I think every photographer will have one or maybe a few (if they are lucky) images that they look back on and feel completely happy and proud of. One such image for me is this one I took of an old lonesome tree, full of character, near where I lived back in January 2009. It was a chilly winters day, and the scene of this lonesome tree really struck me.
It’s a tree I have often wanted to go back and photograph, perhaps in each season, but have never quite made it. Sadly, recently it was announced that there have been plans submitted to build a quarry where it stands, and I might not get the chance to take more pictures of it.
I went there this evening to take some more of it, and it has become an icon for the Stop Bengeo Quarry movement, with messages adorning it all over. It appears I am not the only fan of this tree!
I for one hope that Herts County Council see sense, and join the local MP, Councillors and residents opposing the plan.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 1/40 sec
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 500
Lens EF50mm f/1.2L USM