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Beech Avenue, Kingston Lacey

I thought I’d re-share this shot for two reasons, one I really love this location and secondly I was mortfied to hear recently that a number of these famous trees have had to be cut down. The National Trust decided that around a dozen (maybe more) of the trees were unsafe and they had no option other than to chop them down.

I almost don’t want to go back there, as I may actually cry!


The location is along the B3082, just past the National Trust property Kingston Lacey and just before you reach Badbury Rings (an Iron Age fort). There are plenty of places to park along this stretch of the road and its worth taking a little stroll along the path to find the best spot to set up tripod and camera.

Technique Used

I wanted to achieve a “painterly” effect by dialling in a little more time on my exposure with the aid of a polariser filter. This worked a treat and resulted in some great blurry movement with strong tones. Theshot was also taken back in May when the leaves were lovely and fresh. Always worth working out the best times of year to visit places to get the best out of them.

[image title=”Beech Avenue, Badbury Rings, Dorset” size=”medium” id=”442″ align=”none” linkto=”viewer” ]

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