Fingers of ice

These wonderful photos were captured in February this year, when we stumbled – almost literally – across a wonderful place in Perthshire called Rumbling Bridge.    The River Braan runs through a deep gorge and tumbles under the old bridge in a torrent of white foam.   In the freezing weather, every surface had been glazed with a transparent coating of ice.   The effect was just magical…

GorgeFalls on the River BraanPearls of ice on mossIcy fingersPearls of ice on moss (2)Mosses and lichenIce-coated twigFairy tree

I’m looking forward to more clear, frosty days this winter because there’s nothing quite like these conditions for photography.

You can see more images on my blog, Jo’s Journal, here and here.

Photos copyright © Colin & Jo Woolf


  1. Beautiful photos, Its lovely when you come across a gem like that. I’m hoping, like you that we get some lovely frost days 🙂

    • Thank you, Lynne! I’m looking forward to those kind of days, too. Meanwhile, we look set to be battered by stormy weather tonight – stay safe!

      • Oh yes we have batten down the hatches, well hopefully made the chickens safe. Last time we had 2 huge pine trees come down, 100ft plus, just hope that doesn’t happen again….I hate losing large mature trees. You stay safe as well.

  2. Wonderful photographs, the frost and ice make such beautiful patterns and you’ve captured some magnificent creations. I must say that I’m rather enjoying this mild weather.

    • Thank you, Lorna! We really enjoyed ourselves that day. I am looking forward to the frosty weather, but I must agree that the mild conditions at present are very nice!

  3. Those really are beautiful photographs, so intimate

  4. Wonderful pictures! I’ll see if I can visit there next year. This post really makes me want to be there.

  5. Very beautiful pictures and now that it is coming onto winter here in the north, it reminds me that snow could be on the way any time soon. That’s ok because the first snowfall is the most magical of all scenes. Thank you for the beauty you have displayed and look forward to more. Mari

    • Thank you, Marialla! It is getting slightly colder here too, but our autumn so far has been very mild. I love the clear frosty mornings as they’re great for photography.

  6. Stunning pictures. I can’t wait for winter.

  7. Such beautiful photos, definitely worth braving the frost cold outside.

  8. Wow, that’s stunning. I was there today taking late autumn/ early winter shots….it’s was frosty, but I need to go back and see it like this coated in ice. Magical shots 🙂

    • Thank you! That’s good to know you were there – isn’t it a lovely place? We just happened across it at a perfect time! It was a photographer’s paradise. You do need to take care though, when it’s that icy – even standing still, we started to slide on the road and on the rocks, and with the roar of the river, I don’t think anyone would hear you call out!

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