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Ashridge Chestnut.

The BBC's Countryfile featured Ashridge at the weekend, although I've never been there when the staircase to the top of the Bridgewater monument, giving views over the woods has been open to the public. A great crop of sweet chestnuts this year. Near here they filmed and built an outlaw camp for Ridley Scott's version of Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe.

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  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 16 Nov 2010, 06:43
Fabulase photo
John Prior: Thank you Vintage
Standing underneath a tree and looking up really gives you the idea of its height and beauty. The sun shining through just adds to that feeling. Lovely.
John Prior: Thank you Sheila.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2010, 08:33
A fine shot John: not many leaves left now
John Prior: Thanks Chris, a few Beech and Oaks are hanging on.
I love sweet chesnuts but they are very expensive to buy.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, as pointed out in Countryfile the Romans introduced these trees to help feed the troops. They chestnuts get bigger in sunnier climates and the ones you can buy are imported. Nobody uses the native nuts, which is a pity as they are fine for eating.
It`s also where my father-in-law met his wife! Lovely angle, John. (:o)
John Prior: Nice Rosalyn, perhaps at the Business School?
A tree like a shelter; beautiful angle and colours.
have a nice day.
John Prior: Thank you Dom
Great use of the tree in the composition at that angle John.
John Prior: Thank you Brian.
I just can't see Russell Crowe as Robin Hood grin Lovely tree picture
John Prior: Thanks Bill, I looked at the trailer on the web, not a great film but a watchable cliche.
Great angle, John.
John Prior: Thanks Graeme smile
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2010, 21:33
lovely natural perspective. well done.
John Prior: Thanks Otto smile
Cor, it's tall isn't it. And to think that squirrels climb these without a moment's thought
John Prior: Thanks Ellie, yes very true, always great to watch.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 17 Nov 2010, 02:07
Looks as if it's bending over to say something.
Amazing how well you reindered the sensation of height!

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