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'I think that I shall never see - a poem as lovely as a tree' to quote the poet Joyce Kilmer.
And a walk through the autumn woods along the Afon Llugwy at Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales will show you exactly what he was talking about.
There are some beautiful ancient woodlands here, shown at their best for a couple of weeks in late October as the leaves turn golden before being stipped away in the winter gales.
As my wife Liz and I walked the riverside path my attention was drawn to this solitary oak tree a liite ways back from the water's edge.
Old, huge and shaped like a child's drawing, this magnificent specimen surely fits the description in Joyce Kilmer's poem.
Filename - betws y coed woods 07.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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