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Beech Row by JakeSpain Beech Row by JakeSpain
Finally yesterday I visited the famous Beech Avenue on Kingston Lacy Estate in Dorset. This has been on my list of scenes for some years now. The Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees are over 180 years old. One beech tree was planted on either side of the road for each day of the year, plus one for a leap year, totalling 731 specimens. Only 500 of the original beech trees survive today and unfortunately most of the rest will no doubt be felled over the next 3 decades. They are just too old now (Beech lifespan is about 200 years) and are becoming diseased and unstable.
nearly 3 miles of ancient trees along a main road is quite a sight.

New Lens Canon 70-200 F4, loving it.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Stunning shot mate...:ahoy;
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Artist
:ahoy:
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :clap:
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This sounds like something that is really worth seeing. The trees look stunning.
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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YOSHIMETAL Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   Photographer
Gorgeous :+fav:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful capture - enormous DOF :wow:
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou. And all that through a 70-200mm lens, oh the skill of it all....
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
most impressive, indeed !
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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
That's great!
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Lovely shot Jake, beautifully framed and composed
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Andy.
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SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope to see more photos of that place - theses trees are beautiful fore sure! (hope you don't mind if I call a tree beautiful :D). ;)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a few more shots but they are not different enough for my portfolio. Thanks for the interest and of course trees are beautiful - why not?
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adamlack Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's certainly an impressive road. Great capture of the trees, the greens are spot on how I remember it.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou. You have any shots from your visit?
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adamlack Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No, last time I was there was before I even really knew what a camera was, to be honest. ;p I aim to go back sometime though, especially now after seeing your shots! Hopefully before they all disappear.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well worth a visit. I have seen many pics from here and it was great to finally see them for real. I will try to return for a sunrise sometime. The road was too busy to get the shots I had in mind.
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adamlack Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's quite a main road isn't it. Goes up and down a lot too though, so I think there's some potential for interesting shots in that. You won't see the cars coming as well, mind you, so perhaps that's not such a great idea.

Best of luck with a sunrise then, I imagine you'll manage it before me.
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