I discovered from someone else’s beautiful photo posted on Instagram that there is a forest of petrified oak trees just a 30 minute drive from my home! How strange you can go a lifetime not knowing that one of nature’s marvels is so close to home. It is believed the trees were originally planted in 1100, they are not actually fossilised and the cause of their demise is also not known. Many believe it was a result of a change in the water. The trees were haunting, but beautiful. I rarely shoot with black and white images in mind, but it seems to suit these trees.