Even for autumn, the past few weeks have been unusually warm: In mid-November it was 15°C in the streets and one could still see people wearing thin jackets instead of thick winter coats and wool caps. Eventually the Christmas decoration is installed, but the trees still have their colorful autumn leaves.
However, out of the blue winter arrived. Last night it suddenly surprised us. Temperatures dropped below zero degrees Celsius and snowflakes were dancing at our windows all night long. Those of us living in a city know, of course, that this calm white winter atmosphere of the night is going to look very different on the next morning. In the city everything will look depressingly gray. The tall buildings, the sky and even the people in the city seem all gray to me in winter. The snow doesn’t remain and all we see in the streets is wet slush. The idyllic atmosphere of the night has been replaced by hooting cars and delayed public transport, stressed people and many red noses. On such days I also dream of being far away from the city to enjoy the first snow in the countryside, where it has remained and one can enjoy it peacefully. Unfortunately, there was no time for this today. To enjoy some of it still, I sneaked into one of my favorite coffee-shops, enjoying some coffee and cake. The smell of roasted coffee and fresh cake is just the right thing on such days.
Of course, I still took some photos. I used my Sony Alpha 7R II, the MC-11 converter and the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art lens. In order to make some pictures look a bit more exciting, I’ve been using a prism which I kept holding in front of the lens. Below I also linked another article in which I explained to you what this prism is all about and why it’s not only interesting in a physics lesson. (https://fotogenerell.com/2018/04/30/bei-der-naschkatze/)