Treetops.

One from the archives taken in Cheshire in the early 1990s. It shows the low evening sun illuminating the tops of trees around Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England. A shot that sat in my files being overlooked but it’s grown on me after scanning it a few years ago.

Bickerton Hil is a red sandstone hill and is the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge. A range of low sandstone hills sticking out of the Cheshire Plain. There is the remains of an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of the hill.

Low sun on tree tops.

Trees in fog at sunrise.

Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.

One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.

Trees in a fog shrouded hay field.

Trees and shadows.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Notions of Shadows and of Light.

I thought it was a very good prompt and considered a few of my photos. In the end there was one of my shots that became the obvious pick for me.

The photo was taken with telephoto. I shot different framings with a 300mm, a 425mm telephoto (the 300mm plus a 1.4x teleconverter) and a 600mm. Actually the 600mm version was taken with the 300mm plus a 2x teleconverter. The wind was so strong on top of the hill the photo was taken from that my 600mm was being shaken to much for an effective shot despite using a substantial tripod.

This is the 300mm version.

Trees and shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England