Category Archives: Trees

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

I was cycling along an empty country lane, and passed through this forest. The mist and fading trees grabbed my attention. I loved the silence too, as this was early morning last summer. So the air was still and there is the impression that you are the only one awake. That’s the great thing about being on a bike, I can travel large distances, but at a pace that I can take in my surroundings and stop if necessary. It also makes me more sensible about how much gear to take out….and putting it in bags on my bike relieves me of the weight!!

I was reminded of these images because here in the UK there is a lot of mist around at the moment, and I haven’t yet been able to get out early. But hopefully I will over the next few days. There has been so much wind over the last few months, it makes a welcome change to have this lovely still air and sunshine….!

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

Frozen pond in Czech Republic

A frozen pond somewhere in central Czech Republic in between Brno and Prague. It’s a fairly nondescript scene in real life, but I love the starkness of winter and this angular tree against the frozen surface of the pond epitomizes a cold blustery winter. These two image seemed to go together so well, so rather than picking one, I put two up.

Devon countryside

Devon countryside

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….Just ambling along country roads in the UK is at least a picturesque experience. The hedgerows that divide fields from each other and the roads provide a habitat for all sorts of flora and fauna, so the occasional whiff of wild garlic, the sound of birdsong and the buzzing of bees makes a relaxing experience.

This is a country lane in Devon when I was en-route for Dartmoor national Park. I never go out of my way to take photographs when cycling along these lanes, it’s just that every now and then a composition jumps out.

Again, processed in Silver Efex Pro as previously described.