Category Archives: Essex

Beeches of Flagstaff Hill in Epping Forest

Back in April I was introduced to ‘Big Bill’ which is an important keystone tree at Flagstaff Hill, near High Beech in Epping Forest. This is an impressive tall and straight pollarded Beech which is used for training arborists in climbing and health … Continue reading

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Search for the Aeroplane Tree on Pole Hill

This week I met with a lady called Cheryl at Pole Hill who used to play there as a child in the 1960s.  Pole Hill is in Chingford and sits on the border between Greater London and Essex in line with the … Continue reading

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Deer Shelter Plain

Recently I visited Deer Shelter Plain with Jeremy Dagley.  It is a small triangle of land off of the busy Wake Arms Roundabout to the North of Great Monk Wood in Epping Forest. I’ve driven past it many times but … Continue reading

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Morning at Barn Hoppitt, Epping Forest

Today I left my home at 6:30am so I could catch the early morning light shining on one of my favourite trees by the pond at Barn Hoppitt.  I was not disappointed, it was a beautiful spring day, the birds … Continue reading

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Reflections in Epping Forest

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Ancient Oaks at Epping Forest

Ultra wide angle shot for a bit of creative photography

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Old Oak at Barn Hoppitt

A bit of research at Epping Forest this week, love this old oak at Barn Hoppitt.  You can actually crawl right through it underneath!

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Mudflats

Summers evening at mudflats in Heybridge Basin, Essex

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Tree Graffiti

Tree graffiti in Epping Forest in Essex.  

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Sunrays through Smoke

Sun rays through smoke from charcoal production in a sustainable woodland I visited recently in Purleigh, Essex.

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Monkey Puzzle Tree

This tree has spiky branches and huge egg shaped cones.   See more of my images on 500px.com/marionsidebottom

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Common Knapweed

Common Knapweed taken in the grounds of Writtle College in Essex at the start of the English summer.  I love the spherical shape of the flowerheads and the fragility of the pinky/purple flowers when they open.  

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Burnham on Crouch Arts Trail 20th to 28th June 2015

This is my attic room where I’m preparing my canvasses for the Burnham Arts Trail 2015. You can catch my work in Jacaranda Florists in Burnham on Crouch in Essex from Sat 20th to Sun 28th June. Don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Setting Sun Over Dead Oak Tree

Each time I revisit these trees the scene is changing.  Fallen trees have been removed and the others are gradually falling apart. Visit me at 500px

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Splinter

An ancient hornbeam tree slowly breaks down in Hatfield Forest, Essex

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