Late on the evening of the 23rd snow started to fall thick and fast in Southport. This was so unusual for the town that all three of my big kids were out making snowmen after 11:00pm. While they were playing I threw the camera gear in the car and headed for town. I managed to get a few decent photographs of Lord Street before heading for the pier. I knew that if I waited until morning I’d miss the pristine snow, so I braved the blizzard and set up for a few shots. The flurry of snow and the orange glow from the lights made getting the colour right a bit of a challenge. I like this monochrome version as it emphasizes the structure of the pier and the contrast of snow and night.