Heavy Snow in the U.K.

December 26, 2010

Photographer: Greg Parker; Greg's Website
Summary Author: Greg Parker; Jim Foster

The photo above showing St. Saviour's Church in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, U.K. amidst a mantle of white was taken on December 18, 2010. This has been one of the coldest and snowiest Decembers on record across portions of the U.K., especially in Scotland. In the Hampshire area of southern England, winters are typically milder than much of the rest of the U.K. However, this December, a series of snowstorms has seriously impacted areas to the north and south alike; bringing traffic to a near standstill in places, causing major flight delays and closing some schools. The heft of the snow in the evergreen boughs gives some indication as to how much snow covers the ground – about 9 in (22 cm). Upwards of 48 inches (122 cm) has fallen in uplands areas of the U.K. in just this month alone! St. Saviour’s Church was built as a private chapel for local Rhinefield House in 1905 and later given to the parish.

Photo details: The image is a 16-frame mosaic taken with a Canon 5D MkII camera; using a 50 mm prime lens; mosaic being stitched together using PTGui software program.