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Beech Plantation, Leeds Castle Estate

By derekhansen
The Beech plantation in the grounds of Leeds castle was planted following the destruction of many ancient Beeches during the Great Storm of '87. Late Autumn is the perfect time to shoot this small grove. The ground is littered with golden leaves and the branches are just holding onto their foliage but not enough to prevent the sunlight streaking through.

Tags: Autumn General Fall Beech trees Flowers and plants Leeds castle Landscape and travel

Voters: clintQB, AnnChown, brianpatcham and 35 more

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 2:27PM
Beech trees are so beautiful in autumn, as you say - but I also love the way these groves are planted in that pleasing pattern. But I wonder when you took this as there are still some green leaves on the trees. In any event, it's a lovely image with good light.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 4:06PM
wonderful comp derek brilliant detail and tones belting colour and light a cracker nice one Wink
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 4:12PM
I really like the contrast between the strong lines of the trees and the lovely warm light and golden leaves - very helpful of them to have planted the trees in a regular pattern too Smile This has a lovely almost magical feel to it, lovely image Derek.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 Jun 2012 6:22PM
The light in the distance gives a lovely depth, Derek. Great patterns and colour as already stated. Lovely image.

An excellent image for a very large print, wall size would be good. Here's another wee tree to go with it.

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 Jun 2012 7:01PM
Nice work, Mr. H!

It's a shame they had to be planted in rows. A random distribution would look more natural.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 7:21PM
Thank you Ann, Andy, Anna and Dave. An extra big thankyou to Dougie for the UA. Your 'wee tree' is very much appreciated.

Quote:Nice work, Mr. H!

It's a shame they had to be planted in rows. A random distribution would look more natural.

Thank you Jools. I tried to break up the rows as much as possible but wasn't competely successful.

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
10 Jun 2012 7:47PM
nice light and colour here.lesley
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 7:54PM
creating some lovely lines of trees and light, as always your comp is spot on...Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Jun 2012 10:29PM
Did this today at Anglesey Abbey, irresistable Derek.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 2:02PM
Great capture, Derek - superb colours

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
12 Jun 2012 11:00PM
A frame filler of rich colour...lovely

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