Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

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.

Granny Tree at Dusk
Granny Tree at Dusk, Rushmere Country Park

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.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

  1. Island Traveler November 6, 2013 / 11:19

    The old trees with the shape of their branches on a dark night, just reminded me of haunted stories that scares me as a kid. Spooky and thrilling.

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