The evenings have been cool and frosty with mist eerily creeping across the hills and into the fields, so the evening sunsets have been full of bursts of brilliant colour against a foggy backdrop as of late.
My flash unexpectedly went off when I was taking this, creating an almost bokeh effect with the low lying fog outside, but you can still see that orange/amber hue in the distance beneath that dark blue sky. It wasn't as dark as the picture leads you to believe and yet a simple change in lighting caused by my flash has created this dark and brooding foggy scene, but I really like the outcome.
I love the way that light and shadow play together to transform a place. I've been noticing it a lot lately and this thorny bush which is in the front garden created a maze of branches which the sunlight hit casting odd shadows on the ground. The dark, cloudy sky behind made it seem very eerie yesterday and with the misty evenings, it felt more like the depth of winter, which was odd seeing as lots of snowdrops have been popping up recently, so a hint of springtime is on the air, but it's one of the reasons I love the weather so much - completely unpredictable and wild!
When the sun does make itself known the colours and warmth can lift any dark mood. It's nice to see the wildlife beginning to emerge from their winter resting places and as the plants wake up and begin to bloom, I'm filled with new energy at the prospect of new life and new starts. Sometimes the New Year doesn't ever really kick in for me until spring when everything changes again so I sometimes wonder if I suffer from a touch of SAD.
Do any of you have experience with this? That low feeling which seems to get worse as the evenings darken?
I can always count on the Blue Tit to make me feel better again though. Those lovely blue, green and yellow shades always made me smile.
I hope you're all having a lovely week!