Tree at Belluton


Tree in front of a fence near Belluton, on the edge of the Chew Valley, south of Bristol; 15 Sep 2010.

This scene opened up alongside the narrow and winding road that I have taken hundreds of times, en route to the Chew Valley and the Mendip Hills or, more frequently, the Somerset Levels. 

It was soon after sunrise and my eye was caught by the horizontal light striking the tree’s trunk.  It is growing in front of a board and barbed wire fence, and the combination of the shadowed horizontal board in the background and the vertical tree suggested a crucifix.  And then there was the way that the tree’s pale, autumnal leaves were highlighted against the darkness of the board.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2.




About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 142 – TREE AT BELLUTON (MONO)

  1. Wonderful…this is an unusual capture, but it is so original and brilliant. I love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. paula graham says:

    Yea…the sort of tree you would remember all your life. Well photographed…of course!


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