I have an ongoing fascination with the short section of the River Rothay near Rydal in the English Lake District, and spend quite a lot of time wandering through the surrounding trees and woodlands. These birches seem to step into the background during summer, when their weeping branches are an obscuring veil, but in winter their bright bark is set off against the russet leaves of beech saplings.
Not long ago I had a tremendously productive dawn photo walk around Rydal Water in the Lake District. One of the great things about photographing at that time of day is that the light changes constantly. I began in near darkness in thick fog and arrived home for breakfast in sunshine. This image of birch trees just as the mist was lifting is a favourite from the morning.
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