Winter scintillates. Everything is covered in a dusting of ammil, everything is locked in time. Snowflakes press onto windows, and tiny, furry fingers of frost stretch out from leaves, car bonnets, lampposts. The sound of crunching footsteps and the harsh, slap of cold on skin makes everything seem clear and real. Because let’s face it: when we see the world covered in frost, sometimes, it doesn’t look real at all.
Although I don’t enjoy winter (shivering on a bus full of sneezing individuals isn’t my favourite past time), I will admit how beautiful it can make the world. Not so long ago we had some proper snow, although it only lasted for a couple of days. Luckily, when I took these pictures, the weather wasn’t too overbearing. The following are all taken somewhere between November and January, either on foot or on my usual bus commute.
Just a quick update…
This Photo Journal is slightly shorter than the others because I have decided to change up the schedule of my posts from now on! I have some new content coming your way (which you’ll hopefully love as much as I do). This sparkly new content will replace the Tea-Stained Photo Journals all together. Although they won’t be posted as often, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be coming back. I plan to keep coming out with a lot of content, and if I have any leftover photos, I’ll be sure to make them into a Photo Journal. Thank you for sticking with me so far, and I hope to see you at the next one!
Disclaimer: I’m not the best photographer (yet!), but I’m hoping that with the following Tea-Stained Photo Journals (TSPJ) I can practice my skills in both photography and editing so that I can eventually look back on such blog posts to see my improvements over time. These pictures were particularly hard for me, so if you have any advice on how to take pictures in different lightings or how to edit them, please post them in the comments below. It’d really help me out 🙂 For now, I hope you enjoy spontaneous pictures!
(All pictures are taken with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and edited with the free version of Photoshop Express.)