Church & Tree - London - England by Bryan Freeman

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Taken on our recent trip to London.

Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-85mm
HDR, 3 photos, tonemapped then adjusted shadows further in PS

13 July 2010 Featured in Religious Architecture

We went for many loooong walks around London and this was taken on our first evening stroll in London. Taken somewhere between Victoria and Westminster. I can’t remember exactly where though as it’s been two and a half months since this photo was taken.

The first time I saw trees like this I thought they were something out of a horror movie. I could not work out how they came to be so badly and horribly misshapen. It wasn’t until I’d spent a couple of years living in London (in the mid 90’s) that I learnt every autumn, after all the leaves have fallen off the trees and made nice slippery slushy muck out of footpaths, roads and stopped numerous tube trains, the council workers/contractors, would come along in their big shiny trucks and and lop off the spindly little branches that had grown over the past six months.

Every year this happens to just about every tree in London. And every year these trees push out more spindly branches from the misshapen bulbous protrusions at the end of each branch. It would seem it is a never ending cycle/battle between humans and nature.

I have often wondered over the intervening years why they do this (the councils that is, I can understand why the trees do their bit) after the leaves have fallen and not before the leaves fall off. I also wonder why bother at ALL!? It makes no sense to me. Perhaps someone out there in bubbleland could elighten me.

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  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

    Love the perspective in this shot Bryan, great job

  • Thanks Michelle, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Tony Phillips
    Tony Phillipsover 4 years ago

    I like your perspective and colours Bryan. Ever wondered how long it would be before the trees would fell the tower – if left entirely to their own devices?

  • Thanks Tony. the tree was quite a way from the church.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • wwyz
    wwyzover 4 years ago

  • Awesome news, thanks very much Leanna

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Tigersoul
    Tigersoulover 4 years ago

    Brilliant use of perspective. Nice one Bryan

  • Thanks very much Perry.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Brilliant composition & great photo Bryan.

  • Thanks Michael

    – Bryan Freeman

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