Sycamore Gap Under the Stars
Sycamore Gap is one of the most famous trees in Britain. Fact. So much so that it recently won England’s Tree of the Year 2016 and has been entered for the European Tree of the Year 2017 – vote here if you’re reading this during February 2017.
Not just one of the UK’s favourite trees, Sycamore Gap also made a cameo appearance in Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. But aside from all that, it is an incredible spot, surrounded by the ancient history of Hadrian’s Wall with sharp rises and dramatic dips.
I’ve photographed the tree a number of times, but the elusive photo for me has been capturing the stars over the gap. Each time I have tried, it has been cloudy or foggy. But between Christmas and New Year, the conditions looked just right: clear skies, no moon and I was off work… So I took the trip over to find it near perfect up there.
The number of stars was just incredible. The sky was absolutely full of them…