After taking a "shortcut" up a hillside, which turned out to be steeper, craggier and more densely wooded than I anticipated, I was rewarded with this marvellous vista. I could almost feel the warmth of the glow radiating from this scene as I stood, panting after my exertions, on the hillside. The backlighting and the shaded contours of the land, made the autumnal Birch and Larch trees seemingly exhale piercing, golden light. The calming green of the evergreen conifers in the background helped soothe my eyes. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.