Kent is a county of broad views and historic
sights, characterful towns and ancient villages.
At any time of year the county is charming and
picturesque, but in winter frost and snow brings a
stunning added dimension to the Kent scene.
The magical days leading up to Christmas are
transformed as Bluewater Shopping Centre is
ablaze with festive lights, Canterbury Cathedral is
decorated with a life-sized Nativity and Christmas
carols hang in the crisp night air.
And then the harsher days of winter proper set
in with freezing temperatures, ice, snow, frost,
arctic winds and swirling mists. At times this can
be magnificently bleak, but at others sun, snow
and bright blue skies are the ingredients for a
beautiful and uplifting picture.
becomes more approachable as animals and birds
stock up on food, and offer perhaps the best
opportunity for close contact in the whole of the
year. By mid-March the temperatures begin to
crawl back into double figures, spring flowers
emerge from their thawing slumber, and bursting
buds, croaking frogs and longer sunny days herald
the end of winterís reign for another year.
All this and more is captured in 140 superbly
evocative images by renowned Kent photographer
Andreas Byrne to tell the colourful tale
of Kent in winter.
Andreas Byrne is a landscape
photographer based in New
Barn, Kent. Andreas is passionate
about photography and this is his
fourth book on Kent published by
Halsgrove. He sells his pictures to
commercial and retail calendar
companies, greetings cards, and is a
regular contributor to Outdoor
Photography magazine. He was highly
commended in the BBC Wildlife of
the Year Competition 2008.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 052 7, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published October 2010.