Winter trees

The current stormy conditions are keeping me indoors, so time to look at some of the photos that I took before the end of the year but never made it onto the blog. This is a photo that has been shown before, but not quite like this. The way these trees frame the lane on the bend of the hill always catch my eye, there is something about the composition which appeals to me.

The conversion to black and white and the silver effect gives the impression of a heavy frost or even snow. It hasn’t been quite that cold here, but it has been dismal. During the winter months the structure of the limbs and branches of the trees create a pleasing shape and here they are magnificent in isolation.


  1. I like the black and white with the silver effect. It makes it look oh-so-shivery! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      better than looking oh-so muddy!

      1. That’s for sure. We’re pretty darn muddy here as well. 🙂

  2. Sue says:


  3. Sue says:

    We want to know what is over the hill….

    1. Heyjude says:

      More lane and Cornish hedges with views of the hill fort on the left and the sea on the right. 😁

      1. Sue says:

        Thank you!

  4. beetleypete says:

    Very nice, Jude. That seems to have some ‘age’ about it. It could easily have been taken before WW2.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect the landscape around here hasn’t changed since the mining industry ended. Just farmland.

  5. restlessjo says:

    I agree with you. I always like a bend in the road and change of direction 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      This is the point where I stop to take a breath on the way back up the hill 😅

      1. restlessjo says:

        You live just over the brow? 🙂 🙂

  6. Yes, I would definitely want to know what was up that hill and round the bend.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll take a photo next time!

  7. bushboy says:

    Love the black and white Jude 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Brian 😁

  8. pommepal says:

    A lovely composition Jude. It draws me right in and along that road. I also like the way the cloud follows the shape of the tree

    1. Heyjude says:

      The clouds did play a great part in this composition.

  9. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Yep it has been a pretty grim winter – but I love your photo:)

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, I have so many photos of this scene, so I thought I’d play with it.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    The composition calls out for us to set off over the horizon. Wonderful image.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad you liked the photo Elizabeth.

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