There is a long tradition of lone trees in photographs. But that was not the reason for taking this. I just happened to love the tree, the light and the clouds. We spent a week in the Lake District, and having spent many, many summer holidays there as a child and teenager, I have known plenty of wet weeks. This was no exception: it rained pretty much every day. But I wasn't going to allow that to stop me taking photographs. We were just driving down from the Kirkstone Pass when we saw this tree and the sun thinly in the distance. As a photographer, I was also taken by the lines from the walls, the road and the hillside.
But sole trees were not my only opportunity of mixing cloud, sun and hills together. Here is one over Coniston:
Tell me which you like better? The lonely larch, or the row (just) of trees?
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