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photoblog image Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 3/5

Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 3/5

Beacon Hill is one of the highest points in Leicestershire and is just a few miles from Loughborough. It has excellent views out to Nottingham, Derby and the Peak district Hills.  A lunchtime picnic and walk in June allowed me to take this series of images.

 

This is a much photographed tree, indeed I have featured it at least twice on Shutterchance as a lonesome tree image one of which can be found here >>>

http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Lonesome_Tree_/1/ 

(I would show you where but for some reason I am unable to put in a link to any pictures in my Archive despite efforts by John to solve this problem, all I get is an Error 404 warning.)

 


 



 


 


Beacon Hill, Leicestershire 3/5

Beacon Hill is one of the highest points in Leicestershire and is just a few miles from Loughborough. It has excellent views out to Nottingham, Derby and the Peak district Hills.  A lunchtime picnic and walk in June allowed me to take this series of images.

 

This is a much photographed tree, indeed I have featured it at least twice on Shutterchance as a lonesome tree image one of which can be found here >>>

http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Lonesome_Tree_/1/ 

(I would show you where but for some reason I am unable to put in a link to any pictures in my Archive despite efforts by John to solve this problem, all I get is an Error 404 warning.)

 


 



 


 


comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Oct 2010, 01:40
I thought that tree looked familiar...perhaps it would not be so lonesome, Brian, if you told it about its star billing on SC.
Brian Walbey: I will mention next time I walk past the tree Ray smile
Lonesom trees are highly photographable, because they are lonesome, and there are no distractions to spoil the shape. Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, I'm a sucker for lone tree pictures.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Oct 2010, 06:27
There's a famous cypress tree like this in Monterrey, CA, Brian, and there is jewelry made of it. A nice icon for a place!

I get those Error 404 warnings from time to time, too, but usually when I re-insert the link, it works. It happened just yesterday for today's post, so I know what you mean.
Brian Walbey: I guess the world is full of lone trees Ginnie, perhpas we should do a world tour and photograph them all, with Maureen and Astrid of course. John has sent me a fix for the 404 thing, I can send it on to you if you would like it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2010, 06:40
A fine memory of summer Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris although it is almost like summer here today.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2010, 07:13
These stone dyke walls remind me of The Last Of The Summer Wine lovely composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Scotia. It does look a bit like you suggest but that is considerably further north than here.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 Oct 2010, 07:43
Lonesome trees, one of my favorite subjects, nice work Brian
Brian Walbey: Everybody seems to like lonesome trees Tony.
You can't beat a lonely tree photo Brian.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Chad., thanks for your comment.
I always like lonesome trees that can be isolated in landscapes, I often think they are 'planted' to close together. Love the wall and grass with tree above.
Brian Walbey: There seems to be a general agreement about lone tree shots on SC John, always a winner, thanks for your comment.
Very nicely composed Brian, there is something about a lonesome tree, it stands out lovely with that stone wall smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda, I can't avoid photographing this tree when I go up there with the camera. Actually I guess Steve might be familiar with Beacon Hill it being just up the road from Loughborough.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Oct 2010, 11:19
lone tree blue sky fluffy white clouds ARRR LOvely
Brian Walbey: Glad to have made your day vintage.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Oct 2010, 12:42
Oh, a lovely composed photo - with the steep- diagonal line downwards (or upwards)- the wind seems to blow into the opposite direction and the clouds like to follow it -yes, the lonely tree looks impressive- but it might have some cousins in this region!
Brian Walbey: Yes plenty of cousins Philine, it is quite a woody area, you will see some of it on Thursday.
Nice composition and well captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
Excellent image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Oct 2010, 13:14
Oh, all the visitors said: lonesome tree- but Chad and I said 'lonely', Vintage 'lone' - there must be a difference between 'lonesome'-'lonely'- 'solitary'- 'single'- oh, English is a really difficult language! 'Lonely' may express a feeling of loneliness! -You surely kow the famous painting by Caspar David Friedrich, The lonely tree?
Brian Walbey: I didn't know of Friedrich Philine but a quick Google has shown me he has quite a lot of paintings featuring one or more trees.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Oct 2010, 13:38
I am 'back' on SC just to look around, I love the series with the people looked at the back, great theme.
Todays picture is a delight, wonderful composition and love the tree, I bet is does not feel that lonesome anymore.... wink
Brian Walbey: I'm sorry you had computer problems Astrid, thanks for looking back at my last weeks postings. This tree isn't all that lonely but the nearest ones are quite some distance away.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2010, 14:01
Lovely, Brian; interesting to see the tree in different seasons. You've a lovely sky here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Alan.
Spot on Brian, the tree in the perfect position to enhance the shot, luv it.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks George.
must be very loneley up there by itself
Brian Walbey: Well there are plenty of other trees up there Derek but all some distance away.
Strong composition Brian - love the diagonal
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.

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