This weekend unfortunately our plans for a return visit to Winkworth were scuppered; who would have thought that they’d close the parking entry half an hour before official closure? Especially when they claim the parking area closes at 6pm and there’s a right-of-way passing through the arboretum!
So in compensation here’s a photo from a walk the week before near the tiny village of Hawkley. This was a rather short walk through the beeches, and after the storm just the week before I was expecting some trouble. I did encounter three fallen trees, but thankfully managed to navigate my way under, over, or around them. Somewhere past the half-way point, along the Hangers way I came across the scene above. Can you imagine anything more British? Personally, I found this rather more pleasing than the popular view from ‘Shoulder of Mutton Hill’ (now that sounds more like a tempting dish).
This particular image was taken handheld as a single exposure. With little exposure variation (due to the overcast sky) I had little to do in post. Just the usual selective curves to balance things out and global curves for contrast adjustment.
As always, I encourage you to click on the image for a larger version; comments welcome.