The Glowing Tree of Autumn, North Military Road, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on November 22, 2009

The albedo* of every branch of this tree was so uniform it seemed to be glowing with a pale inner light. Eerie, but pleasingly so :)

The photo was taken from the North Military Road on the northern slopes of the Western Heights, Dover, UK.

Military Hill, as it is more commonly known, comes up from the town (to the left) and then subsequenty branches into two further up to the right: the original road still goes to the outer bridge of the "North Entrance", but a cutting through the hills now enables vehicles to bypass the North Entrance entirely (the North Entrance consists of two bridges and a tunnel which only allowed single-lane traffic).

The Drop Redoubt, which lies just over the skyline, and the North Entrance are intregal parts of an extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defense system embedded into the Western Heights.

I made a North Entrance Video earlier in the year (2009).

The Grey Squirrel photo was also taken on Military Hill.

*"Albedo (Al-bee-dough) is a measure of the fraction of reflected incident sunlight. When an object reflects most of the light that hits it, it looks bright and it has a high albedo."

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 22, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/11/19 12:25:47
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash