The Fens

The Fens are ancient marshlands in the east of England that comprise of land that is low lying (usually no more than a few metres above mean sea level). Over the years the Fens were drained to make way for long tracts of peat-rich soils crisscrossed by man-made drainage channels and canals. The photo below is of one such man made channel known as the Reach ford near the Wicken Fen Nature reserve that is managed by the National Trust. Wicken Fen is one the oldest of National Trusts nature reserve and is at the forefront in the preservation and maintenance of this ancient landscape.

DSC_1232_3_4-Edit

Shot as a 3-exposure bracketed at -2, 0 and +2. Post processed in Photomatix Pro and Lightroom Classic. Nikon D750 with a 28-300mm Nikon Lens.

Respect the thorns..

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn – Persian Proverb

3942651920_bc2e2e4822_o_tonemapped
Click on the photograph for a larger version on Flickr

Such a simple proverb but with such deep meaning!

Photographed in 2009 at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, a property of the National Trust.

 

Standing tall…

3941812925_14283fd1df_o_tonemapped
An english redwood tree

At the Anglesey Abbey, a national trust property in Cambridgeshire. Home to some interesting trees and landscapes, and vast grounds for walking or even a picnic. See some related articles below.