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Belvoir Tree from Below R

By Gerard1972
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This old tree in Belvoir Forest Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, is one of my favourite subjects for photographing. It looks interesting from many different angles and magnificent on a sunny autumn day.

Here, in a gulley below the tree, I have captured it from what I think is the best angle. Having taken probably hundreds of shots of this tree, this photo is one of my favourites, as the foliage, the lighting, and even the cloud formations are as good as I've seen them.

Other views of this tree:

This is a reworking of this deviation:

The previous deviation was HDR. This is mostly a single exposure, with only the sky blended in from a bracketed exposure.

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Image size
650x971px 1.25 MB
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Focal Length
12 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2008, 1:18:18 PM
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ColtonD's avatar
beautiful shot
mindCollision's avatar
Came out beautifully :) Worth the many hundreds of shots you had to take to get it :p
klinone's avatar
well done :) like it
suzie-101's avatar
This is an absolutely inspirational photograph. I found myself considering heading to Belvoir at some point to try to find this tree to paint, though I suspect a lot of the beauty comes from your photography skills!
Azafruit's avatar
I like the angle.
kpep's avatar
You have been featured here: [link] :love:
garnet2424's avatar
Absoloutly stunning! Awesome colours :heart:
Hadriian's avatar
Really jealous of your wide angle lense! Haha, which one is it? :)
DesertRatPhelios's avatar
Amazing everything!How could you ask for a critique!
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B0rrach0's avatar
Wonderful shot :)
Priski's avatar
Man I love colors, just brilliant and simple concept,
XaveyStars's avatar
All the textures and colors are stunning
norton-13's avatar
you have a great eye
cloe-may's avatar
those colors are simply amazing! :) I miss autumn :D
eternal-araelys's avatar
oh, this is exquisite :) I love the coloring..
Mikemeadows91's avatar
This angle is very interesting. And I like the way the hill slopes so steeply away from it. A very photogenic tree :)
augustrush008's avatar
really amazing work the color is fantastic
SuzanneHole's avatar
beautiful colours and angle of shot!
Psychothrone's avatar
Very beautiful. The composition works great, the colours are brilliant. And that's a very nice tree too (:
akseiya's avatar
I definitely have to go there :)
Cathorse's avatar
This is truly amazing! One of the nicest tree-shots ive seen. Fav!
Savualex's avatar
great colours !
LadyChristina's avatar
Beautiful! I like the angle that you took this in. it's like the viewer is standing underneath the tree, and the tree is beautiful and protecting. Nice job! :D
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