MORNING SUN THROUGH THE ROWAN TREE

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We have a number of Rowan trees, or Mountain Ash, in our garden. I love their shape, their autumn berries – which are swiftly gobbled by the birds – and the reminder of wonderful holidays in the Lake District where the Rowans grow in abundance.

Here, I managed to catch the berries with the sun directly behind them, no special filters, just a sparkle of light.

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TOWARDS SKIDDAW

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This was taken on a gloriously sunny day in Cumbria (the Lake District) as we hiked up alongside Shoulthwaite Gill. At this point we were close to Iron Crag and looking back down the valley towards Skiddaw and Blencathra. From here the walk became more rugged and the path disappeared entirely, but despite the uneven – and sometimes precarious – state of the ground, we had a thoroughly satisfying day on the hills without encountering another soul.