On another woodland walk before spring had made her mark at Attingham Park we enjoyed a wander looking at the silhouettes of mature tree specimens. I shall include both coloured and black and white photos to see what different details they show up.
As we followed the gravel path to the stable yard these trees took our attention, silhouetted against a beautiful blue wintery sky. In the stable yard we collected our coffees and cookies and then admired the willow sculptures.
We walked out towards the patch of woodland where the woodland floor was alive with Song Thrushes and Blackbirds foraging among the autumnal leaves. In the tree tops their larger cousins the Mistle Thrushes sang their hearts out proclaiming their territory and hoping to attract mates. We admired the crisp outlines of the leafless trees against the rich blues of the winter sky.
Completely different forms of tree shapes could be seen in and around the walled garden where fruit trees had been skillfully trained against the red brick walls or along tightly strung wires.
Here are a few blocks of photos of tree silhouettes. The delicate skeletal forms of the mature deciduous trees were broken up by the occasional dark and much heavier forms of evergreen conifers.
I shall change some shots now to monochrome and check out the difference.
These monochrome versions of the coloured photos give a much more simplified view of the tree structures, giving an ethereal quality to them and a delicacy that the original coloured photos lacked. I hope you enjoyed seeing both versions.