Sycamore Gap

Here is the tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall Path – taken fairly late in the day, so now in shadow, but nicely silhouetted against the stunning blue sky! When the weather is good, it is really good!

This tree and section of wall was made even more famous by being used in the film ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ – you can watch this part of the film on YouTube – not sure I am totally comfortable with them clambering all over this ancient monument, but that is Hollywood for you! As for some now calling it the ‘Robin Hood Tree’…please!

More details on the tree and how it got its name can be found on Wikipedia.

Details on the location of Sycamore Gap can be found on my previous post, Time To Head Home.

As with my previous post, the editing here has been fairly minimal – keeping the black levels to maintain the darkness of the foreground and increasing the contrast. A warm-up tint was applied and colours boosted slightly.

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Technical details:

Fuji X-E1; 18mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/400s@f5.6; ISO200 – handheld – post-processing in Lightroom – DSCF157619100710256