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Treed paddock

Solitary tree

When white settlers arrived, trees were cleared to make way for sheep and cattle. I’m sure that more than just one or two trees were left standing in each field, but over the years new growth was repressed by competition with grazing animals.

The most difficult decision in taking this photograph was to decide where to place the tree in the frame. In the end I decided to break a few compositional “rules� and place it in the centre.

One Comment

  1. ROB says:

    Rules were meant to be broken, and they sure did help in this shot. Another excellent job, especially with those clouds sitting low on the hill like that.

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