Tree stump – from my files.
Nikon F4, Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AFD lens on Ilford FP4
Not sure if this is an old Drovers’ way marker or a ‘Standing Stone’ that has been bypassed by the track.
A drovers’ road, drove [road] or droveway is a route for moving livestock on foot from one place to another, such as to market or between summer and winter pasture Many drovers’ roads were ancient routes of unknown age; others are known to date back to medieval times
A rather nice walk, although it can be muddy on a wet day.
Nikon F4, Nikkor 43-86 Ai f3.5 lens (soft focus filter) and Ilford FP4 Plus.
Trip, trap, trip, trap! went the bridge
Who’s that tripping over my bridge? roared the troll
Oh, it is only I, the tiniest Billy Goat Gruff
A country walk with Nikon F4, Nikkor 43-86 Ai f3.5 lens and Ilford FP4 Plus.
The Grwyne Fawr river Wales No3.
Abandoned stone wall being overcome by trees.
En route – Jebel Shams Oman: from my files.
Dead Juniper tree – Jebel Shams. From my files.
Very old wild olive trees on Al Jebel Al Akhdar (The Green Mountain).
Made on a very damp & cold day at about 7000ft: at least I did not wake from my tent & find snow ! it has happened. 🙂
A tree on the move and the rock is not going to get in its way.
Another tree from my colour files.
I forgot how many tree images I have – nearly as many as the ones I made of doors. 🙂
From my colour files – Jebel Shams.
This sort of choke point is quite common in most of the major wadis in Oman. Finding a way around or over can be a challenge, especially in the summer months when the rock is warm (hot) and covered in fine dust.
Accumulation of rock like this one is the result of the many Cyclones Oman has endured over the centuries; well trodden paths and even Falaj get blocked. There are several instances were a whole village has moved because of the loss of water when a Falaj gets blocked or damaged beyond repair.
Aflaj – old & new: unfortunately cement has replaced some of the traditional construction.
Nikon 35Ti. Kodak Tmax 400 @ 320 iso, toned & diffused.
Sentinels stand guard over a Bronze-age Archæology site.
An Onodrim or ‘Tree-Host’ ?
Things have changed. Some of us are still true Ents, and lively enough in our fashion, but many are growing sleepy, going tree-ish, as you might say. Most of the trees are just trees, of course; but many are half awake. Some are quite wide awake, and a few are, well, ah, well getting Entish. That is going on all the time. (Treebeard)
I think I was about 17 when I first read this book and have enjoyed reading it on many occasions since: liked the film series, not so much the several wireless versions that have been produced over the years. But the books remain the best way of enjoying the adventures of ‘Middle-earth’ and Hobbits.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien.
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More information on books.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AF-D lens.
Ferns in colour for a change. 😎
Nikon F4 with Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens: Kodak T-max 400 @ iso320 in D76 1+1.
Another for my tones print series.
Tree roots over rock.
Looking again at this image, the bottom right was not desaturated, it is a thick film of dust & grey dirt.