Fighting the elements.

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This twisted and wind beaten birch tree stands defiant at the foot of Hawnby Hill where it has no shelter from the elements.

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Comments (18)

Neil Aitkenhead on April 25, 2012

Lovely - you surely have some beautiful countryside around you Sam

Yorkshire Sam on April 25, 2012

Second to none in my book Neil, though the Scottish Highlands and Islands have to be considered as serious challengers to it.

many thanks and kind regards, Sam

Andy Rodker on April 26, 2012

It's amazing just how tough some trees can be. Terrific scene and shot. 8Like*. Best wishes, Andy

GasGasL€X on April 26, 2012

Nice shot again as I would expect....... as for beautiful countryside well I beg to differ as Australia has the best countryside... :) Cheers ~Lex

Yorkshire Sam on April 26, 2012

Cheers Lex,it's always good to know I'm keeping up to expectation mate.

I had to chuckle at that last bit though... There are of course some wonderful places and sights in Australia but of course we are comparing regions here not whole countries and I'd still bet all I own that per inch Great Britain has more scenic variety and more beauty than anywhere else in the world. I love your patriotic suggestion though :o). regards, Sam

Yorkshire Sam on April 26, 2012

Cheers Andy, yes I have a great love of trees and more so for characterful specimens like this one.

regards, Sam

Eliton Sloma on April 26, 2012

Maravilhosa foto. Muito bonita.

Belo registro e bela composição. Like+Fav

Saudações Eliton,Brasil

Yorkshire Sam on April 26, 2012

Thank you Eliton for your praise and encouragement.

best wishes, Sam

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on April 27, 2012

Very good photo! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

Zanot10,, this just goes to show what a clown you really are. Your own insecurities cause you to add your worthless copy and paste comments to images here on Panoramio in order to bring attention to yourself. The majority of people here on Panoramio are normal decent people fortunately and will of course out of politeness respond to your comments by way of adding something to one of your images which of course makes your actions seem worthwhile though regrettably will fuel your misbeliefs that the comments left are worth having. Well if all you want is to see your viewing and like figures rise then yes your adding such senseless comments around the site will get you that result. But think about it another way and you may see things differently... every hundred comments you leave won't generate 100 comments in return since there are those amongst Panoramio who like me realise what your game is and wouldn't normally respond, plus there are those who may not have time . So then let's assume you get back 90 replies which of course makes you believe your actions were worthwhile and superficially they will make your images appear very popular. Now in reality what you have done is given out more insincerity than you have received and this then means that your viewing and like statistics are less valuable than they were . It's like a government simply printing out more money when times get tough, it helps initially but the value of that currency just gets weakened. Out of pity for your losses I came and added ten of your own copy and paste comments to your 10 most recent pictures without really looking at them because I knew how much they would mean to you. Today I find you've given them back to me on my pictures and so I now must be a great photographer like you because I have lots of comments , I do hope you ticked the likes and didn't just say it ;o).

You know it makes no sense my little Panoramio friend but of course we both know you will continue to do it anyway :o)

best wishes, Sam

& on April 27, 2012

very very beautiful picture!! like

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

Many thanks ! &

Neil Grimwood on April 27, 2012

You've had a good rant there mate,well said!! I wonder if he'll get the message,obviously he hasn't read the rules or doesn't care.Ive had one or two pasters,the sad buggers must spend half their life on Pano,still, if thats what makes them happy.

So, it isn't a Hawthorn as we originally thought,bang goes the white blossom shot then;-)) It doesn't really matter mate it still makes a nice picture,its a grand'un Sam nice work.

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

Aye Neil, I felt the need to say a word or two :o)

Yes your blossom idea is out the window but hey you still like it so t'job's a good un,

Cheers !

PS I guess this comment means your puter is sorted then .

Neil in Sheffield UK on May 3, 2012

Another lovely Yorkshire image. The colours are gorgeous.

brian gillman on May 27, 2012

It's alright for you, Sam, because (at the risk of sounding condescending) you have a great gallery that spreads pleasure and attracts plenty of sincere viewers - but perhaps Zanot's gallery is not so good and the only way he can get viewers is to throw his comments about like confetti! (There now, I've offended you both!). And anover fing, you and that geezer Lex are both wrong. This area, where me meself lives, jolly ol' Kingston-on-Thames near London, has goota be the best in the whole blinkin' world for sceenry an' all that stuff. Hop on one of them trains and Gawd blimey your in Ide Park before yer knows it, or there's that Kew Gardens place wiv all them pretty weeds, or if yous fancy all them fancy kings and queens and royalty stuff why, lawks a' mercy, I can see 'Ampton Court Pally from me winda, no kidin! (Oh, by the way, Sam, I do like your photo here. Y*. A touch of the wilderness about it).

Best wishes, Brian.

Yorkshire Sam on May 27, 2012

Cheers Neil and apologies for a late reply.

Yorkshire Sam on May 27, 2012

Well Brian you haven't offended me, as for Zanot well enough said really ;o). I laughed at your notion of down sarf being the place to be for scenery :o), though yes I will give you the Royalty edge ! This scene is one such place to visit when the moors are in flower as I mentioned in a previous reply and I will be back there this year for sure, weather and light permitting.

Cheers !

Sam :o)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 25, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/04/22 19:48:52
    • Exposure: 0.067s (1/15)
    • Focal Length: 52.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV
    • No flash