Midas

Flowering grass heads in golden hour evening sun, abstract closeup nature photography West Sussex UK ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Poynings

West Sussex UK

21/04/19
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Meyer Optik Görlitz 1Q Orestegor 4/200
Fujifilm XT-2

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Amphora

close up black and white macro image of budding flower head with soft out of focus background, nature photography Berkshire UK ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Berkshire
21/04/19
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C.Z.Jena 1Q Tessar 2,8/50 Nr.4766100
Fujifilm XT-2

Demon (II)

Twisted dead beech tree with boughs reaching upward surrounded by silhouetted ash trees, Chanctonbury Ring West Sussex UK black and white landscape nature ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

‘Mother of the woods’
Dead Beech tree near Chanctonbury Ring
West Sussex UK
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As I walked up through the woods on the North side of the ridge following a line of ancient Beech trees toward Chanctonbury Ring I came across a large area of felled Ash trees and feared this tree with it’s outstretched boughs may have gone. Since I first photographed this tree in January 2015 what life it had then has since dwindled and the surrounding area is strewn with fragments of dropped branches – many no doubt loosed by the stormy weather over the last few days. While I had hoped to see this tree grow further in the years to come it’s location might mean it was older than it’s size suggests. Despite this it still stands, reaching aloft among the surrounding Ash trees which may not be there for much longer.