spring snow fall across the cheviot hills
deep spring time snow fall
Despite the deep, late season snow fall over the Cheviot Hills, it began to thaw fairly rapidly on the sun-facing slopes and I love how this contrast of bare hillside and deep snow accentuates the curved line of Hawsen Burn carving its way through the hills...
A3 – (Printed Area – 257mm x 360mm)
late season cold snap
Though the thaw made the initial ascent at the bottom of the hill a fairly easy one, there was still enough deep snow higher up to make for some tricky hiking conditions. Knee deep in most places and waist deep in others, there was a lot of fun to be had trudging through the slopes of buried heather that cover the hillsides. Most pathways could be made out where the snow had naturally sunk and settled but scouting for compositions regularly required going off piste.
The best shot to be had from that day was this one taken near the top of my initial ascent up Hawsen Burn and I love how the natural features create leading lines through the image as the burn leads into Harthope Valley and then all the way out to sea.
The sky was a crystal blue that day and though the air temperature was still cold, the sun was strong enough to allow you to occasionally remove the layers and hike around in just a t-shirt.
- Canon R6 + Canon L Series 24 - 105 IS USM @ 24mm | f/11 | 1/100sec | ISO100
- Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290
- Fotospeed Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315