Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Oak portrait



This is a tree I see regularly and throughout the seasons from the train between Bath and Bristol. One day, a couple of weeks ago I had occasion to pass that way by car and so I planned ahead and had my camera to hand. The sun was in just the right possition and I had a polarising filter to flatten the glare off the leaves. This is a very girthy old Quercus robur (about 3 meters circumference I estimate, I forgot my tape measure) with a plently of deadwood branches but still holding a healthy crown of foliage.

If you want to visit this tree it is just of the A4 to the west of Bath, here is a map, the point in the centre of which indicates the trees location:

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