Tree in Cressbrook Dale

Not many blog posts recently – not because of lack of enthusiasm but due to lack of time. Unfortunately earning money has to come before gallivanting around the countryside in all weathers (most of the time)

This shot was taken on a Sunday afternoon walk around Cressbrook Dale in early January with the talented and extremely pleasant Mr Al Brydon ( or on Facebook

I’m often tempted to try and fit all the subject into a shot, but since I took a break from using the wide angle lens I’ve been concentrating more on using longer focal lengths (40-50mm) and trying to crop scenes to make the most of interesting light and detail. Here I liked the curve made by the tree and its shadow, how the winding path filled up the left of the frame and how the branches on the left of the tree extended to fill the sky.

This work is available at redbubble.