Frozen lake

Frozen lake

Colliford Lake, Cornwall, with shards of ice at shore.

Photography by Lydia Kent

I took this photo in late December, 2010 after the recent cold snap froze over every lake and river on the moors. This lake had only just began to thaw out, and there were big shards of ice that had floated to shaw. This caught my eye and I wanted to capture how beautiful it looked, glistening and floating about. The weather was very mistyand ice cold and I wanted to capture the blues and purples of the scene. I based trhis picture on pinhole photography, an errie charecteristic and simple way to take photos. I entered this photo into a competition in the Cornish Guardian, where if you get the photo published in their newspaper, you get a coupon to get it printed out, big scale, for free. And I won!


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