Upper Hollesley Common – Suffolk
Upper Hollesley Common at sunrise is a magical place. Vast swathes of heather bloom across the landscape, filling the air with a delicate scent and creating a visual feast for photography. Hollesley Common is owned by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the dense coniferous woodland here has recently been thinned and managed to encourage the heathland to return. Everywhere you look there are small silver birch saplings pushing their way through the heather, rejuvenating the heath.
I love the delicate shades of green and violet that can only be found as the early morning sun rises. I thought this particular birch tree looked stunning in the early morning light and loved the way the heather grew in a band all around it.
Camera: Nikon D700
Settings: F14 at 0.4 second
OS Ref: TM 33514 47086
Inspiration: The colours of the heather and the light shining through the trees.
Date shot: 20/08/17