Tag Archives: Tree

A Different View

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I liked the way the shiny van was distorting the scene around it. It was quite hard to take a photo without my reflection in it though!

Yes, we did stop for ice creams – locally made within a mile of where this van’s parked and you can try before you buy if you can’t make your mind up. I had gooseberry and elderflower and NAH had damson. Yum.

What Makes a Picture?

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A couple of weeks ago I published a picture of this tree over at Veg Plotting because it was the most spectacular combination of lighting, leaf colour and structure I’d found on the day. My intention was to focus on the tree and so waited quite a while for the family to move before I took the second photo shown above.

However, it’s the first photo I took within seconds of arriving at the scene which I actually published.

Do you think my choice the right one?

Cathedral Oak

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Last week I went for a walk across Corsham Court’s parkland as Mark, one of my regular local readers over at Veg Plotting had tipped me off about an oak tree that had split in half.

It’s an awesome sight and when I stepped underneath the fallen portion, I felt like I was standing in a cathedral of oak. As the leaves are brown, I’m wondering if this portion of the tree was already dead or dying and last week’s strong winds were enough to bring it crashing down.