A Tulip Tree at Sourhead in Late AutumnA walk around the gardens at Stourhead on Monday was extremely enjoyable. The crowds that visit in order to see the autumn colours were replaced by a more normal number of weekday admirers and strollers. There was a low and clear light streaming across Stourhead causing many trees to glow in the remnant their autumn leaves

There are two Tulip Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) that I know of at Stourhead. They are native to the United States. One is on an island in the lake – pictured here – and the other is on the bank of the south side. That one I have photographed several times and have supplied the National Trust with greeting cards depicting it in its beautiful summer garb.

I photographed this island tree two years ago in black and white and is on www.valeanddown.com

I used my Fujifilm X-T2 camera with the XF23mm F1.4 R lens at 1/650 second at f/5.6 ISO 200. Velvia profile applied.  Gitzo tripod used.