Tree Shadows on Snow
Glen Esk, Angus, Scotland
A covering of snow and clear blue sky had me reaching for my camera. Not to shoot a winter vista, as you might expect, but this more intimate scene. I was attracted by the interplay of the shadows of the busy branches on the rolling blanket of smooth snow. Originally I had intended to include the bases of these tree trunks, but on reflection felt that this detracted from the power of the isolated juvenille tree breaking through the snowy mantle.