Beech avenue, Kingston Lacy

This beech avenue is part of a grand estate, rather than a humble farm track like the one at Bindon. After an exploratory visit to find a good viewpoint, this photo was snatched in a few minutes just as the winter sun was setting, balancing my tripod on a steep bank at the edge of the road. Passing traffic cut down the time available even more.

Beech avenue near Kingston Lacy

I liked the contrast between the late golden light and the cool tone of the road, and of the natural and man-made. I’d love to go back with a long telephoto lens one day!

You can read more about the beech avenue on the National Trust web site.