Let it Snow
In the bleak midwinter, amidst the snowfall and freezing conditions, work carries on regardless and with new vigour for Portrait of the Nation.
Inspired by the weather we have been delving into the collection to find appropriate images for the season and I don’t think we could have come up with anything more spectacular than Alfred Buckham’s photograph of Morning Over the Moorfoots – Peebles, after Snowfall During the Night.
After taking this photograph he recalled that “the air… is so splendidly exhilarating that the discomfort is little felt until the blood begins to circulate freely again”. Find out more about Buckham and see his iconic Aerial Photograph of Edinburgh in our Online Collection.