I love woodland and the way the trees mark the seasons. It’s Spring, the beech trees have bright, lime-green. soft-to-the-touch leaves that gently filter the light rather than blocking it out. And the woodland flowers make their one-time bid to bloom and set seed before the canopy thickens up for the summer.
On the North York Moors, if any saplings manage to survive the best efforts of the local sheep and finally grow they then have to cope with some strong and persistent winds. Many of the trees in this area are wind-sculpted and leaning.
My first foray into black and white photography since my teenage years! This gnarled tree was growing in woodland next to the Kilburn White Horse in North Yorkshire and whilst the day was hot and sunny in the woods it was cool and calm.