This is a photograph of the woodland surrounding Beacon Hill, just outside Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire.
The actual wood is an ancient one and surrounds the remains of a bronze age settlement atop the hill. Most people arrive at the car park (just beyond the woodland you can see here) and carry on straight up the path to the top of Beacon Hill. From the top, you can view the trig point as well as amazing panoramic views of Leicestershire.
On this particular morning, I made it to the top of Beacon Hill for sunrise. It was not particularly spectacular and hardly worth even getting the camera out for.
Making my way back down I decided to explore the surrounding treeline.
Eventually, I came across a small clearing in the wood and these strangely shaped trees.
To me, the shapes of the trees and the branches littering the floor reminded me of some great battle that had taken place. In my imagination, I had arrived just after the battle and this is what remained.
The early morning mist still hung in the air difusin the light as it struggled into this dark part of the forest.
I hope you like the image.
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Location: Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire.