Draycott Sleights is a nature reserve on the edge of Mendip Hills near Cheddar overlooking the Somerset Levels. It’s is a place I’ve been visiting on and off for a while now. There is a fantastic avenue of beech trees here and I have been looking forward to photographing them this autumn.
I paid a visit this morning just before sunrise. I wasn’t really expecting to make any images as the trees aren’t yet at their peak colour, but I wanted to check on their progress (being so exposed on the hillside the leaves can disappear very quickly). On arrival I was drawn to the mist over the Somerset Levels and couldn’t resist. As the sun came up over the hill there was still a little mist lingering around the beech avenue and I was treated to a little autumn sunlight on the leaves.