By Brian Gaze
During 2022 many fantastic photos were uploaded to the website. I've tried to pick five which show different flavours of the UK's weather and make, what can seem like more humdrum aspects of it, interesting.
The colours and depth of field on this one are amazing. Autumn can bring fantastic weather but all too often it seems to be overcast and damp. Therefore, when a day like this comes along it is something to be enjoyed.
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Autumn sunshine. By hilett1978
In the UK the expectation of snow often exceeds the reality. The best place for snow is frequently in a photograph and this is a great example.
View the full sized Loch an Eilein photo
A full rainbow in my view is one of the most spectacular displays the weather provides. This picture illustrates the phenomenon beautifully.
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Perhaps not strictly speaking a weather photo, but of course the milky way wouldn't be visible on a cloudy night. Therefore, I decided to include it. A stunning view of the castle and the sky at night.
View the full sized Bodiam Castle photo
Rain is something we are all familiar with in the UK and it is taken for granted. In the precipitation family it often seems boring when compared to hail or snow unless it is combined with thunder and lightning. Therefore, I thought this photo was absolutely brilliant for the way it shows rain falling, bouncing, accumulating and generally looking interesting.
I think it encapsulates the UK's weather perfectly and for that reason it gets my vote for photo of the year.
View the full sized Heavy showers photo
My selections are of course very subjective and you may disagree with them. Also, I didn't include any of the ones I have taken personally. You can view the photos in your own time by checking out the Weather picture gallery. If you think you can do better then please send your photos using the Upload or take photo app. To upload you will either need a TWO site account (freely register and also benefit from 5 days of advert free access to the website) or a Facebook, Twitter or Google account.
A massive thank you to everyone who has sent in photos through the course of the year. Please keep them coming as we head through 2023.
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