A lone hawthorn tree growing on Limestone pavement at Winskill Stones Nature Reserve in the Yorkshire Dales. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Winskill Stones Nature Reserve, Yorkshire Dales

The Tetris Tree

I find limestone pavements a joy to photograph because of their interesting shapes. Often they feature cracks that run in parallel lines which can be used to create a foreground structure in a photograph. When a lone tree is also added to the equation I am very happy. The limestone pavement here at Winskill Stones covers quite a small area but it has a wonderful backdrop as the landscape sweeps out into the distance. There was no sign of the sun when I took this photograph so I used a long exposure to slightly blur the clouds moving overhead.

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