Stockeld Park for a last burst of winter adventure

Sunday was the last day (we thought then) of the holidays so we decided to head to the fabulous wonderland at Stockeld Park near Wetherby for our final festive flourish. We arrived just as the sun was setting and although it was bitterly cold, it was a great evening with snow to boot. I took my camera to get a few more wintry shots while I had the chance and had to resort to experimenting with the failing light as I didn’t want to use my flash and draw attention to myself. Little did I know that there was really no need to try so hard since the children have been off school today after just one day back and we are practically  snowed in! I didn’t take my camera sledging today as it was still snowing so hard when we went all I thought I’d see was blizzard. But it looks like I may still have tomorrow…

Here are a couple of quick highlights from Stockeld Park, even including a landscape! Clearly the photography experimentation should stop before I go completely nuts. More light soon please!

Jasper was deemed too young to ski in the treacherous conditions so he and I had to walk round the enchanted forest while Karl and the girls made fools of themselves falling over every few seconds.

susielawrence3Off they go, not realising that the peril was themselves…
susielawrence2I was testing my boundaries big time with this one! I wanted some movement as Maisie was skating but it still had to clearly be her. A bit of panning round trying to follow her erratic course and I got her:


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  • Laura LawsonWow what a cool park! These shots are totally magical, I love the ‘Maisie in motion’ one – she looks so full of concentration! Hope Jasper wasn’t too upset being left behind, sounds like he had a lucky escape 🙂

  • Laura SilcockGorgeous pics. I also like the one of Maisie and the last one is absolutely beautiful!!

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