So quiet and subtle is the beauty of December that escapes the notice of many people their whole lives through. Colour gives way to form: every branch distinct, in a delicate tracery against the sky. New vistas, obscured all Summer by leafage, now open up.Flora Thompson
December in London this year has delivered frost, a touch of snow, but also mild and damp weather; a little bit of everything. Of course it has also brought Christmas lights and decorations.
We were at home for most of the month, then travelled north to spend New Year in Newcastle. My photos for the month capture a day out in Hampstead with friends and several outings in central London, as well as a few shots closer to home and a final couple up in Newcastle. The final shot is included specifically for those of you who were curious to see the Sage music venue in Gateshead in colour after I recently shared a gallery of black and white images. And of course I couldn’t let December pass without including a Christmas decoration! So the header photo is of a bauble on our tree.
All these shots were taken with my phone or with my compact point and shoot Lumix. My new Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera didn’t get any outings this month. The black and white and sepia shots were edited with Nik Silver Efex, the others with Photoshop Elements and/or Nik Color Efex.
As I’m posting this on the first day of 2023 I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone who kindly follows my blog, and especially those of you who comment and interact, the very best for the coming year. May we all have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.