Photographer's Note

I like the lonely landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. The wide skies and limestone rock make for some dramatic photos.

This one was taken just after a storm. The tree must have been struck by lightning at least once in it's life and half of it was dead: I wondered how many years had it stood there being battered by weather?
And how many travellers had sheltered undrneath trying to escape the biting winds?
How many birds had perched on the branches trying to spot food on the barren fellside?

No more: when I visited again in March just the trunk remained.

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. .......As a man is so he sees. As the Eye is formed such are its Powers..."
William Blake

This is scanned from a negative, and I have spent a while cleaning it up. Unfortunately the scan has lost detail in the white rock and some are burnt out.
Adjusted levels and colour balance, increased saturation and then used Neat Image to reduce noise.
Finally added a simple frame.

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