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photoblog image Bradgate Park - 10/10

Bradgate Park - 10/10

I have featured Bradgate Park, near Leicester, before but not the southern end at the village of Newtown Linford.  We took a walk there with the grandchildren in early April and this series will give you an idea how lovely it is, and different from the northern end.

To end this series a shot of one of the most photographed trees in the whole of Leicestershire, especially among members of local camera clubs.  There is in fact another tree just like it off picture to the left and a photo of both is at
. The full set of photos from Bradgate, can be seen on my Flickr blog here

Bradgate Park - 10/10

I have featured Bradgate Park, near Leicester, before but not the southern end at the village of Newtown Linford.  We took a walk there with the grandchildren in early April and this series will give you an idea how lovely it is, and different from the northern end.

To end this series a shot of one of the most photographed trees in the whole of Leicestershire, especially among members of local camera clubs.  There is in fact another tree just like it off picture to the left and a photo of both is at
. The full set of photos from Bradgate, can be seen on my Flickr blog here

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 May 2010, 01:00
An exceptionally beautiful and characterful, magical, tree, Brian.

You have shot it very well, too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
What a great tree ... so much character

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 May 2010, 06:09
I love that a tree can have such great honor because so many of them deserve it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, I'm not sure if it ever actually sprouts any leaves etc.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2010, 07:06
I can see why its a favoured subject Brian
Brian Walbey: It has been seen at many a local camera club Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 May 2010, 07:15
This is a truly gnarled specimen Brian
Brian Walbey: A beautiful tree in essence Chris.
You can't beat a good old gnarled tree Brian
Brian Walbey: Well roast lamb and mint sauce would beat the tree Bill smile Have a great weekend.
What a beautiful tree, such a lovely shape and so much history in it.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Sheila.
This tree has so much character. Well seen and captured Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Great tree shot - and nice treatment again, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
A tree with character Brian. Looks good against the sky
Brian Walbey: I will try a mono version sometime Janet, thanks for your comment.
It is a great tree, and some nice rocks also. And a lovely shot of it in the landscape.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
this is a great series.
these trees are awesome!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 May 2010, 17:54
What a character of tree persevering in all weathers and times of life, good and bad ones - a very impressive photo- and I well understand that it is one of the most favourite motives for photographers!
Brian Walbey: These oak trees really do live almost for ever Philine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 May 2010, 18:54
An amazing shape, Brian, and I can see why it is popular with photographers. In your first link, you sure you've not cloned int he second tree? LOL. I've enjoyed this series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, and no, I didn't clone the second tree, still I could make it 3 or even 4 on second thoughts smile
It is very unusual looking Brian..and its obvious why the clubs use it.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Ron.
What a beautiful tree!! Here in Ireland they would call this a fairy tree. This is pure magic Brian! I can surely understand this is a very popular photo subject. I would love to have it in front of my camera, and on my computer to mess around with. I would make a true Irish scene out of it, leprechauns and all!
Brian Walbey: Sounds as though you like this one Marion.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 30 May 2010, 21:08
Wonderful composition! I love the tree the and the way it stands out with that lovely landscape.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Beth.
A fine old gnarled tree Brian, could tell a few tales no doubt.
Brian Walbey: I wonder just how old this tree must be Les, as you can imagine it pops up regularly in local camera club competitions, in all sorts of presentations.
Spot on for composition Brian and what a lovely shaped tree
Brian Walbey: You can understand why this particular tree is so popular with photographers.

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