In common with many photographers, I find trees fascinating, and interesting to photograph, and cedars particularly so. Here, in the grounds of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, just one or two of the cedars of Lebanon, planted in 1588 (yes, the year of the Spanish Armada!) remain alive and standing, still giving off their characteristic scent on a warm day.
On one evening last week, I caught sight of this tree. I’ve seen it many times before, but not lit like this. The endless changes in natural light can cause many fascinating effects that are just waiting to be noticed; it doesn’t happen to order – we just have to keep our eyes open!It's kind to share!
Who doesn’t love, as they say, a candle tree? This shot was taken in the evening, using quite a slow shutter speed, hence the slight blurring – which I think is sometimes not an undesirable effect. Large, old trees make me think, too. If they could talk, what stories they would have to tell!It's kind to share!
I know this isn’t terribly original, but for me, few things are as conducive to feeling a sense of peace as entering an area of woodland on a warm day. This picture was taken on a warm August afternoon. With the peace came a sense of awe at the power and balance of nature.