Mono Tree

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On the way down from Hatterrall Hill in the Black Mountains, I spotted this view of a tree on the horizon, with the familiar outline of Ysgyryd Fawr in the distance. It was just begging to be photographed.

A 15 mile yomp through the Black Mountains, on a hot day, is neither the time nor the place to be carrying a ton of heavy camera gear, but you never know when an image will turn up so I always take a camera. I left all the heavy gear at home and dusted off my trusty old D40 – it still takes good images, and weighs almost nothing, ideal for this sort of work.

Photography stuff: 55-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/4000 sec at f/5.6, converted to mono in Lightroom 5.