Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

One of Five

One of Five
Noted in _Heritage Trees of Scotland_ (ISBN: 0904853063), this monster of a beech tree is one of only five in the UK known to exhibit layering - where branches drop to the earth and take root, forming new trees in a concentric pattern.

I've taken a few photos here before, but not from this angle. As dusk fell fast, I light-painted it from below with a small LED lamp, the light catching nearby branches and remaining beech leaves a brighter yellow contrasting with the cool blue sky behind.


Camera: FUJIFILM X-H2 ISO: 640
Focal Length: 15.2mm (mm-e) Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 5.3s


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