturated air masses by attracting supercooled cloud water droplets, which freeze and accrete in crystal form. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperatures and humidity zones in the atmosphere, such that individual snowflakes differ in detail from one another, but may be categorised in eight broad classifications and at least 80 individual variants. The main constituent shapes for ice crystals, from which combinations may occur, are needle, column, plate and rime. Snowflakes appear white in colour despite being made of clear ice. This is due to diffuse reflection of the whole spectrum of light by the small crystal facets. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SNOW-BERRIES... Symphoricarpos

Of seasonal plants! Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. Thanks for visiting, have a great day, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.cm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! Holly berries are somewhat toxic to humans, though their poisonous properties are overstated and fatalities almost unknown. They are extremely important food for numerous species of birds and are also eaten by other wild animals. In the fall and early winter the berries are hard and apparently unpalatable. After being frozen or frosted several times, the berries soften, and become milder in taste. During winter storms, birds often take refuge in this evergreen, which provides shelter, protection from predators (by the spiny leaves) and food. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORANGE AND SPICE…

Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. The "sweet orange", which is the kind that are most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many parts of the world. Oranges are round orange-coloured fruit that grow on a tree which can reach 10 metres (33 ft) high. Orange trees have dark green shiny leaves and small white flowers with five petals. The flowers smell very sweet which attracts many bees. An orange has a tough shiny orange skin. Inside, the fruit is divided into "segments", which have thin tough skins that hold together many little sections with juice inside. There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more. The colour orange takes its name from the fruit. The word "orange" is unusual because it is one of only a few English words that does not rhyme with anything. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER FRAGRANCES…

So welcome in December, the fragrance of orange, cinnamon and Star anise, then add some pine from the tree, maybe some candle-wax and all set? LOL Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-size seed in each of its eight segments. Native to China and Vietnam, star anise comes from a small evergreen tree. Its flavour is slightly more bitter than that of regular anise seed. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen, who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Burma. The "sweet orange", which is the kind that are most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many parts of the world. Oranges are round orange-coloured fruit that grow on a tree which can reach 10 metres (33 ft) high. Orange trees have dark green shiny leaves and small white flowers with five petals. The flowers smell very sweet which attracts many bees. An orange has a tough shiny orange skin. Inside, the fruit is divided into "segments", which have thin tough skins that hold together many little sections with juice inside. There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more. The colour orange takes its name from the fruit. The word "orange" is unusual because it is one of only a few English words that does not rhyme with anything. Thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORANGE, SPICE and ALL THINGS NICE…

Not a bad idea to 'take stock' once in awhile? I always say: be happy for what you have got and not unhappy for what you have not? Sometimes difficult, but it works! Dried orange, vibrant husks and fragrant Cinnamon. yummy, Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Cinnamon, husks, spice, orange, brown, food,design,colour,black-background,square,conceptual art, Nikon D7000, magda indigo