This tree caught my eye as it made an imposing shape against a clear blue sky on a crispy Winter morning. Probably a more imposing figure in it’s glory days, it still made a shot worth taking. I didn’t have my DSLR with me on the day so my Samsung Galaxy S3 took the picture and I subsequently edited it in Aperture 3.
For what it’s worth the EXIF is: ISO80, 4mm, 0ev, f/2.6, 1/558
The location is the grounds of Wroxall Abbey, now a hotel but formerly the family country seat of Sir Christopher Wren – the most famous architect of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
This tree stump had been burnt and this emphasised the character of what was once the bark. I love how vivid the colours have worked on this, having tried a few black and white variants I am really pleased with the colour version.
EXIF: Canon 60D, ISO100, 85mm, 0ev, f/5.6, 1/50
Long dead but an interesting tree trunk from my visit to the New Forest today. I try to avoid portrait orientation usually, no particular reason, but the shape said I had to go there on this one.
EXIF: Canon 60D, ISO100, 85mm, 0ev, f/5.6, 1/60
This is a part of the tree root system shown earlier, roots grow in all sorts of interesting directions and are not often visible unless uprooted – as this tree was suddenly in a storm in the late eighties.
EXIF: Canon 60D, ISO 100, 75mm, 0ev, f/5.6,1/250
These are the dried out roots of a fallen tree in the New Forest, Southern England. Many trees fell in storms twenty or more years back and I guess this was but one of them.
EXIF: Canon 60D, ISO 100, 73mm, 0ev, f/5.6, 1/40