Nicknamed the ‘Organ Pipe Tree’ – a huge multi trunk sycamore growing out of the steep bankside along one of the ancient ‘Hollow way’ sections of the Green Lane that runs between North Sands in Salcombe and the village of Collaton.
The green lane is in the ‘South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Taken whilst on a course with legendary landscape photographer Joe Cornish who coined the nickname of this tree…. he got very animated with excitement at the abstract nature of the tree and how it looked like the pipes on a church organ :)
Best viewed large
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)
(Manual mode + Matrix metering pattern with selective focus point using ‘Live-view’)
Tripod and cable release used.
(the camera was reverse mounted on its plate so that It could point up at about 85°)
Pseudo-High Dynamic Range created by split-processing the RAW file into 3 lots of 16-bit TIFF’s (at -2, 0, +2 ev)
Processed using Photomatix Pro 3.26 & finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Ordnance Survey Grid reference – SX 723 386