Photography by Ian Cameron
Tortured Pine, Torridon, Highlands, Scotland, scots pine, trees, old, hard, severe, frost, blue, shadows, sunlight, colo photo

Tortured Pine   Torridon, Highlands, Scotland

There aren't a great many fine examples of Scots pine left but Torridon has more than its fair share of these wonderful twisted  and tortured old trees that seem to eek out a hard existence.  With an incredibly severe frost covering the land and a laser blue sky above the shadows duly reflected the colour of the sky, whilst the frosted areas receiving direct afternoon sunlight were creamy white.  I waited until the tree emerged from the shadow so that it stood out bathed in sunlight adding a dash of colour and shape.

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