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Northop Willow Tree #4

Magnificent willow tree in winter sun at Northop, North Wales

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The story behind this image

With half an hour to kill while my wife Liz was having her hair done at her favourite hairdressers in Northop, near where we live in North Wales, I took myself and my camera off for a walk around the public footpaths of the local golf club, to see if there were any views worth photographing.

Pickings were slim in the cold winter conditions, until I spotted this large and magnificent old willow tree, its bare winter branches glowing yellow and gold in the low angled sunlight.

So I spent the following half hour enjoying photographing this tree from different angles, with a nicely coiffured but puzzled wife wondering where I'd gone to!

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Image data

Filename - northop willow tree 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f8, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Northop, North Wales

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.