Landscape near Newquay, Cornwall; 23 Oct 2012.

The lines of windblown trees first attracted me to this scene, and then there were the partly seen house and the bold, dark lines of the field boundaries.

Letterbox is an ideal format here, and I’ve used a pale vignette to suggest mistiness around the frame edges.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – highly recommended.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Full Contrast and Structure preset as a starting point.





  1. I love windblown trees! I haven’t seen many in my UK travels, but there were some memorable ones across the Channel on the northwest coast of France that really stick in memory. And on the southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island–well, what a memory-jogger: Watch for a new post soon!


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