The gateway

Over near Oakenclough in Preston, an old gateway still stands in place: the rusting, spiked gate chained and padlocked in place, the two concrete pillars reveal its age is not too ancient after all and the last remaining paving slabs we can see through the metal bars are uneven and buckled by roots beneath. 

What this structure belonged to originally is anyone’s guess, as the building is long gone now, but it shows that Nature is always winning in reclaiming Her own once we stop maintaining ours.

And off in the distance, atop a wooded hill is the beautifully stunning Beacon Fell country park in the Forest of Bowland.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 DG Vario-Elmarit Lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/250 seconds*


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