Before Christmas I went to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Luckily it was a day without rain and it ended with a lovely sunset. I took this with my Olympus E-PL3 using sunset mode. The sunset mode does make it a little more orange, but it was still a very colourful sunset.
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It’s the final countdown to Christmas 2012. Always a favourite time of the year
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Bit of silliness during a pre-Christmas Christmas with friends.
Got the Water Taxi to Las Olas last night, it was a fun experience even if it was absolutely freezing. Spending an hour in an open sided water taxi didn’t help to keep warm either. The Taxi was still fun and a great way to have a look around – there are some amazing houses and boats on the waterways.
Las Olas itself was beautifully lit up for the holiday season, but it was a bit too chilly to spend a long time admiring it so a return visit is in order. Had a lovely meal and a bit of a walk around to admire the lights. Thankfully the return water taxi was a closed sided one.
Hoping to return to warmer weather in the next day or two. Wearing woolly tights, coat and scarf was not part of the holiday plan.
I had some festive fun with a Christmas Tree biscuit. I took 4 original photo’s with Hipstamatic and then processed them via Diptic. I could have taken more pictures but if the images were any smaller they lose their impact.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed by the snow – like a lot of Aussies who never see it that much. Growing up, Christmas meant warm weather, BBQ’s and beaches, yet we still sent Christmas cards with snow covered trees. Snow really means Christmas. Snow on 2nd December is probably as close as I’m ever going to get to a white Christmas. I even spent last year in Toronto and still didn’t see a flake on the big day. Living by the coast here in Portsmouth, I didn’t really think we’d get the level of snow they were predicting but for once the weather boffins got the forecast right. It started snowing around 9pm – right on cue, and by the time I got up at 6.30 the next day there was 4.5 inches of the white fluffy stuff on my patio. Whoo hoo!
Above are some pictures I took on the big snow day.
Top Row: patio pictures
Middle Row: Down by Portsmouth Harbour
Bottom Row: Trees at Gunwharf Quays, and a snow covered chair.
All pictures taken with iPhone 3GS and processed with Picture Show or CameraBag
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