Images of winter

I've been absent from my blog for a while. I'm currently working on three projects but all of them are in their embryonic stage, so I thought it would be a good idea to kick start the year with some images I've been taking through the winter months. 
Most of them have been taken from the train across Oxford and Gloucestershire. Hence the sense of slight blurring or motion. 

Images from the train part 2

During the past week or so I've been darting around between London, Oxford and next week Plymouth for the First Crafts Council Cohort meeting. 

With the cold January frosts I've gathered more images of my journeys across the countryside from the train. This is part two I suspect this series will continue throughout the changing seasons as I'm so what hooked.

As I've been recently gathering imagery I've noticed on a completely subconscious level that I'm being drawn to a more minimal aesthetic.
Once again the colour palette within this collection of images has a quality of simplicity.
It's not falling in to monotones but there is a subtle wash of pale shades and tones.
Winter has this special quality devoid of brightness through vibrant colours but when the sun shines across a white frosty landscape in the depths of winter it always astonishes me how beautiful winter can be.