This week’s Photo Challenge theme was eerie. And I knew exactly what I wanted to show in my picture, one of the knotted old “Granny” pines on the edge of Rushmere Country Park, just a short walk from my flat.
However, I think the eerieness of the subject depends very much on the conditions. The park sits in a frost pocket, and temperatures are always a few degrees colder there. Cold mist builds up in the valley between dusk and dawn, making a perfect eerie backdrop to the knurled trees sitting on the side of the hill.
But the weather hasn’t been favourable this week. It’s been far too bright and sunny to feel spooky and too warm at night to create swirling icy-cold mist, so the tree just looks a tiny bit creepy rather than eerie.