Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Admittingly I love this tree as over the years I have captured many milky way & even aurora scenes from beneath this old beech. I remember as a child always gazing out of our car window in amazement each time we passed this tree on family outings because it looks almost unique to any other trees in this area. Maybe it’s because of its large size & the way it almost drapes over the main road that makes it so appealing to many.
This stunning old beech tree stands just a few miles from my home. It’s known & highly respected by generations of folk from around our area. Each night I attempt a “milky way hunt” I like to start by capturing a few warm up shots here before moving onward to new locations.
Sometimes I try to capture my images in locations that are personal to me, instead of somewhere completely random & unmeaning. By doing this it ensures that the moment was captured to the best of my ability for me & others to look back on someday when this old tree may sadly be no longer standing. This is the greatest benefit of photography to us all