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February 3, 2013  in inspiring places

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

One freezing morning last month, I caught an early train out of London to look at a location for a magazine shoot I have been working on. The countryside was covered in frost and the fields whizzed before my eyes. I love how the landscape became pastel, the colours watered down by the layer of frost. Trees disappeared, fading into the distance, becoming ghostly in the damp, foggy air. I took these images through the window of the train, capturing fleeting moments of time on a chilly English morning.

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

Landscape photograph by Sania Pell

Taking photos through windows and abstracting the landscape has become a regular thing I do on long journeys now. It began through the car window whilst visiting Tate Modern one rainy day and from the train on my family trip to Edinburgh last October. I have some more images through the windows of a boat, taken on a family day trip over Christmas, that I will post soon too.


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  1. Marielle Essepian says:

    Loved this! Thanks so much for posting it.

  2. florence says:

    I love those images !……..

  3. Sue says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful images – I can’t wait to travel by train again you’ve shown the fast moving scenery in a totally new light

  4. Valentina says:

    Love your photos. I do that to, usualy from car, but unfortunately mine are rare good.

  5. Meredith says:

    Those pictures are amazing, you’re a genius with a camera! I love photos taken through window, mostly when the window is ornamental or mosaic, like this photo taken in Toronto . But when I’ve seen yours, I must admit they are so much better and original. Thanks for sharing.

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