It's always great to walk in woodland wherever in the world we are. Woodland offers such a vast array of image making possibilities which change dramatically with each passing season. Another great thing about woodland walks is the preponderance of light pools that reach down through the canopy to 'pick out' specimens in the forest as if suggesting you should consider them for an image.
My offering for the blog today is one of those perfectly placed trees. Perched above a woodland pond on a decaying old stump that has remained waterlogged for years, my topic is stripped of its needles awaiting the return of the spring sunshine. I could not resist this image. The prominence of the tree in advance of the dark forest behind, and the wonderful spotlight of winter sun illuminating tiny remnants of pine needles like baubles on a Christmas tree. Exposing for the light leaves the forest all but eliminated from the frame and the star of the show front and centre. Winter woodland should be high on your list of places to seek out something a little different.