Eastern Moors, Derbyshire, England by David Hawkes

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This is a spindly, wind blown and unprepossessing tree, easily missed, sheltering behind a dry stone wall on one of the Derbyshire Peak District's more un-inhospitable and bleak moors. It's one I can't help coming back to time and again in different weathers and seasons. This time on a drizzly and very cold winter morning when driving past.

Having been looking through a Bill Brandt Exhibition Catalogue I'm lucky to have, I played with the file in Lightroom to keep the starkness making a quite sooty, inky black version. Later I tweaked this to add a sepia tone that matched the layer after layer of brown, scrubby vegetation - having used a short telephoto lens to compress the almost identical looking layers running into the distance - then added some additional warmth and texture.

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